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Ratings: “Resurrection” Hits a Series Low (Updated)

Update: Sunday’s final Nielsen broadcast ratings are in, and while they are more favorable to ABC’s dramas, they do not change the fact that “Resurrection” hit a series low

“Resurrection,” that drama, saw its adults 18-49 rating adjusted up to a 1.5 and its viewership elevated to 5.55 million. Both numbers, however, still represent series lows for the sophomore drama.

Other ABC ratings for Sunday:  “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.2, 5.46 million), “Once Upon a Time” (2.7, 7.92 million) and “Revenge” (1.2, 4.66 million).

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Update: When it came to the overnight household ratings, one of ABC’s Sunday dramas enjoyed an uptick.

When it came to the adults 18-49 numbers and total viewership numbers, none was so lucky. All three of the series fell Sunday night.

Leading out of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.2 adults 18-49 rating, 5.49 million viewers), ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” opened with a 2.6 and 7.73 million viewers. Compared to last week’s final broadcast data, “Once” was down by 21% in the demo and 16% in the total viewership column.

9PM entry “Resurrection,” which aired against the season premiere of “The Walking Dead,” took an even bigger tumble. It fell a whopping 30% to score a mere 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Its viewership average of 5.47 million, meanwhile, trailed last week’s mark by 19%.

“Revenge,” which aired at 10PM, drew a 1.2 with 4.59 million. Its rating was down by 14%, while its viewership average trailed that of last week by 13%.
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It was not dramatic, but movement did affect all three of ABC’s Sunday night dramas in the overnight household ratings.

For “Once Upon a Time” and “Resurrection,” that movement was in a downward direction. “Once” slipped by 7% to settle at a 4.6 overnight household rating, while “Resurrection” dipped by 5% to land at a 3.6.

“Revenge,” on the other hand, benefited from a slight uptick. It rose by 9% to settle at a 3.7.

Despite their closeness in the overnight household ratings, “Resurrection” routinely beats “Revenge” by a comfortable margin in adults 18-49. There is therefore no reason to believe the “Revenge” advantage in the overnight household number will translate into a similar victory among young adults.

And, as a general rule, there is no reason to assume that any of the movement in the overnights will be replicated in the adults 18-49 and total viewership numbers. That data will emerge this afternoon.

In addition to the dramas, ABC’s Sunday lineup also included “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (3.1).

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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