The first season finale of the freshman drama "Resurrection" came to a close Sunday, helping
According to early numbers from Nielsen, nearly 7.9 million viewers overall tuned in to see the season closer for the series about residents of Arcadia, Mo., whose dead loved ones return. Among key 18- to 49-year-olds, for whom advertisers pay a premium, the episode scored a rating of 2.0, up 5% from last week.
ABC has not announced whether the show will be renewed, but the series has been generally solid for the network and started out particularly strong. Based on Nielsen's most up-to-date data counting delayed viewing, "Resurrection's" first season performed 85% better in 18-49 than ABC's comparable weeks in the Sunday 9 p.m. time slot last season.
ABC beat its broadcast rivals in 18-49 -- in which a ratings point equals roughly 1.3 million viewers -- by averaging a 1.7 in prime time.
The night's biggest week-to-week increase went to