TV Ratings: 'The Simpsons' Gets a Lego Lift, 'Resurrection' Wraps Steady
The 550th episode of the Fox cartoon rises from last week's lows, while NBC dramas hold, "Cosmos" sees a boost and "The Mentalist" ties a low.
ABC took Sunday night, thanks in large part to the season finale of Resurrection. The short freshman season, which started especially strong for the alphabet net, wrapped with a steady 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. That came amid even outings of America's Funniest Home Videos (1.6 adults) and Revenge (1.3 adults). Once Upon a Time was the only series on the network to lose any steam, dropping two-tenths of a point from last week. All told, Fast Nationals give ABC an average 1.7 rating in the key demo and 6.4 million viewers.
The Simpsons grew the most of any series on Sunday night. Following last week's lows, the Lego episode of the cartoon moved up three-tenths of a point for a 1.9 rating with adults under 50. Bob's Burgers (1.1 adults) and American Dad (1.3 adults) were both steady with the previous Sunday, while Family Guy (2.2 adults) and Cosmos (1.4 adults) both improved by two-tenths of a point. Fox took a 1.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers.
60 Minutes took a three-tenths hit on CBS, pulling a 1.0 adults rating. The Amazing Race (1.7 adults) dropped two-tenths, and The Good Wife and The Mentalist both pulled a 1.2 rating in the key demo. That's steady with last week, though tying series lows on both counts. The Mentalist low comes ahead of CBS' upfront presentation next week, where it remains one of just two network series to not already be renewed. CBS was the most watched net of the night with 8.99 million viewers and a 1.3 rating.
Things were quite steady on NBC. Though American Dream Builders (0.5 adults) did shed a tenth of a point, Dateline, Believe and Crisis were all even with a 1.0 rating in the key demo. NBC took a 0.9 rating with adults under 50 and 3.6 million viewers.