'Family Guy' rules on a night of finales

The real cartoon characters on Fox were much more interesting than the figurative ones on Celebrity Apprentice on Sunday, as Family Guy finished the last Sunday of the 2010-11 season as the most popular show among adults 18-49, according to preliminary results.

Family Guy earned a 3.0 rating/7 share in the demo — down 3 percent from last season’s finale but still tops among the broadcast competition. It also ruled among 18-34 and teens. The Simpsons finale pulled a 2.5/7. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million viewers.

The finale for NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice earned a  2.9/7, down 15 percent from its last season finale and the lowest spring finale ever for the franchise, star versions or otherwise. It averaged 8.3 million viewers.  The Billboard Music Awards showed some signs of life for ABC: It posted a 2.9/8 and 7.8 million viewers.

And on CBS, the seventh installment of a Jesse Stone movie (does it really matter what the latest title is?) averaged a mere 1.3/3 in the demo but 13.3 million viewers. Ergo, expect an eighth chapter to come next season.

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  • CommenterRobot9

    Why are people still watching that nutjob Donald Trump, even after everything he said about Obama? Are people that willing to forgive or are they that invested in the show?

    • Sandy

      Boo Hoo!! Donald is the best. Obama is the worst pres ever.

      • Amy

        How could he be the worst president ever when I’m sure there will be others that will fail.

      • Luke

        how can obama be the worst when nixon was kicked out?

      • baptiste

        Nixon took the blame and without Watergate, would have probably gone done as one of the best presidents. Unlike the Kennedy clan which was as corrupt as corrupt can be and Jackie O, was a hoe that went to the highest bidder!

  • topoopon

    Our elders love the Jessie Stone I guess.

  • Anya

    It’s not mentioned that Fox aired Family Guy: It’s A Trap!, the Return of the Jedi spoof (that was released on DVD a while back). The opening rant by Seth MacFarlane was pretty funny and set the pace for yet another classic Family Guy episode.

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  • Ralph Smith

    This story, like so many that EW TV writers print, is just spun wrong and has a factual error. Family Guy’s rating was only good in 18-49, but it got BEAT in overall numbers. How can you spin that into cartoon characters beating the other shows? Also, Family Guy wasn’t the #1 show in 18-49 for the season–it was actually 21st. Football and American Idol were tops in the demo, just as in total viewers. Get your story straight!

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