TV Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' Finale Tops Sunday, 'Rosemary's Baby' Soft
ABC's "Revenge" closer drops 12 percent compared to last year's finale.
Once Upon a Time was Sunday's top-rated broadcast program.
The ABC fairy-tale drama's two-hour season-three finale, which introduced the next character heading to Storybrooke, drew 6.5 million total viewers and a 2.2 rating among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic. Once's solid sampling -- it was up 5 percent from the previous week, but down 4 percent compared to last year's finale -- helped propel the finale of lead-out Revenge (4.9 million, 1.5), which rose 15 percent. Compared to last year's finale, it was down 12 percent. Though America's Funniest Home Videos (5.8 million. 1.5) slipped just a tad, ABC topped the evening with a 1.8 rating in 18-49.
NBC's bet on the Zoe Saldana-led Rosemary's Baby, which hasn't received the most glowing of reviews, managed just 3.7 million and a 1.1 from 9-11 p.m. in Day 1 of its two-night "event." (The final two hours airs later this week.) Dateline (3.8 million, 0.7) dove a dramatic 27 percent. NBC averaged 3.7 million viewers and a 0.9, placing fourth on the evening.
CBS' entire lineup was either even or saw improvements from the previous week. 60 Minutes (8.4 million, 1.1) and The Good Wife (8.7 million, 1.2) jumped 10 percent and 9 percent, respectively, while The Amazing Race (7.4 million, 1.7) and The Mentalist (8.6 million, 1.2) stayed steady. CBS won Sunday among total viewers with an 8.3 million average, but placed second behind ABC with a 1.3 in 18-49.
Fox's animation domination, which will be done away with next season, saw steep drops. Bob's Burgers (2 million, 0.9), down 18 percent; American Dad (2.4 million, 1.1), down 15 percent; The Simpsons (3.6 million, 1.6), down 20 percent; Family Guy (4.1 million, 2.1), down 5 percent; and Cosmos (3.5 million, 1.2), dropping 25 percent. Fox placed fourth on the evening and tied with CBS for second with a 1.3.