Ratings: Killing Holds Steady, CBS Tops Sunday

Week 2 of AMC’s gripping The Killing delivered 2.6 million total viewers on Sunday night, representing a dip of just 4 percent from its two-hour premiere.

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.

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  1. Amber says:

    I didn’t like the first episode of The Killing so much, but I liked this last episode much better. Maybe I was just in a bad mood last week. I am also liking The Borgias a lot.

  2. Jasin says:

    The Killing is an amazing show and I am stoked it’s getting good ratings. i am hooked on it.

  3. fernando says:

    poor brothers & sister this is going to be the last season,the ratings went from 10million to 8 to 7 to now 6 all in one year thats not good. I am wondering what is happening to all ABC shows Grey’s went from 15 million to 12 million to some times 10 million not that i watch that crap and Private Practice that is so much better then GA has gone from 10 million to 8 million to 7 million and Desperate Housewives started this season with 12 million and has gone down to 11 million, I really love ABC shows but thier ratings arent looking good this year,Plus I wish they never cancel Eastwick and just moved it to sunday night after Desperate Housewives and moved Brothers & Sister to Wed. night

    • Aria says:

      I agree about Eastwick for sure. I loved Greys and Private Practice but I feel theres been a decline in the story writing the past 2 seasons. I’m about all the way ready to give up on PP.

    • v says:

      you can never tell when there’s a new episode of a show on ABC. A lost of the shows it goes back and forth everyother week, and they don’t advertise when it’s going to be a new episode. Its like they expect you to check every week just in case it happens to be on, if I didn’t have them scheduled on my DVR I would never catch an episode. they need a new marketing dept.

      • sue says:

        Horrible programming for the ABC show’s. No wonder the the ratings keep going down on all of their shows. Up until this past Sunday, Brother’s and Sister’s hadn’t had a new episode since March 6th. Agree, if it weren’t for my DVR I would never be able to keep track of this show. And same for Desperate Housewives. And Grey’s. What is going on at ABC?

  4. Buffy Freak says:

    Brothers and Sisters has become so formulaic, sappy and predictable…it’s no wonder the ratings have dropped so much. As much as I enjoyed it at first, I’d be quite alright if ABC pulled the plug…

  5. DL says:

    I hope Camelot does well. I like it a whole lot better than Spartacus.

  6. Joanie 22 says:

    The Killing is excellent programing. Can hardly wait until next week. I fear Linden’s upcoming nuptials are really in the wind. I must say though, the kids in this show are next to animals. I find this distressing as I guess it must exist. I am sure that a lot of you have been looking for the book it is based on. It doesn’t exist.

  7. Linderella49 says:

    The Killing is the first series I’ve watched on AMC and it is awesome. I’ve been to Seattle and I know it rains there, but geez the place looks completely grim which completely matches the asthetic of the story. I’m hooked.

  8. Sue says:

    Love The Killing and The Borgias!! Camelot, so-so. Husband is looking forward to Game of Thrones.