Ratings: NBC's Believe, Fox's Cosmos Are Easter Sunday's Only Risers

BelieveNBC’s Believe and Fox’s Cosmos were the only network programs to see gains on a Peep-soft Easter Sunday evening.

Bolstered by a stronger lead-in (in, of course, Dateline), Believe this week drew 4.7 million total viewers and a 1.2 demo rating, rising 9 percent and two tenths week to week, hitting a four-week demo high.

Leading out of that, Crisis (3.8 mil/0.9) shed some eyeballs and dropped two tenths in the demo.

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Over on Fox, Cosmos led out of back-to-back-to-back cartoon reruns with 3.7 mil and a 1.4, ticking up in total audience and in the demo. Opening the network’s night at 7 pm, Bob’s Burgers (1.5 mil/0.6) was down two tenths.

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Elsewhere on Easter Sunday….

* ABC’s Once Upon a Time (5.7 mil/1.7) dropped 12 percent and three tenths, hitting a series low in the demo. A Hallmark HOF flick led out of that with 4.6 mil/1.0, down sharply from the most recent Resurrection and Revenge.

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* On CBS, The Amazing Race (7.6 mil/1.6) and The Mentalist (8.6 mil/1.4) both slipped two tenths, while The Good Wife (9.1 mil/1.4) ticked down one tenth.

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  1. steven says:


  2. Eric7740 says:

    WOW!!! OUAT was amazing last night!!! Hopefully the holiday is the reason for the viewership dip. Last night’s episode has been the best of season 3B!!

  3. kate says:

    It’s kind of too bad last night’s episode of Believe was kind of weird. Last week’s episode was the best so far and I suppose it was necessary to get everyone on the same page at long last without having to have the what had to be a hard conversation to imagine between Tate and Bo.

  4. “Ratings: NBC’s Believe, Fox’s Cosmos Are Easter Sunday’s Only Risers”

    Oh, you’re gonna hear complaints from the Bible-thumpers on that one!

  5. Mika02 says:

    Last week they said there would be no OUAT that Charlie Brown Easter would be on 8pm. Then I was going through found it was actually on to my delight. Great episode too but it looks like most people didn’t get the memo.

    • wingsstef says:

      I have to say I was surprised to hear they aired a new episode of OUAT as well. I am sure many of their fans will catch up and see the episode before next Sunday.

  6. Kim R says:

    We thoroughly enjoyed The Good Wife last night. Such a great show! Is this the Mentalist’s last season? It kind of feels like it.

  7. wrstlgirl says:

    Believe has become one of my weekly favorites. I’m glad I stuck with it because it’s really super good :-) OUAT bored me again.

  8. Luli says:

    How did orphan black do????

  9. Lindsay says:

    Glad Believe is up. It’s getting really good. One more season? Please NBC?

  10. Jennifer says:

    I’m sure the holiday was a factor in OUaT’s ratings but it has been reported for months that the back 11 would air uninterrupted. So, anyone who has been following online knew it would be on and the network planned for it well in advance. Last night was a strong episode and maybe they thought that would be good enough to compensate. One of the problems, I think, is the huge disconnect between the show and the publicity machine. Most people loved last night’s episode for the Snow/Regina interactions and character development. Unfortunately, ABC has no interest in and/or doesn’t know how to market that. Maybe if they did, more people would watch and it would be a good step toward luring back viewers who watched the first season for that stuff but have since tuned out.

  11. Rich Abey says:

    Anybody has the ratings for Orphan Black’s Season 2 premiere?

    • Meg says:

      Cable ratings generally come in much later than network ratings and are usually reported under a separate article.

  12. jr. says:

    Believe probably gained viewers because there was no Ressurection on opposite.