It has risen! Fox’s big gamble on a science show went up in the ratings on Easter Sunday. Cosmos rose 8 percent last night to tie CBS’ The Good Wife in the ratings.
The media has been pretty hard on Cosmos. But for an educational program airing after a bawdy cartoon that’s inspired fart joke montages on YouTube, it’s performed fairly decently. Across all platforms, including streaming, the show is racking up 10.9 million viewers, and is likely to have a long rental afterlife (and just karmically, the network that brought us Moment of Truth owed us this one).
Notice since it was a holiday, when viewing levels tend to be low, the networks coded their shows as “specials” so they wouldn’t be counted in their regular full-season tallies. Full chart:
|NET/TIME/SHOW||18-49 ratings||total viewers (+000)|
|CBS||7-8P||60 MIN SP-||S||1.1||8,797|
|9-10P||GOOD WF SP-||S||1.4||9,078|
|NBC||7-8P||AM DRM BLD-||0.6||2,522|