9:34am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Last Man' Rises With One-Hour Episode
CBS had the ratings advantage on Sunday night thanks to continued coverage of March Madness. Overage for NCAA basketball mean that some scores will be adjusted — but as it stands, a boosted 60 Minutes (1.9 rating in adults 18-49) led into a steady trio of Madam Secretary (1.3 adults), The Good Wife (1.0 adults) and Battle Creek (0.8 adults).
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Steady was also the watchword for ABC. The entire block of America's Funniest Home Videos (1.4 adults), Once Upon a Time (1.8 adults), Secrets and Lies (1.5 adults) and Revenge (1.1 adults) was in line with last week's efforts.
One show that did see some growth on Sunday was Fox's Last Man on Earth. Airing an hourlong episode, the 9 p.m. half-hour jumped three-tenths of a point from last week to a 1.9 in the key demo. (9:30 was steady with a 1.6 rating.) Fox's only other original for the night, Bob's Burgers (1.0 adults), was steady.
Dateline, up three-tenths of a point, fetched a 1.2 rating in the key demo on NBC.