There were no sports and no award shows on primetime TV last night, but there was a lot of action. CBS, for instance, had a full lineup of originals on Sunday. As usual 60 Minutes (1.9/4) started the night for the network. Without the overrun of the 2013 Masters Tournament final round like last week that pushed everyone on CBS’ schedule ahead almost an hour, the newsmagazine was down 14%. Over on The Amazing Race (2.4/7), things were actually up a bit, with the reality stalwart posting a 4% rise over its April 14 show. As reality went up, drama went down. At least one CBS drama, The Good Wife (1.5/4), fell 12% from last week. The April 14 Good Wife had been its first original in three weeks. Pushed out of primetime last week by an overrun, The Mentalist (1.6/4) jumped 12% from its April 14 airing. CBS won the night in total viewers and among adults 18-49. ABC was second in viewers and the key demo.
ABC began Sunday primetime with a new America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.3/4). The found-footage show was flat with its previous new show four weeks ago and consequently tied a season low. Next up at 8 p.m. was a new Once Upon A Time (2.1/6) that dipped 5% from the fantasy drama’s last true original on March 24; last week’s Once Upon A Time was a clip show. ABC finished off the night with the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Remember Sunday (1.4/4). It was up a strong 27% among adults 18-49 and 25% in viewers from Hallmark’s The Makeover movie back on Jan. 27. On the same night as the NFL All Star Pro Bowl back in January, The Makeover had taken a hard 27% hit from the previous year’s A Smile As Big As The Moon from Hallmark.
After a two-hour repeat of last week’s beginning of the Battle Round on The Voice (0.8/3), NBC’s only new offering of the night was All-Star Celebrity Apprentice (1.6/4). The ousted Bret Michaels was back as an adviser to Donald Trump as the teams tried to come up with a South African tourism marketing campaign. This being Celebrity Apprentice, someone was shown the boardroom door at the end. The show also was given a bit of bad news as it was down 11% from its season-high tie of its April 14 result. The NBC reality series was down to 4.91 million viewers compared with last week’s 5.27 million.
Fox had originals and encores in its animation block on Sunday night. First was a Bob’s Burgers (0.6/2) repeat followed by a new The Cleveland Show (0.9/3) that fell 25% from last week. An encore of The Simpsons (1.6/5) followed at 8 p.m. and then a Bob’s Burgers (1.7/5) at 8:30 that was up a slight 6% from April 14’s show. A Family Guy (1.8/5) repeat was next and then a new American Dad (1.8/5) at 9:30 p.m. The Seth MacFarlane-produced show was down 14% from last week
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