TV Ratings Sunday: 'The Good Wife' & 'The Mentalist' Dip, 'Once Upon a Time' Hits New Low + 'Cosmos' Rises

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April 21st, 2014

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/4 1.1/4 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.7/3 0.8/3 0.9/4 0.6/2 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 8.525 4.631 2.554 3.700 1.928

CBS was number one with adults 18-49 & with total viewers. 

Note: NBC carried NBA Playoff basketball in the Portland market from 7-9PM. Expect adjustments in the finals tomorrow. 

On CBS, 60 Minutes earned a 1.1, down half a ratings point from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race scored a 1.6, down two tenths from last week's 1.8 18-49 rating. The Good Wife garnered a 1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.  The Mentalist notched a 1.4, down two tenths from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Once Upon a Time earned a series low 1.7, down three tenths from last week’s 2.0 adults 18-49.  In My Dreams earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bob's Burgers earned a 0.6, down two tenths from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.  Cosmos earned a 1.4, up a tenth from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, American Dream Builders earned a 0.6, down a tenth from last week's series low 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. Dateline notched a 0.9, up a tenth from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Believe earned a 1.2, up two tenths from last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.  Crisis scored a 0.9 from last week's adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, April 20, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM CBS 60 Minutes 1.1 4 8.80
ABC It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown/ Charlie Brown All-Stars -R 0.9 4 3.55
FOX Bob's Burgers 0.6 3 1.53
NBC American Dream Builders 0.6 2 2.52
7:30PM FOX American Dad -R 0.6 2 1.52
8:00 PM ABC Once Upon a Time 1.7 5 5.69
CBS The Amazing Race: All-Stars 1.6 5 7.62
FOX The Simpsons -R 0.9 3 2.20
NBC Dateline NBC 0.9 3 3.82
8:30PM FOX Family Guy -R 1.1 3 2.65
9:00PM FOX Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey 1.4 4 3.71
CBS The Good Wife 1.4 4 9.08
NBC Believe 1.2 3 4.66
ABC In My Dreams (9-11PM) 1.0 3 4.64
10:00PM CBS The Mentalist 1.4 4 8.61
NBC Crisis 0.9 3 3.80

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