“Family Guy” takes the evening's best numbers despite NBA playoffs
Fox’s “Family Guy” drew Sunday's highest ratings during an evening that was generally down due to competition from Game 1 of the NBA playoffs on ESPN, according to preliminary numbers.
Fox’s evening began with a rerun of “The Cleveland Show” at 7 p.m., which took a 1.0 rating/3 share in the adults 18-49 demo and 2.3 million total viewers. An “American Dad” rerun at 7:30 had a 1.1/4 in the demo and 2.6 million total viewers, while a rerun of “The Simpsons” at 8 garnered a 1.7/6 in the demo and 4.1 million total viewers. A new episode of “American Dad” at 8:30 had a 2.2/6 in the demo and 4.6 million total viewers, while “Family Guy” at 9 took the number-one ratings slot of the evening with a 3.0/8 in the demo and 6 million total viewers, which was nonetheless down 9 percent from its ratings performance last week. “The Cleveland Show” finished out the network’s primetime roster at 9:30 and was likewise down 4 percent from the previous week, with a 2.3/6 in the demo and 4.7 million total viewers.
ABC launched its primetime roster at 7 with “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” which was flat with its last original airing on April 3 with a 1.6/6 in the demo and 6.4 million total viewers. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” was down 20 percent compared to its last original episode on February 20, with a 1.9/5 in the demo and 7.5 million total viewers. “Desperate Housewives” at 9, while taking the number two slot of the evening, was still down 7 percent compared to its last original airing on April 3 with a 2.7/7 in the demo and 8.8 million viewers. “Brothers & Sisters” the following hour had a 1.7/4 in the demo, down 6 percent from the previous week, and 6.3 million total viewers.
At CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 took a 1.3/5 in the demo and 10.6 million total viewers, while “Amazing Race” the following hour took a 2.3/7 in the demo and 8.7 million total viewers. “Undercover Boss” experienced a series low at 9 with a 1.9/5 in the demo and 8.6 million total viewers, and “CSI: Miami” capped the evening with a 2.2/5 in the demo and 9.8 million total viewers.
NBC’s “Dateline” at 7 was flat since last week, with a 0.9/3 in the demo and 4.6 million total viewers. “America’s Next Great Restaurant” the following hour was also flat, taking a 1.2/3 in the demo and 3.7 million total viewers. Despite Donald Trump’s apparent interest in a presidential run, the two-hour “Celebrity Apprentice” at 9, which saw the departure of Gary Busey, was down 13 percent from the previous week, with a 2.5/6 in the demo and 7.4 million total viewers.