TV Ratings: 'Once' and 'Revenge' Finales Tumble, 'Survivor' Drops
ABC's scripted Sunday offerings take big losses, year over year, while the CBS reality competition also takes a hit and "Celebrity Apprentice" sinks to a low.
A finale-heavy Sunday gives a victory in both the key demo and total viewers to CBS. Fast National returns have the network averaging a 2.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 9.6 million viewers. 60 Minutes (1.5 adults) was up three tenths of a point from last week's episode, leading into a special two-hour Survivor finale (2.6 adults). Steady with its latest original, the episode dropped three tenths of a point from the 2012 spring finale. The series ran nearly 10 minutes into the reunion special that followed, so final adjustments should see the rating improve. The reunion special (2.2 adults) was down just a tenth of a point from last spring's.
ABC started the night with America's Funniest Home Videos (1.4 adults), down a tenth of a point from last week. The season finale of Once Upon a Time (2.2 adults) was steady with last week's offering but down a steep 1.1 points from its freshman ender last year. Revenge also took a spill. The two-hour episode averaged a 1.6 rating with adults 18-49. Not only was it down two tenths of a point from last week, it lost 25 percent of last year's Wednesday finale (2.4 adults). The network averaged a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49 and 6.4 million viewers.
Back-to-back episodes of The Cleveland Show (0.8 and 1.0 adults) kicked off the Fox block, with both broadcasts down from the most recent rating (1.2 adults). The Simpsons (1.9 adults) held steady with last week's showing, while the Bob's Burgers finale (1.6 adults) lost just a tenth of a point from last week -- and last year's ender. Family Guy (2.4 adults) was up two tenths of a point before the American Dad finale (1.9 adults). The series was down four tenths of a point from its last original but only one tenth shy of last year's season closer. Fox averaged a 1.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.4 million viewers.
Two hours of Voice encores led into the recently renewed Celebrity Apprentice (1.2 adults) on NBC. The series shed three tenths of a point for a season low. NBC averaged a 1.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.97 million viewers.
Univision averaged a 0.8 rating with adults 18-49 and 2 million viewers.