TV Ratings: 'Resurrection' Wins Second Sunday, 'Believe' and 'Crisis' Soft on NBC
ABC's midseason drama takes a hit from last weekend's big premiere, still easily outpacing the Big Four, while other new scripted additions don't fare as well.
Resurrection saw another strong Sunday on ABC. The new drama, shedding eight-tenths of a point from last week's big launch, still averaged a dominant 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 at 9 p.m.
That score followed relatively even outings of America's Funniest Home Videos (1.4 adults) and Once Upon a Time (2.3 adults) -- both down a tenth of a point from last week -- and led into Revenge (1.7 adults), down two-tenths. ABC averaged a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.7 million viewers.
Fox's second outing of Cosmos (1.9 adults) was off two-tenths of a point from last week. The simulcast will get a boost in gross numbers when the other nine networks airing it are factored in. Bob's Burgers (1.1 adults) improved a tenth of a point, while American Dad (1.3 adults) returned down two-tenths and The Simpsons (1.9 adults) were lifted by three-tenths. Fox took a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.94 million viewers.
CBS had a new 60 Minutes (1.7 adults), up two tenths, and a mostly steady The Amazing Race (1.8 adults), down a tenth. The Good Wife (1.3 adults) matched last week's score, and bubble show The Mentalist -- the only veteran CBS series not to get an early renewal last week -- dropped three-tenths to a 1.3 in the demo. CBS took a 1.5 adults rating and 9.1 million viewers for the night.
Over on NBC, which saw early NBC basketball preemptions in Portland, Believe (1.4 adults) dropped from last week's Voice-boosted sampling (2.7 adults) for a soft time-slot launch. Crisis (1.6 adults) did manage to improve on its lead-in at 10 p.m., though its premiere was soft as well. NBC averaged a 1.5 rating with adults under 50 and 5.9 million viewers.