Ratings: ‘Revenge’ Hits 6-Month High With Series Finale

Drama’s swan song helps hand ABC a key demo win for the night

The series finale of ABC’s “Revenge” enjoyed a modest ratings bump on Sunday night, yielding the best performance in the key demo for the series since November and helping to push the network to a win for the night, according to preliminary numbers.

ABC took first place in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers, averaging a 1.5 rating/5 share in the demo for the night, and took second place in total viewers with 5.4 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 p.m. drew a 1.4/6 with 5.9 million total viewers, while the two-hour season finale of “Once Upon a Time” the following hour drew a 1.7/6 with 5.4 million total viewers. The “Revenge” swan song at 10 drew a 1.3/4 — an eight percent bump over the previous week, and its best performance since November 16 — and took in 4.8 million total viewers.

CBS was second in the demo but first in total viewers with  1.1/4 and 8.2 million. “60 Minutes” at 7 jumped 22 percent from last week for a 1.14 with 8.4 million total viewers, while a special edition of “60 Minutes” the following hour posted a 1.2/4 with 8.8 million total viewers. At 9 p.m., the season finale of “The Good Wife” surged 33 percent in the demo from last week for a 1.2/4 and drew 9.2 million total viewers, an 11 percent jump over last week. At 10, “Battle Creek” posted a 0.8/3 with 6.4 million total viewers.

Fox came in third in the demo and fourth in total viewers with a 1.0 and 2.3 million. Following repeats of “The Simpsons” and “Bob’s Burgers,” a new “Simpsons” at 8 drew a 1.2/4 with 2.8 million total viewers, while “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 8:30 also had a 1.2/4, and had 2.6 million total viewers. After a “Family Guy” repeat, a new “Bob’s Burgers” at 9:30 posted a 1.2/3 with 2.5 million total viewers.

While NBC’s numbers are approximate due to overrun from The Players Championship, the network currently holds fourth place in the demo with a 0.9/3 and third in total viewers with 4.6 million. “A.D.: The Bible Continues” at 9 drew a 0.9/3, with 4.5 million total viewers. “American Odyssey” at 10 had a 0.5/2 with 2.7 million total viewers.