ouat april 20 14 ratings TV ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' tops a quiet Easter SundayFast National ratings for Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ratings fell pretty much across the board Sunday night with Easter pushing the numbers down — so much so, in fact, that CBS and FOX classified all their shows as “specials” so they won’t be counted in season averages.

“Once Upon a Time” scored the night’s top 18-49 rating, though it was down from last week. “The Good Wife” took the total-viewer title but was also off from a week ago. There were a couple of exceptions to the trend: “Cosmos” improved a little for FOX, and “Believe” was up a couple of tenths for NBC.

CBS drew 8.5 million viewers and a 5.3 rating/9 share in households for the night, leading ABC (4.6 million, 2.9/5) by a good margin. NBC (3.7 million, 2.3/4) came in third, and FOX (2.55 million, 1.5/3) trailed.

CBS also topped the 18-49 demographic with a 1.4 rating. ABC averaged a 1.1 in the demo, followed by FOX, 1.0, and NBC, 0.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: “60 Minutes” (8.8 million viewers, 5.6/11 households)
ABC: Special – “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown” (3.55 million, 2.0/4)
NBC: “American Dream Builders” (2.5 million, 1.5/3)
FOX: “Bob’s Burgers” (1.5 million, 0.9/2)/”American Dad” rerun (1.5 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: “60 Minutes” (1.1)

8 p.m.

CBS: “The Amazing Race” (7.6 million, 4.6/8)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” (5.7 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: “Dateline” (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: “The Simpsons” rerun (2.2 million, 1.3/2)/”Family Guy” rerun (2.65 million, 1.5/3)

18-49 leader: “Once Upon a Time” (1.7)

9 p.m.

CBS: “The Good Wife” (9.1 million, 5.8/9)
NBC: “Believe” (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: Movie – “In My Dreams” (4.6 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: “Cosmos” (3.7 million, 2.2/3)

18-49 leader: “The Good Wife” and “Cosmos” tied at 1.4

10 p.m.

CBS: “The Mentalist” (8.6 million, 5.4/9)
ABC: “In My Dreams” (4.7 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: “Crisis” (3.8 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: “The Mentalist” (1.4)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter