9:08am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Resurrection' Wins Second Sunday, 'Believe' and 'Crisis' Soft on NBC
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.
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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.