TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon A Time' & 'Bob's Burgers' Rise, 'Resurrection', 'Revenge' & 'The Mentalist' Hit Lows

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April 28th, 2014

Once Upon A Time April 27

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.5/4 1.5/4 1.0/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.2/4 1.5/5 0.9/3 0.6/2 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 6.440 3.270 9.204 4.259 2.205

ABC was number one with adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers. 

Note: NBC was preempted in Portland from 7-10PM for the NBA playoffs. The ratings are likely infated and subject to adjustment in the final ratings.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos notched a1.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 23 percent from a 1.3 for its most recent original. Once Upon a Time earned a 2.1, up 24 percent from last week’s series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.  Resurrection scored a series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 10 percent from a 2.1 for its most recent episode.  Revenge garnered a series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating down 8 percent from a 1.3 for its most recent episode.

On CBS, 60 Minutes earned a 1.4, up 27 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race scored a 1.9, up 12 percent from last week's 1.7 18-49 rating. The Good Wife matched last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  The Mentalist tied its series low with a 1.2, down 14 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bob's Burgers earned a 1.1, up 83 percent from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. American Dad  scored a 1.2, up 9 percent from a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent original. The Simpsons garnered a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, down 12 percent  from a 1.7 for its most recent original episode. Family Guy  notched a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, even with its most recent original episode.  Cosmos matched last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, American Dream Builders earned a 0.7, up 40 percent from last week's series low 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Dateline notched a 1.1, up 38 percent from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Believe garnered a 1.2, up 9 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.  Crisis scored a 1.0, up 11 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, April 27, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.6/6 6.46
CBS 60 Minutes 1.4/5 10.33
FOX Bob's Burgers 1.1/4 2.44
NBC American Dream Builders 0.7/2 3.12
7:30 FOX American Dad 1.2/4 2.54
8:00 ABC Once Upon A Time 2.1/6 6.91
CBS The Amazing Race 1.9/6 8.55
FOX The Simpsons 1.5/5 3.38
NBC Dateline 1.1/3 6.10
8:30 FOX Family Guy 2.1/6 3.97
9:00 ABC Resurrection 1.9/5 7.46
FOX Cosmos 1.4/4 3.64
CBS The Good Wife 1.3/3 9.26
NBC Believe 1.2/3 4.93
10:00 CBS The Mentalist 1.2/3 8.68
ABC Revenge 1.2/3 4.94
NBC Crisis 1.0/3 3.97


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