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Update: “Resurrection” Ratings Fall 17%, Remain Dominant

Update: Down 17% from the comparable fast national rating for last week’s monster series premiere (and 21% from the adjusted final number), episode two of “Resurrection” scored a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating.

The decline, though steep, was not enough to strip “Resurrection” of its dominance. Second for the evening (and timeslot) to cable network AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” it was again the top-rated show on network television Sunday.

The episode attracted 10.80 million viewers.

Other ABC ratings: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.5, 6.18 million), “Once Upon a Time” (2.3, 7.47 million), “Revenge” (1.7, 6.17 million).

Fueled by an appealing premise and a powerful promotional campaign, last week’s “Resurrection” premiere rode intense curiosity to strong ratings.

There was no way it was going to match that performance in week two. What was possible–and what appeared to happen–is that it would remain a dominant choice for network TV watchers.

Sunday’s “Resurrection” scored a 7.0 overnight household rating. Down 18% from last week’s premiere according to TVMI (an 8.5 overnight, which translated to a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating with 13.9 million in the finals), the number nonetheless gave ABC a convincing overnight victory in the 9PM timeslot. That victory will be even stronger in the adults 18-49 demographic.

Earlier in the night, ABC aired “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (3.7) and “Once Upon a Time” (4.7). “Revenge” then aired out of “Resurrection” with a 4.2.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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