Ratings: Versus The Walking Dead's Finale High, Good Wife Holds Steady; NBC's Crisis Drops

Walking Dead Finale RatingsLeading out of well-watched NCAA hoops coverage, CBS’ Sunday line-up is looking at week-to-week gains across the board.

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Based on preliminary guesstimates subject to change (due to a 20-minute NCAA overrun), The Amazing Race (with 9.8 million total viewers and a 2.0 demo rating), The Good Wife (10.4 mil/1.7 opposite the Walking Dead finale) and The Mentalist (I myself shall predict 9.1 mil/1.5) all ticked up.

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I’ll post firmer final CBS numbers when they eventually trickle in.

UPDATE: The aforementioned Walking Dead drew 15.7 million total viewers, with 10.2 mil landing in the 18-49 sweet spot — both marking finale highs, but down a bit from the season opener’s all-time bests (16.1 mil/10.4). All told, Season 4 was up more than 20 percent versus Season 3, averaging 13.3 million weekly viewers.

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ABC | Once Upon a Time (6.5 mil/2.1) shed a handful of eyeballs but was steady in the demo, Resurrection (8.2 mil/2.3) slipped 14 percent and two tenths opposite Walking Dead and Revenge (5.2 mil/1.4) dipped 9 percent and a tenth.

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NBC | American Dream Builders (3.3 mil/0.8) and Believe (4.8 mil/1.1) each ticked down a tenth, while Crisis (4.3 mil/1.0) fell 16 and 23 percent.

FOX | Bob’s Burgers (2.3 mil/1.0) and Cosmos (3.9 mil/1.5) each dipped two tenths opposite basketball and zombies, respectively. American Dad (2.8 mil/1.4) and The Simpsons (4 mil/1.9) were flat, and Family Guy (4.1 mil/2.1) dipped a tenth.

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