Despite “The Good Wife” wrapping up its third season in spectacular fashion on Sunday night, this did not lead to the show pulling some stellar numbers by any means. As a matter of fact, the drama was a part of a CBS lineup that posted lows across the board.
CBS – While “The Good Wife” scored a season low with a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic, “The Amazing Race” before it posted a low of its own in a 2.2. (One demo point is the equivalent of 1.28 million viewers within the 18-49 range.) “NYC 22” continues its quick slide towards cancellation, dropping even further to post only a 1.2 demo score.
ABC – “Once Upon a Time” was even with its preliminary numbers last week with a 2.9 rating (which was tops on the night). Meanwhile, “Desperate Housewives” fell vs. its last new episode to a 2.5 rating despite the series finale coming up, while “GCB” was actually up versus its low numbers two weeks ago with a 1.9 rating.
NBC – “Harry’s Law” continued to face bad news — while 7 million viewers is more than just about any scripted show on the schedule, the rating in the demo was still a woeful 0.9. “The Celebrity Apprentice” went down below a 2.0 rating yet again this season, posting only a 1.9 for its two-hour episode.
Fox – For Fox, the numbers were really all across the board. Darren Criss failed to help “The Cleveland Show” at all as it posted just a 1.5 rating at 7:30. (The 9:30 episode fared better with a 1.9.) With “The Simpsons” and “Bob’s Burgers” staying steady with 2.3 and 1.9 ratings, “Family Guy” surged up to score second place on the night with a 2.8.
With some more finales coming up soon, stay tuned — we’ll have more ratings information as it breaks.