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ABC’s ‘Resurrection’ Stays Strong Sunday; NBC’s ‘Crisis’ Builds on ‘Believe’ in Bow

Alphabet newcomer is the week's top Big Four drama in 18-49

The good news for ABC is that “Resurrection” premiered so well last week that it could afford to fall off, and that’s what happened last night when it lost nearly 20% of its young-adult audience but still delivered more than double the demo score of NBC’s “Believe” in its timeslot premiere.  The Alphabet beat its rivals in key demos.

Also Sunday, NBC followed “Believe” with a fairly good start for “Crisis,” which built on its lead-in and was competitive with ABC’s “Revenge” in young adults. And Fox’s science series “Cosmos” lost about a quarter of its demo audience.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Resurrection” averaged a 3.0 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 and 10.8 million viewers overall in the 9 o’clock hour, again building nicely on its “Once Upon a Time” lead-in (2.3/6 in 18-49, 7.5 million viewers overall) and winning its hour among the broadcast networks in demos and total viewers. “Resurrection” was down 19% from its prelim score of last week (3.7), a fairly typical week-two decline, especially for a show that opened as big as it did.

The 3.0 for “Resurrection” was more than 60% above what “Revenge” did in the timeslot a year ago (1.8) and is enough to make it the week’s No. 1 broadcast drama in 18-49 for a second straight week — finishing among all dramas behind only AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” which “Resurrection” will have to face two more times this season.

Also for ABC on Sunday, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall) placed second at 7 p.m. with its first original in seven weeks, while “Once Upon a Time” basically matched the score of its spring premiere one week earlier (as well as its rating for the comparable night a year ago) and won its hour in 18-49. At 10 p.m., “Revenge” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall) was down about 10% from its timeslot premiere of last week, winning its hour among the broadcasters in 18-49.

NBC opened with a special two-hour repeat of “The Voice” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall), followed by the time period debut of “Believe” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 6.5 million viewers overall), which had delivered a 2.7/7 in 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers overall last Monday with its special preview episode behind an original “Voice.” “Believe” was followed by “Crisis” (1.6/4 in 18-49, 6.5 million viewers overall), which nearly caught “Revenge” in 18-49 and built on its lead-in by 14% in 18-49 (0.2). The 10 p.m. Sunday hour has proven to be difficult for new series, so consider this a promising-enough bow for “Crisis” even if the overall score isn’t that impressive.

The 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 for the NBC dramas from 9 to 11 p.m. was down 20% from last year’s 1.8 for “Celebrity Apprentice,” though those gains could evaporate in DVR playback — especially considering the drama logjam in the hours both on broadcast and cable.

CBS opened with a stronger-than-usual “60 Minutes” for this time of year (1.7/6 in 18-49, 11.1 million viewers overall) as it benefited from airing right after the net’s sports special revealing the teams and seeds for the upcoming NCAA men’s college basketball tournament. It was followed by “The Amazing Race” (1.8/5 in 18-49, 8.3 million viewers overall) and “The Good Wife” (1.3/3 in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall), both of which were flat week to week, and “The Mentalist” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 8.7 million viewers overall), which seemed affected by the addition of another drama (“Crisis”) to the hour and slid 19% (0.3).

Fox’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall) was down 24% (0.6) from the 2.5 it did with its premiere a week ago when it was one of 11 Fox-owned networks airing the science series; it placed second among the Big Four in 18-49. Earlier, comedies “Bob’s Burgers” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall), “American Dad” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 2.8 million viewers overall), “The Simpsons” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall) and “Family Guy” (2.3/6 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) all up a bit from last week. “Family Guy” was Sunday’s top broadcast in 18-34 (2.8/9).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: ABC, 2.1/6; Fox, 1.7/5; CBS and NBC, 1.5/4; Univision, 0.8/2; Telemundo, 0.5/2.

In total viewers: CBS, 9.1 million; ABC, 7.7 million; NBC, 5.9 million; Fox, 3.9 million; Univision, 2.3 million; Telemundo, 1.5 million.

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