Starz’s Camelot, however, did not hold up as well in its second outing, dropping 23 percent in audience to 850,000 viewers, says EW.com. That is said to still be a solid number for Starz, however.
Turning to cable finales, Syfy’s Merlin wrapped its third season with an all-time high audience of 1.89 million viewers.
Other recent ratings bits:
* Boosted by a bit of Masters golf overrun, CBS topped Sunday night in average viewers and the demos. Fox’s Family Guy, though, enjoyed the best demos for any Sunday show, scoring a 3.3 rating with the coveted 18-49 crowd.
* The Celebrity Apprentice averaged 8.1 million viewers and a 3.0 rating, dipping just 5 percent week-to-week.
* ABC’s Secret Millionaire closed its season with an audience of 9.14 million viewers and a series-low 2.3 rating. A double-batch of Brothers & Sisters then went on to average just 6.5 million viewers and a 1.8 rating (down 14 percent from its last fresh 0uting). Me, I sense a rough road to renewal.