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TV ratings: 'Family Guy,' 'Resurrection' lead Sunday in key demo

The Griffin family of Fox's "Family Guy."
The Griffin family of Fox's "Family Guy." (Fox)

Fox's "Family Guy" and ABC's "Resurrection" were Sunday night's highest-rated network shows among key young adults, though it appears that golf-boosted CBS had the best ratings overall.

"Family Guy" scored a rating of 2.1 among key 18- to 49-year-old viewers, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Though Peter Griffin et al were down 9% from last week, the animated comedy was the top nonsports program on the major networks in the advertiser-coveted age group.

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In 18-49, a ratings point equals roughly 1.3 million viewers.

"Resurrection," ABC's drama in which residents of Arcadia, Mo., are visited by dead relatives, earned a 2.0, down 9% week-to-week. The series has been getting a substantial lift from delayed viewing via DVRs and video on-demand.

Elsewhere on ABC, "America's Funniest Home Videos" fell 14% to a 1.2, "Once Upon a Time" dropped 21% for a 1.9 and "Revenge" was flat at a 1.3.

Numbers for CBS' prime time lineup, which was delayed by coverage of the Masters golf tournament, are unreliable. If ratings hold, the network drew a 1.7 in 18-49 on average and total viewership of 9.7 million for a nightly victory.

NBC's "American Dream Builders" and "Believe" were flat week-to-week at a 0.7 and a 1.0, respectively, and "Crisis" ticked up 10% to a 1.1.

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