Sunday TV ratings: Good Girls rises, Bob’s Burgers dips [Apr. 7]

Photo Credit: Bob's Burgers/Fox, Acquired From Fox Flash
Photo Credit: Bob's Burgers/Fox, Acquired From Fox Flash /

With the 54th Country Music Awards on last night, a lot of shows took a break. How did the rest of the programs fare in the Sunday TV ratings for Apr. 7?

Sunday, Apr. 7 saw the 54th Country Music Awards. It shouldn’t be surprising to hear that the awards show saw the highest total audience and demo in the Sunday TV ratings. This is why some networks opted for a week off from new episodes. However, some networks opted for new episodes and here’s a look at how they fared.

ABC, NBC, and FOX were the two networks to opt for new episodes throughout the night. CBS aired the CMAs, so God Friended MeNCIS: Los Angeles, and Madam Secretary had a night off. Since The CW is a child network of CBS, it’s not surprising that new episodes of Supergirl and Charmed didn’t air.

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It looks like other networks may have wanted to take a break, too. During the 8 p.m. timeslot, everything was down in the ratings. ABC’s two-hour episode of American Idol dropped by 16% in the demo and 15% in the total audience. However, behind the CMAs, these results were the best for the 8-11 p.m. slots, so I doubt there’s too much to fear just yet if you love the unscripted program.

ABC aired a new episode of Shark Tank in the 10 p.m. slot, which also saw a substantial dip in both metrics. This show has already been renewed, so there’s no need to worry.

FOX’s comedy block didn’t perform as well as usual. The Simpsons dipped by 17% in the demo and 23% in the total audience from the previous episode. Bob’s Burgers followed suit, dipping19% and 21%. Neither of these is much to worry about because both have been renewed.

Family Guy will be the show to keep an eye on. FOX seemed to think the show would struggle this week, so opted for a rerun.

As for NBC, the two-hour episode of World of Dance fell again. This show hasn’t managed to stabilize and a third season looks unlikely if NBC thinks another program can perform better in the timeslot.

GOOD GIRLS — “Take Off Your Pants” Episode 206 — Pictured: Christina Hendricks as Beth Boland — (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC)
GOOD GIRLS — “Take Off Your Pants” Episode 206 — Pictured: Christina Hendricks as Beth Boland — (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC) /

Another program struggling to stabilize is Good Girls. While it did hold steady in the demo and rose by 11% in the total audience, the fluctuation will be concerning for many. It will be interesting to see what the NBC app ratings are like and how it performs when it reaches Netflix, as these helped get the second season renewal.

A strong point for Good Girls is that the demo average is above The Blacklist, which was recently renewed for a seventh season. The total audience isn’t too far off Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which has also been renewed for another season. NBC may see these Sunday TV ratings combined with it being a spring show as a reason to keep it on the air another season — I certainly hope so!

Check out the full Sunday TV ratings to see how your favorite shows performed.

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