TV Ratings Sunday: 'Revenge' & 'Once Upon A Time' Finales Rise, 'The Simpsons' Down, 'Rosemary's Baby' Low

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May 12th, 2014

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.3/4 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.5/6 1.4/6 0.6/2 0.6/2 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 5.919 3.178 8.280 3.734 1.989

Note: From 7-8:19 p.m. ET, NBC carried overrun coverage of The Players Championship golf.  Ratings are subject to adjustment for the live coverage.

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

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos garnered a 1.5, down 6 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. The two hour season finale of Once Upon a Time earned a 2.2, up five percent from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating but down 4 percent from a 2.3 for the previous season’s finale. The season finale of Revenge scored a 1.5, up 15 percent from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, but down 12 percent from a 1.7 for the previous season’s finale.

On FOX, Bob's Burgers earned a 0.9, down 18 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. American Dad scored a1.1, down 15 percent from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Simpsons garnered a 1.6, down 20 percent from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy notched a 2.1, down 5 percent from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Cosmos earned a 1.2, down 25 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, 60 Minutes earned a 1.1, up 10 percent from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race matched last week's 1.7 18-49 rating. The Good Wife garnered a 1.2, up 9 percent from last week's series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.  The Mentalist matched last week's series low-tying 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC,  Dateline scored a 0.8, down 27 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Part one of miniseries Rosemary’s Baby garnered a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, up 10 percent from a 1.0 timeslot average for last week’s episodes of Crisis and Believe.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, May 11, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.5/6 5.75
CBS 60 Minutes 1.1/4 8.37
FOX Bob's Burgers 0.9/4 2.02
NBC Dateline (7-9PM) 0.8/3 3.79
7:30 FOX American Dad 1.1/4 2.38
8:00 ABC Once Upon A Time (8-10PM)  - Season Finale 2.2/7 6.50
CBS The Amazing Race 1.7/5 7.44
FOX The Simpsons 1.6/6 3.61
8:30 FOX Family Guy 2.1/7 4.12
9:00 CBS The Good Wife 1.2/4 8.68
FOX Cosmos 1.2/3 3.47
NBC Rosemary's Baby (9-11PM) 1.1/3 3.67
10:00 ABC Revenge - Season Finale 1.5/4 4.90
CBS The Mentalist 1.2/4 8.63


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