Once-Upon-a-Time-cast.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, March 4, 2012

With the Oscars behind us, shows like NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice,” CBS’ “The Amazing Race” and ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” had a chance to reclaim Sunday night, with the fairy-tale series grabbing the top spot for the 8 o’clock hour with 10.6 million viewers.

ABC’s new series “GCB” stepped into the Sunday night race with 7.6 million viewers, edging out Donald Trump’s show in its second hour.

Thanks in part to “The Good Wife” with its win in the 9 p.m. hour, CBS nabbed the top spot among total viewers for the evening, averaging 10.4 million and a 6.5
rating/10 share in households for the night. ABC (8.6 million, 5.2/8)
finished second ahead of NBC (5.5 million, 3.5/6) and FOX (4 million, 2.3/4).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC won out with a 2.6 rating. CBS and FOX were close to each other for second with a 2.1 and 2.0, respectively, and NBC finished with a 1.7.

]]>8 p.m.   ABC: “Once Upon a Time” (10.6 million, 6.2/10)
CBS: “The Amazing Race” (10.4 million, 6.0/9)
FOX: “The Simpsons” (5.2 million, 2.9/4)/”Napolean Dynamite” (4.03 million, 2.2/3)
NBC: “Celebrity Apprentice” rerun (3.8 million, 2.4/4) 18-49 leader: “Once Upon a Time” (3.4)   9 p.m.  CBS: “The Good Wife” (9.7 million, 6.3/9)
ABC: “Desperate Housewives” (8.2 million, 5.2/8)
NBC: “Celebrity Apprentice” (6.3 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: “Family Guy” (5.3 million, 3.1/5)/”American Dad” (4.3 million, 2.5/4)   18-49 leader: “Desperate Housewives” (2.5) and “Family Guy”/”American Dad” (2.5)  10 p.m. CBS: “CSI: Miami” (10 million, 6.4/11) 
ABC: “GCB” (7.6 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: “Celebrity Apprentice” (6.97 million, 4.3/7) 18-49 leader: “Celebrity Apprentice” (2.4) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.