Ratings: Jesse Stone Wins (and Loses) Sunday, Celebrity Apprentice Finale Drops

CBS’ eighth and perhaps final Jesse Stone telefilm on Sunday night averaged 12.8 million viewers, easily trouncing any and all comers in total audience. And compared to the series’ year-ago outing, the numbers were down just a few percentage points.

That said, Jesse’s 1.2 demo rating ranked last during Sunday primetime, even bested by an America’s Got Talent rerun.

Placing second for the night in audience and leading in the demo, ABC’s coverage of the Billboard Music Awards (7.4 mil/2.7) dipped 6 and 9 percent versus last year.


* Among Fox ‘toon finales, Cleveland Show (3 mil/1.3) was flat, Lady Gaga goosed The Simpsons (4.8 mil/2.1) 18 and 11 percent, Bob’s Burgers (3.6 mil/1.7) dipped a bit and the hour-long Family Guy (5.3 mil/2.5) was up some.

* Celebrity Apprentice, with 6.8 million total viewers and a 2.2 rating, drew its largest audience since the premiere but was down 18 and 23 percent from its year-ago finale.

* The aforementioned Talent repeat (5.3 mil/1.3) fell well shy of Harry’s Law‘s most recent audience but improved on the demo by 30 percent. The Harry’s series finale is currently set to air next Sunday at 8.