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Ratings: ‘Family Guy’ Grabs Top Numbers, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Declines

“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.