fox 25th 70s show cast TV ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' leads Sunday in 18 49; FOX anniversary special not a big drawFast National ratings for Sunday, April 22, 2012

Not a whole lot of people joined FOX in celebrating its 25th anniversary, with the special’s ratings coming in lower than a typical Sunday’s ratings for the network. As has been the case for the past few weeks, ratings on the whole were rather soft; CBS led the night in viewers, while “Once Upon a Time” scored the night’s top 18-49 numbers (although it too was below average).

CBS averaged 9.9 million viewers and a 6.3 rating/10 share in households in primetime, beating out ABC’s 7.5 million and 4.6/7. NBC (6.3 million, 4.0/6) came in third, and FOX trailed with 3.9 million viewers and a 2.2/4.

ABC and CBS tied for the lead among adults 18-49, but they each scored only a 1.9 rating in the demographic. FOX’s 1.7 was good for third, while NBC drew a 1.5.

]]>7 p.m. CBS: “60 Minutes” (12.7 million viewers, 8.1/14 households)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” rerun (5.9 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: “Dateline” (4.2 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: “Married … With Children” rerun (2.95 million, 1.8/3)/”The Simpsons” rerun (3.2 million, 1.8/3) 18-49 leader: “60 Minutes” (1.7) 8 p.m. CBS: “The Amazing Race” (9.1 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” (8.8 million, 5.3/8)
NBC: “Harry’s Law” (8.5 million, 5.4/9)
FOX: “FOX 25th Anniversary Special” (4.6 million, 2.6/4) 18-49 leader: “Once Upon a Time” (2.9) 9 p.m. CBS: “The Good Wife” (10.3 million, 6.7/10)
ABC: Movie – “Firelight” (7.5 million, 4.7/7)
NBC: “The Celebrity Apprentice” (5.9 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: “FOX 25th Anniversary Special” (4.05 million, 2.4/4) 18-49 leader: CBS, FOX and NBC all tied at 1.8 10 p.m. ABC: “Firelight” (7.8 million, 5.0/8)
CBS: “NYC 22” (7.5 million, 4.9/8)
NBC: “The Celebrity Apprentice” (6.55 million, 4.1/7) 18-49 leader: “The Celebrity Apprentice” (2.2)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable