TV Ratings: NCAA helps CBS top Sunday night, 'American Dream Builders' dead on arrival

By Kyle Johnson,

CBS won Sunday night thanks largely to NCAA Tournament overrun, which then boosted its primetime shows, while NBC's show American Dream Builders debuted to low demo numbers.

CBS averaged 10.27 million viewers in fast returns and a 2.1 in the 18-49 demographic. Basketball and the beginning of 60 Minutes averaged a 3.5 in the demo, reports HitFix. The rest of the program and The Amazing Race pulled in a 1.9 in the demo. The Good Wife was up to a 1.5 demo rating, while The Mentalist slipped to a 1.2.

ABC came in second with 7.1 million viewers and a 1.9 in the demo. Numbers for Resurrection keep falling with each week and the show is now down to a 2.5 demo rating. Once Upon A Time also dipped to a 2.0 in the demo and Revenge slipped to a 1.6 demo rating. America's Funniest Home Videos also stumbled for the evening to a 1.3 in the demo.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox came in third with 3.7 million viewers and a 1.7 in the 18-49 demo. Bob's Burgers was up to a 1.2 in the demo, while American Dad slipped to a 1.3. Family Guy also dropped to a 2.2 in the demo, while The Simpsons remained steady with a 1.9 key rating. Cosmos also slid to a 1.7 on the night.

American Dream Builders arrived dead on arrival with a 0.9 in the demo for NBC, which averaged a 1.0 in the demo and 4.3 million viewers. Believe dropped to a 1.2 in the demo and Crisis fell to a 1.3.

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