TV ratings: 'Resurrection' opens strong for ABC Sunday, 'Cosmos' has OK premiere

resurrection-premiere-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, March 9, 2014

ABC's drama "Resurrection" scored strong ratings for its premiere Sunday, grabbing one of the biggest audiences for a new drama this season. The show led its time period by wide margins across the board and helped the network score a win among adults 18-49 for the night. "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" returned to improved numbers vs. their most recent original episodes.

Sunday's other premiere, FOX's "Cosmos," pulled in OK ratings on the broadcast network, and as it aired simultaneously on several other channels, its total audience will be somewhat bigger. "The Amazing Race" ticked up for CBS, while "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" were both down from their last originals.

CBS delivered 9.5 million viewers and a 6.0 rating/10 share in households for the night to take the total-viewer title over ABC (7.9 million, 4.8/8). NBC came in third with 4.75 million viewers and a 3.1/5, topping FOX's 4.1 million and 2.4/4.

ABC led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.2 rating. FOX came in second with a 1.7, followed by CBS, 1.6, and NBC, 1.1.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS:
"60 Minutes" (10.6 million viewers, 6.7/12 households)
NBC: "Dateline" (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: Special - "Once Upon a Time: Wicked is Coming" (4.4 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" (2.1 million, 1.3/2)/"The Simpsons" (2.65 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (1.5)

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Amazing Race" (8.4 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.3 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: "Dateline" (6.3 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (3.7 million, 2.2/4)/"Family Guy" (4.5 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: "Once Upon a Time" (2.3)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Resurrection" series premiere (13.3 million, 7.9/12)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (8.9 million, 5.8/9)
FOX: "Cosmos" series premiere (5.8 million, 3.3/5)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (3.9 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: "Resurrection" (3.6)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Mentalist" (9.9 million, 6.3/10)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.5 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (4.1 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: "Revenge" (1.9)

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

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