The weekend TV ratings for Friday, April 17th through Sunday, April 19th are in; here are some of the highlights:
- On Friday, total viewership at the 8 p.m. hour was down 8 percent, and stayed down 4 percent during the primetime schedule. That certainly didn’t help the series premiere of Cedric’s Barber Battle on the CW in that timeslot, which pulled in a seriously low 0.2 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, and 0.83 million viewers.
- The Season 3 premiere of Whose Line Is It Anyway on the CW was down 33 percent from its Season 2 premiere, notching a 0.4 rating and 1.11 million viewers.
- Also on the CW, The Messengers, at 9 p.m., was down 25 percent from Hart of Dixie, which formerly occupied the spot, to a 0.3 rating and 1.18 million viewers. It may have been a Friday night, but still, yikes!
Back at 8 p.m., Grimm on NBC was down 9 percent (in line with the 8 percent overall drop) to a 1.0 rating and 4.55 million viewers.
- On Saturday, the squirrely way live events are tallied makes these ratings preliminary only, but NBC’s NHL Stanley Cup first round playoff game between the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins brought in a 0.9 rating and 2.41 million viewers, coming in behind Fox’s UFC Fight Night coverage, which also pulled a 0.9 rating and 2.43 million viewers.
- Sunday, Once Upon a Time was steady at 8 p.m. with a 1.6 rating and 5.12 million viewers on ABC, despite being up against the Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS, which was up three tenths from last year’s broadcast to a 3.6ratings and 15.77 million viewers.
- At 9 p.m., Secrets and Lies bounced up a tenth to a 1.4 rating and 5.05 million viewers, beating out A.D.: The Bible Continues on NBC, which was down six tenths from last week. It ended up with a 1.1 rating and 6.28 million viewers.
- At 9:30 p.m., The Last Man on Earth bumped up a tenth from last week to a 1.4 rating and 3.37 million viewers.
- American Odyssey took another dip at 10 p.m. on NBC to a 0.6 rating and 3.29 million viewers, down two tenths from last week’s broadcast.