TV Ratings Sunday: 'The Simpsons', 'Cosmos' & 'Resurrection' Rise + 'The Mentalist', 'Believe' & Crisis' Flat

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May 5th, 2014


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.6/5 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.2/4 1.7/6 0.7/3 0.6/2 0.7/3
Total Viewers (million) 6.45 3.63 8.99 3.90 2.40

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

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos matched last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Once Upon a Time earned a 2.0, down two tenths  from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Resurrection scored a 2.0 for its season finale, up a tenth from last week's series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.  Revenge matched last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bob's Burgers matched last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. American Dad  scored a 1.3, up a tenth from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Simpsons garnered a 1.9, up three tenths from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy  notched a 2.2, up a tenth from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.  Cosmos earned a 1.6, up two tenths from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, 60 Minutes earned a 1.0, down three tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race scored a  1.7, down two tenths from last week's 1.9 18-49 rating. The Good Wife earned a 1.2, down a tenth from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  The Mentalist matched last week's series low-tying  1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, American Dream Builders earned a 0.5, down a tenth from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.  Dateline matched last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Believe matched last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.  Crisis was also even with last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, May 4, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.6 6 6.21
FOX Bob's Burgers 1.1 4 2.26
CBS 60 Minutes 1.0 4 10.32
NBC American Dream Builders 0.5 2 2.22
7:30PM FOX American Dad 1.3 4 2.56
8:00 PM ABC Once Upon a Time 2.0 6 6.70
FOX The Simpsons 1.9 6 4.29
CBS The Amazing Race: All-Stars 1.7 5 8.05
NBC Dateline NBC 1.0 3 5.54
8:30PM FOX Family Guy 2.2 7 4.35
9:00PM ABC Resurrection 2.0 6 7.87
FOX Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey 1.6 5 4.15
CBS The Good Wife 1.2 3 9.09
NBC Believe 1.0 3 4.27
10:00PM ABC Revenge 1.3 4 5.02
CBS The Mentalist 1.2 4 8.52
NBC Crisis 1.0 3 3.58


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