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[04/22/13 - 08:22 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Amazing Race" Sparks CBS to Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, april 21, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (9.624 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) took home top honors on Sunday with its usual mix of "60 Minutes" (11.621 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3), "The Amazing Race 22" (9.057 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "The Good Wife" (8.884 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) and "The Mentalist" (8.935 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

ABC (6.613 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then claimed the silver with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.238 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12) and "Once Upon a Time" (7.277 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) followed by the original movie "Remember Sunday" (6.469 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11).

Next up was FOX (3.202 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with a repeat of "Bob's Burgers" (1.623 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) followed by a new "The Cleveland Show" (2.070 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13), a repeat "The Simpsons" (3.727 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), a new "Bob's Burgers" (3.744 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), a repeat "Family Guy" (4.137 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4) and a new "American Dad" (3.911 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "The Voice" (3.310 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) and a new "The Celebrity Apprentice" (4.905 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) closed out the evening on NBC (4.107 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Amazing Race 22
+6.67% - The Mentalist (vs. 3/24/13)
+6.25% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 3/24/13)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 3/24/13)
-5.88% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-10.00% - American Dad
-11.76% - The Good Wife
-18.18% - The Cleveland Show
-20.83% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Mentalist (vs. NYC 22)
+11.76% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - American Dad (vs. FOX's 25th Anniversary Special)
-4.00% - The Amazing Race 22
-5.56% - Bob's Burgers (vs. FOX's 25th Anniversary Special)
-7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-12.50% - Remember Sunday (vs. Firelight)
-16.67% - The Good Wife
-20.00% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-27.59% - Once Upon a Time
-40.00% - The Cleveland Show (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/22/12):

CBS (9.92 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) was the top draw on Sunday thanks to new episodes of "60 Minutes" (12.70 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "The Amazing Race 20" (9.12 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2), "The Good Wife" (10.34 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4) and "NYC 22" (7.52 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

Sharing the demo crown was ABC (7.51 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) with a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.93 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) followed by a new "Once Upon a Time" (8.84 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) and the Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie "Firelight" (7.63 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7).

Next up was FOX (3.90 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with encores of the "Married.. With Children" (2.95 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11) and "The Simpsons" (3.18 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) premiere followed by its two-hour "FOX's 25th Anniversary Special" (4.31 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4).

And finally, NBC (6.29 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) closed out the evening with originals of "Dateline NBC" (4.20 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12), "Harry's Law" (8.53 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "The Celebrity Apprentice" (6.21 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - 60 Minutes
+7.41% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 4/1/12)
0.00% - The Amazing Race 20
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - Harry's Law
-4.76% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-6.67% - NYC 22
-7.69% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Dateline NBC
+38.46% - The Good Wife (vs. Beyond the Blackboard)
+31.82% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+28.57% - FOX's 25th Anniversary Special (vs. The Simpsons Movie (Repeat))
+7.69% - NYC 22 (vs Beyond the Blackboard)
+6.25% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Amazing Race 20
-25.00% - Harry's Law (vs. America's Next Great Restaurant)
-31.03% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-33.33% - Firelight (vs. Desperate Housewives/Brothers & Sisters)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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