simpsons lego ratings TV ratings: 'Simpsons' rises with LEGO episode, 'Resurrection' up in finaleFast National ratings for Sunday, May 4, 2014

A special LEGO-themed episode of “The Simpsons” gave the show a ratings boost Sunday, scoring gains in both adults 18-49 and total viewers. “Family Guy” was also up for FOX, helping the network finish second for the night in the 18-49 demographic.

Also Sunday, ABC’s “Resurrection” ended its season with a slight improvement, ticking up a tenth of a point. NBC’s “Believe” and “Crisis” were even with their performances from last week, as was “The Mentalist” on CBS. “The Amazing Race” and “The Good Wife,” however, fell some.

CBS led the night in viewers with just under 9 million, along with a 5.8 rating/10 share in households. ABC (6.45 million, 4.0/7) came in second, and NBC (3.9 million, 2.5/4) edged FOX (3.6 million, 2.1/4) for third.

ABC grabbed the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 1.7 rating, narrowly beating FOX’s 1.6. CBS posted a 1.3 and NBC a 0.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: “60 Minutes” (10.3 million viewers, 6.8/13 households)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (6.2 million, 3.6/7)
FOX: “Bob’s Burgers” (2.3 million, 1.4/3)/”American Dad” (2.6 million, 1.6/3)
NBC: “American Dream Builders” (2.2 million, 1.5/3)

18-49 leader: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.6)

8 p.m.

CBS: “The Amazing Race” (8.05 million, 4.9/8)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” (6.7 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: “Dateline” (5.5 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: “The Simpsons” (4.3 million, 2.3/4)/”Family Guy” (4.35 million, 2.5/4)

18-49 leader: “Family Guy” (2.2)

9 p.m.

CBS: “The Good Wife” (9.1 million, 5.9/9)
ABC: “Resurrection” season finale (7.9 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: “Believe” (4.3 million, 2.7/4)
FOX: “Cosmos” (4.15 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: “Resurrection” (2.0)

10 p.m.

CBS: “The Mentalist” (8.5 million, 5.5/9)
ABC: “Revenge” (5 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: “Crisis” (3.6 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: “Revenge” (1.3)

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