Sunday TV Ratings: THE WALKING DEAD Ends Season with Strong 15.7 Million Viewers, But Down from Premiere; BELIEVE and CRISIS Drop

     March 31, 2014


TV ratings for Sunday evening are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • AMC closed out its fourth season finale of The Walking Dead last night to the tune of 15.7 million viewers, which is a finale record for the show.  This is the first time in the series’ history that its finale numbers were lower than its premiere numbers, as the season four premiere scored 16.2 million viewers.  That said, 15.7 million viewers is nothing to scoff at—especially on cable TV.  Read Dave’s full recap here.
  • NBC’s new drama series, however, did not do so hot.  Believe dropped 8% to a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.81 million viewers, and Crisis was down 23% to a 1.0 rating and 4.32 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Sunday, March 30th, including Resurrection, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Once Upon a Time, and more.


  • family-guy-secondhand-spokeBob’s Burgers was down 17% from last week’s 1.2 rating to a 1.0 rating and scored 2.27 million viewers.
  • A new episode of American Dad was even with last week’s 1.4 rating and garnered 2.78 million viewers.
  • The Simpsons was also even with last week, hitting a 1.9 rating and 3.94 million viewers.
  • Family Guy, meanwhile, was down 5% from last week’s 2.2 rating to a 2.1 rating and 4.1 million viewers.
  • The excellent Cosmos remains underseen, as last night’s installment scored a 1.5 rating and 3.89 million viewers for a drop of 12% from last week.


  • Once Upon a Time was even with last week’s 2.1 rating and scored 6.46 million viewers.
  • New series Resurrection dropped 8% from last week’s 2.5 rating to a 2.3 rating and raked in 8.18 million viewers.
  • Closing out the night, Revenge was down 7% to a 1.4 rating and 5.24 million viewers.