As The Bible miniseries ended, The Walking Dead wrapped its latest season and Game Of Thrones began Season 3 on cable last night, it was all reality on NBC on Sunday. There was a new All-Star Celebrity Apprentice (1.4/4) at 10 PM. Former winner and CNN host Piers Morgan dropped by, and as always on the Donald Trump-hosted series someone was fired — April Fools, we’re not going to tell you who. However, we can say that Celebrity Apprentice was down 13% from last week’s show, a season low. Hoping to grab a few more ratings from the big numbers it did last week, the network kicked off the night replaying the March 25 two-hour season premiere of The Voice at 7 PM (1.1/3) and the March 26 one-hour show at 9 PM (1.5/3).
ABC had originals of Revenge (1.5/3) and Red Widow (1.0/3); both dramas were down 17% from last week’s shows, with freshman Red Widow tying a series low. The network celebrated Easter with a broadcast of It’s The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (0.6/2) special, down 57% from its April 1 broadcast last year. That was followed by an encore of Once Upon A Time (0.6/1) that aired at 8 PM.
That other Sunday tradition, 60 Minutes (4.2/13), began CBS’ primetime last night — sort of. The network’s primetime lineup was delayed 41 minutes in the East and Central time zones due to NCAA tournament runover, so all fast nationals are approximate and highly likely to change. As well as the newsmagazine series, the network had an almost full night of originals, with new episodes of The Amazing Race (2.4/7) and The Good Wife (1.9/5). With everyone spilling over, CBS ended the night with a repeat of The Mentalist (1.3/5). It won the night overall in total viewers and the demo.
Fox had a full night of repeats in its Sunday animation block.
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