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MAR
31
6 MOS

TV Ratings: 'The Good Wife' Continues to Climb

Thanks to another strong lead-in from March Madness, the CBS drama nears season highs.

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"The Good Wife"

Delayed by 20 minutes by some strong NCAA basketball, which averaged a 3.9 rating among adults 18-49, CBS' Sunday ratings are subject to adjustment. The network still easily topped the night with its March Madness, leading into 60 Minutes and lifted outings of The Amazing Race (2.0 adults) and The Good Wife (1.7 adults).

It marked a near season high for The Good Wife, up three-tenths of a point from last week's big twist. Publicity around the unexpected cast departure also improved total viewership, 10.4 million, to its second-highest haul of the season. CBS averaged a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 11.8 million viewers for the night.

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America's Funniest Home Videos (1.2 adults), down two-tenths of a point, led into an even Once Upon a Time (2.1 adults). Resurrection (2.3 adults) dropped another two-tenths of a point on ABC, while Revenge (1.4 adults) lost just a tenth, and the network took a 1.8 demo rating and 6.5 million viewers for the night.

On Fox, Bob's Burgers (1.0 adults) dropped two-tenths of a point before steady outings of American Dad (1.4 adults) and The Simpsons (1.9 adults). Family Guy (2.1 adults) shed a tenth of a point and Cosmos (1.5 adults) fell two-tenths. Fox averaged a 1.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.5 million viewers.

American Dream Builders (0.8 adults) and Believe (1.1 adults) each dropped a tenth of a point from last Sunday's showings on NBC, and Crisis (1.0 adults) dropped three-tenths. NBC took a 0.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers.