An extra hour of sunlight meant a new series low for Once Upon a Time, while Oprah Winfrey's sit-down with Bobbi Kristina Brown scored a network high for OWN.
The fairy-tale drama plunged 20 percent to a series low rating of 2.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic on Sunday. It also lost more than 1 million eyeballs, drawing 9.1 million viewers. Despite the slide, ABC won the night in the demo, aided by Desperate Housewives (8.3 million, 2.5), which remained steady, and GCB (7.2 million, 2.3), which rose from last week's 2.2.
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CBS took the night in viewership, thanks to The Amazing Race
(9.7 million, 2.8),
The Good Wife
(9.82 million, 1.7) and CSI: Miami
(10.54 million, 2.1). Race
and CSI: Miami
were flat, but The Good Wife
shed 11 percent in the demo from last week.On NBC, Harry's Law
returned from hiatus on its new night to its usual audience of 8.87 million viewers and a 1.1 rating, which matched a series low in the demo.
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OWN, meanwhile, enjoyed its most-watched telecast ever with its 90-minute episode of Oprah's Next Chapter
, featuring Winfrey's interview with Whitney Houston
's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and the late singer's family. The episode earned a whopping 3.5 million viewers and a 3.1 rating in the network's key women 25-to-54 demo. The audience is more than double that of the network's previous high, a January episode of Oprah's Next Chapter
with Pastor Joel Osteen, which drew 1.6 million.8 p.m.
CBS: The Amazing Race
9.7 million viewers (2.8 demo rating) ABC: Once Upon a Time
9.1 million (2.8)Fox: The Simpsons
4.9 million (2.3); Bob's Burgers
4 million (1.9)NBC: Harry's Law
(8.87 million) (1.1)9 p.m.CBS: The Good Wife
9.82 million (1.7)ABC: Desperate Housewives
8.3 million (2.5)Fox: Family Guy
5.8 million (2.8); American Dad!
4.6 million (2.2)NBC: Celebrity Apprentice
6.4 million (2.0) [9-11 p.m.]10 p.m.CBS: CSI: Miami
10.54 million (2.1)ABC: GCB
7.2 million (2.3)