With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. This section handles episodes where the majorty of the episode is set in the past. This episode got plenty of mileage out of spoofing The Departed, and not just because it poked fun at Scorsese's uncharacteristically blatant use of symbolism. Claim: The long-running animated sitcom "The Simpsons" predicted Kamala Harris would be elected vice president of the United States. For list of published episode guides for the series, see. And everything was made of eternal, unchanging acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, or in the common tongue, 'plastic.'". On April 8, 2015, showrunner Al Jean announced that there would be no more DVD or Blu-ray releases, shifting focus to digital distribution,[9] although this was later reversed on July 22, 2017. The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. We encourage you to read our updated PRIVACY POLICY and COOKIE POLICY. Given how so many episodes focus on Homer trying to win back Marge's affection after doing something boneheaded, it's always nice to see a storyline that puts them on the same team. Though he left a sour taste in the mouth, Parkfield is a memorable character who starred in an episode that was set in the future and told well. 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"Before the world began, there was only table. [330], "The Simpsons episode guide" redirects here. 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FOX. Whether the episodes focus on the gluttonous eating habits of Homer Simpson, the show's anti-paterfamilias; Bart, the ever-mischievous son and most popular character; Marge, the steady and sensible wife; Lisa, the genius but ever … If anything, this episode proved to be more cheerful and less cynical than the various other Christmas-themed episodes of year's past ("Simpsons Roasting Over a Open Fire, "Marge Be Not Proud," etc.). The relationship between Bart and Donnie was handled especially well as Donnie fought to maintain his cover and preserve the one real friendship in his life as a loner. Consumerism is the running theme of this Simpsons episode, and even the usually levelheaded Marge gets in on the action by opening up a bed and breakfast for t… Critics' reviews of early Simpsons episodes praised the show for its sassy humor, wit, realism, and intelligence. [13] On February 6, 2019, The Simpsons was renewed for seasons 31 and 32, the latter of which will include the 700th episode. [4] On February 19, 2012, The Simpsons reached its 500th episode in the twenty-third season. ", "Lady, this is Maggie Simpson. 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The Simpsons has been on the air for over thirty years, churning out some of the most iconic pieces of American television comedy ever. And to top it off, there was a real, compelling story driving the episode as Homer struggled to uncover the mystery of his transformation from flesh-and-blood to LEGO mini-figure. Ever since a year-2000 episode of The Simpsons depicting a President Donald Trump ended up reflecting future reality, people online have kept a … In this future, Bart was a deadbeat dad trying to reconnect with his sons, Lisa was a high-maintenance mother whose daughter spent 90% of her time plugged into the Ultranet, and Maggie was a world-famous rock star with a baby on the way (appropriately, she still wasn't allowed to actually speak). Set in the town of Springfield, the show lampoons both American culture and the human condition. 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There was still a lot of fun to be had in seeing the various ways Springfield evolved over the decades. Based around a dysfunctional family and their wacky adventures, The Simpsons has been a place to find smart irreverent humor every week. [11], On November 4, 2016, The Simpsons was renewed for seasons 29 and 30. By now, it’s a Halloween tradition up there with apple bobbing and attempting to ignore trick or treaters. Stacker presents the best “Simpsons” episodes of all time. The episode was pitched by writer Greg Daniels, who thought the episode could allow the series to tackle questions about race. The fact that the characters were aware they were made of toy bricks and acted accordingly was even better. [17] The series moved from 8:00 p.m. on Sunday nights to the same time on Thursdays, where it competed with The Cosby Show, the number one show at the time. The classic "22 Short Films About Springfield" ranked pretty high on our original Top 25 list. This is the opposite of episodes that are set in the past, and flashback episodes are the same as flash-forward episodes. Most of the episode is set thirty years into the future, when Bart and Lisa take their children with them to Homer and Marge 's house over Christmas, while a pregnant Maggie goes into labor. [19] Ratings wise, new episodes of The Cosby Show beat The Simpsons every time during the second season and The Simpsons eventually fell out of the top ten. Ahoy-hoy, Simpsons Freaks! Generally the show doesn't find much success in regurgitating old concepts like this, but "Holidays of Future Passed" proved the exception to that rule. On Ice! The series has been running since 1989. As part of The Simpsons season 3, “Stark Raving Dad” originally aired in September 1991. and Manger Things Air Dates", Al Jean's Twitter - "Do PizzaBots Dream of Electric Guitars? Best: Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie. That '70s Show's Topher Grace guest-starred as Donnie, a new boy at Springfield Elementary who struck up a friendship with Bart. If anything, this episode proved to be more cheerful and less cynical than the various other Christmas-themed episodes of year's past ("Simpsons Roasting Over a … Trending pages [1] The family was conceived by Groening shortly before a pitch for a series of animated shorts with producer James L. Brooks. Meanwhile, Nedwill try to cure Homer of his alcohol problem. ", "Take a hike, you Shatner-stealing Mexico touchers!". It was written by J. Stewart Burns and directed by Bob Anderson. Directed by Matthew Nastuk, Mike B. Anderson. [8] The first twenty seasons are available on DVD in regions 1, 2, and 4, with the twentieth season released on both DVD and Blu-ray in 2010 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series. It's rare for The Simpsons to devote an entire episode to parodying one movie. In “White Christmas Blues” Springfield has just come out of a summer with a brutal heatwave, and everyone is eagerly awaiting the cooler winter months. [15], With its first season, The Simpsons became the Fox network's first series to rank among the top thirty highest-rated shows of a television season. Days of Future Future Days of Future Future is the eighteenth episode of Season 25 and the sequel to "Holidays of Future Passed". Then the great constructor scissored open bag one and dumped out the universe. "Sorry, but there's no room at the inn... patient facility. Welcome to this deluxe yet tiny mini-booklet box set! After over 31 seasons The Simpsons has amassed plenty of Christmas episodes, with an impressive seventeen Christmas specials in the long history of the animated sitcom. The Disney+ streaming service includes every completed season of The Simpsons, but it’s missing one memorable episode: "Stark Raving Dad".Here’s why Disney opted out, and why the episode probably won’t be available anytime soon. The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! For the list, Stacker surveyed all the episodes’ IMDb user ratings and ranked them accordingly. [1][2] After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime-time hit show. The Simpsons has had its share of polarizing episodes in its long run. This episode was originally scheduled to air on October 18, 2020, This episode was originally scheduled to air on January 10, 2021, but was preempted by the, "Yokel Hero" and "Do PizzaBots Dream of Electric Guitars?" It seemed like LEGO Fever was in the air in early 2014. It is the longest-running prime-time animated series and longest-running sitcom in the United States. @thesimpsons Excellent zoom read today", "D23 Inside Disney Episode 58 | Yeardley Smith on Highlights of Voicing Lisa Simpson for 32 Seasons on The Simpsons", ". Groening named each character (other than Bart) after members of his own family. But to be fair, "Brick Like Me" was in development long before The LEGO Movie hit theaters. Director", Al Jean's Twitter - "Mother and Child Reunion Director", "Morgan Spurlock Spills the Beans on his Upcoming "Simpsons" Doc", ". If you loved video games in the mid-’90s, “Marge Be Not Proud” definitely spoke to you with its pitch-perfect parodies… It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 11, 2011. She just played a sold-out show in Beijing! [20] At the end of the season Cosby averaged as the fifth-highest-rated show on television, while The Simpsons was thirty-eighth. A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again, The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be, A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas. Lisa's version of"Barthood".First, Homerdiscovers how smart she is, then she will go to college, and finally being scared after getting out of Springfield. [7] The Simpsons Movie, a feature-length film, was released in theaters worldwide on July 26 and 27, 2007 and grossed US$526.2 million worldwide. 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", "A star in the East... let me see... We do have a little room in the manger, I mean, mangier wing.". A great box set, definitely some of the best Simpsons episodes in this Season. [18], Many of the producers were against the move, as The Simpsons had been in the top ten while airing on Sunday, and they felt the move would destroy its ratings. [12] It reached its 600th episode on October 16, 2016, in its twenty-eighth season. Every parent needs a break at some point, especially when one of your children is Bart Simpson. "Beat it, you puck-slapping maple suckers! [14], Season 32 debuted on Fox on September 27, 2020. Just the sight of the town and its many denizens rendered in three dimensional LEGO shapes was enough of a draw. Not to mention that the message about togetherness (or at least learning to tolerate your family for a few days out of the year) made for a perfectly fitting Christmas episode. Many of them have even been silent, such as the short film centered on Maggie trying to save a butterfly from the unibrow baby titled "The Longest Daycare". At the same time, the show also seemed to mock political spectrums in a straightforward manner without playing it safe. [10] Another two years later, on July 20, 2019, it was announced that Season 19 would be released on December 3, 2019, on DVD. The Simpsons have a much more regular track … By now, you all know the drill: This here Simpsons grand-slam combo platter is the best blah blah blah yet, full of bonus blah blah blah, including essential, nutritious blah blah blah and even a few secret blah blah blahs! The premise lent itself surprisingly well to a tale of frustrated school workers trying to outwit the craftiest prankster in Springfield. [6], Episodes of The Simpsons have won dozens of awards, including 31 Emmys (ten for Outstanding Animated Program), 30 Annies, and a Peabody. But the most recent seasons have still featured some fantastic episodes that are just as good as anything from the show's classic era. This Christmas-themed episode followed a similar formula by jumping years into the future to explore the lives of the Simpson clan when Bart, Lisa and Maggie are all grown adults and each struggling with their own parental problems. [17], The show continued in its Thursday timeslot until the sixth season, when, in 1994, it reverted to its original slot on Sunday. If you want to feel old, just remind yourself that the far-flung future explored in the Season 6 episode "Lisa's Wedding" is now five years in the past. were originally scheduled to air on March 7 and 14, 2021 respectively, but were moved up a week due to the preemption of the, Upcoming episodes without a scheduled air date, The Simpsons § Reception and achievements. You know how it goes. This episode is best remembered for its stylized chase sequence, which paid heavy homage to the opening credits of Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can. "Days of Future Future" is the eighteenth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 548th episode of the series. Color to color, shape to shape, and a pile of just windows and doors. The thirtieth season ended on May 12, 2019. 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Writer", Al Jean's Twitter - "Do PizzaBots Dream of Electric Guitars? [18][21], The film examines the "cultural phenomenon" of The Simpsons and includes interviews with both the cast and some fans of the show. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 13, 2014. S32, Ep5 The shorts became part of the Fox series The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. ", This page was last edited on 22 January 2021, at 09:41. It is a satirical depiction of a dysfunctional middle-class American lifestyle starring the eponymous family: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. [3], Since its debut on December 17, 1989, The Simpsons has broadcast 695 episodes, as of January 3, 2021. Hot on the heels of The LEGO Movie, this episode re-imagined Springfield through a blocky lens. It is also the 20th episode that Al Jean wrote. In this episode, Homer and Marge elected to bail on attending Uncle Tyrone's birthday celebration and instead spend a few days soaking up sun in Miami. Generally Episodes 5-7 are viewed as all time classic, although this often extends from Seasons 3 or 4 through 8 depending on who you ask, although I definitely felt Season 8 slightly dropped in quality. NOTE: Anthology episodes don't count. But when Bart and Lisa caught wind of this ruse, they pursued their wayward parents from one end of the country to the other. The subplot offered its own steady dose of comedy, as Homer grew overly attached to his temporary loaner car, even composing a riff on Yes' "Owner of a Lonely Heart" to showcase his affection. The Simpsons is currently in its 30 th n season, which means there is no shortage of episodes up for debate. [16] Due to this success, Fox decided to switch The Simpsons' timeslot in hopes of higher ratings for the shows airing after it. She hopes that a bear was the culprit, but instead, Homer's groans lead Marge to the kitchen, where he is on top of the kitchen table in nothing but his underwear. This long running spin-off of a short cartoon from The Tracy Ullman Show has grown into a cultural phenomenon, and FOX network's flagship television program. This is only about what happened to a family history, that doesn't include the major characters. The twist was that Donnie was actually a rat working with Principal Skinner and Super Nintendo Chalmers to bring down Bart's criminal empire. Marge wakes up one morning and finds remnants of pizza boxes scattered around the living room. The Simpsons is an animated sitcom which follows the titular family as they navigate life in a fictional American town called Springfield. I'll take my revenge on society... by which I mean convenience stores. Some post-season 10 episodes age Lisa’s maturity up past plausibility, or make her the villain unnecessarily, or both. In some ways, the fact that "Brick Like Me" arrived so soon after The LEGO Movie did the episode no favors. While fans prepare to relive the show’s past, The Simpsons is set to continue with the … The 31st annual Simpsons Halloween special includes a frightening look at the 2020 election, parodies of Pixar and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and a ninth birthday Lisa just can't get over. This would have an interesting episode to see produced, especially since The Simpsons has been accused in the past of not being very representative of the real world. ", Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_The_Simpsons_episodes&oldid=1001998589, Lists of American adult animated television series episodes, Articles with dead external links from October 2013, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Do PizzaBots Dream of Electric Guitars? This episode followed a similar formula in terms of combining a series of short vignettes, but it added an extra wrinkle by tying them all together in a "story within a story within a story" structure. And the fact that it was self-aware about these similarities certainly helped. It's something The Simpsons has always been good with, considering past episodes like "22 Short Films About Springfield" or the various Treehouse of Horror Halloween specials. [5] With its twenty-first season (2009–10), the series surpassed Gunsmoke in seasons to claim the spot as the longest-running American prime-time scripted television series, and later also surpassed Gunsmoke in episode count with the episode "Forgive and Regret" on April 29, 2018. Season 33! 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'60 Minutes' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Pan Am' Adjusted Up + Unscrambled 'Amazing Race,' 'The Good Wife, "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Cleveland Show' Adjusted Up; 'Pan Am' Adjusted Down + Unscrambled CBS Shows & 'Sunday Night Football, "TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time' Falls, But Not Far; Ravens-Steelers Dominates Night", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons,' '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down + Final CBS & 'Sunday Night Football' Ratings", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'CSI:Miami,' 'Amazing Race,' 'Family Guy' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: Big Adjustment Up for 'Amazing Race'; No Adjustment for 'Once Upon a Time' + Steelers-Chiefs", "TV Ratings Sunday: 'Simpsons,' 'Family Guy' Get A Boost; 'Once Upon A Time,' 'Housewives,' 'Pan Am,' 'Good Wife' Hit Lows; As Of Course 'Sunday Night Football' Wins", "Sunday Final Ratings: No Adjustments for 'Once Upon A Time' + Giants/Cowboys & Unscrambled CBS", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Cleveland,' 'Family Guy,' 'American Dad' Adjusted Up + Unscrambled 'The Good Wife,' 'CSI: Miami' & '60 Minutes, "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Good Wife' Adjusted up; 'Pan Am' adjusted down + Giants/Packers, Unscrambled Fox", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon A Time,' 'Family Guy,' 'CSI: Miami' Adjusted Up; NFL 'Pro Bowl' Down vs. Last Season", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Napoleon Dynamite,' 'American Dad' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down + 'Grammy Awards' Finals", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time,' 'Family Guy' Adjusted Up + Unscrambled CBS", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Good Wife,' 'CSI Miami' Adjusted Up + 'Cleveland' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: '60 Minutes', 'America's Funniest Home Videos', 'Once Upon a Time', 'The Amazing Race' & 'Desperate Housewives' Adjusted Up", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Harry's Law' Adjusted Down to Series Lows; 'Desperate Housewives' Adjusted Up + Unscrambled CBS", "TV Ratings Sunday: 'NYC 22' Starts Low, 'Titanic' Pulls 'GCB' To Series Low", "TV Ratings Sunday: 'GCB' Rises & 'Once Upon a Time' Steady-ish; 'The Good Wife' Falls to Lows, 'NYC 22' Falls Too; 'Harry's Law' Steady", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Simpsons', 'Amazing Race' Finale, 'Harry's Law' Adjusted Up; 'Desperate Housewives', 'NYC 22' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon A Time', Family guy', 'Survivor' Adjusted Up; 'Survivor: Reunion', 'Dateline' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Family Guy' Adjusted Up; 'Bob's Burgers' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon A Time', 'The Simpsons', 'Bob's Burgers' Adjusted Up; '666 Park Avenue', '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down & Final Football Numbers", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' & 'The Amazing Race' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down + Final Football Numbers", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Amazing Race' & 'Revenge' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes', 'The Mentalist', '666 Park Ave' & 'American Dad' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Revenge', 'The Mentalist' & 'The Amazing Race' Adjusted Up; '666 Park Avenue' & '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Family Guy', 'Amazing Race', 'American Dad' and 'The Good Wife' Adjusted Up; 'America's Funniest Home Videos', '60 Minutes' & 'The Simpsons' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time', 'Family Guy' & 'The Cleveland Show' Adjusted Up; 'The Good Wife' & '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'American Dad' Adjusted Up & Final Football Numbers", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Bob's Burgers' and 'Bachelorette' special Adjusted Up ; 'The Simpsons' adjusted down and Unscrambled Football", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Family Guy', 'Revenge' & 'The Biggest Loser' Adjusted Up; 'The Simpsons' Adjusted Down + Final Football Numbers", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Family Guy' & 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes', 'The Cleveland Show' & 'Happy Endings' Adjusted Down + Final Golden Globes Numbers", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Mentalist', 'Family Guy' & 'American Dad' Adjusted Up; 'The Simpsons' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Family Guy' & 'The Cleveland Show' Adjusted Up; 'The Simpsons', '60 Minutes' & 'Revenge for Real' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time', 'The Amazing Race' & 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up; 'The Good Wife' & 'Bob's Burgers' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time', 'The Amazing Race', 'Celebrity Apprentice', 'Red Widow', 'The Cleveland Show', 'America's Funniest Home Videos' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes', 'The Simpsons' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time', 'Family Guy', 'Celebrity Apprentice' & 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up; 'Red Widow' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time', 'The Amazing Race', 'Family Guy', 'The Cleveland Show, 'The Simpsons, 'Bob's Burgers' & 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Cleveland Show', 'Once Upon a Time', 'The Amazing Race', 'Family Guy', 'Celebrity Apprentice' & 'American Dad' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down + Final Golf Numbers", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Family Guy', 'The Simpsons', 'The Amazing Race', 'The Mentalist', 'Celebrity Apprentice' & 'America's Funniest Home Videos' Adjusted Up", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Amazing Race' & 'Celebrity Apprentice' Adjusted Up; 'Red Widow' Adjusted Down + Final FOX Numbers", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Survivor', 'Once Upon a Time', 'The Simpsons' & 'Revenge' Adjusted Up — Ratings", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons' & 'The Cleveland Show' Adjusted Up, 'The Billboard Music Awards', 'America's Funniest Home Videos' & '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons' & 'Bob's Burgers' Adjusted Up; 'Revenge' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' & 'The Simpsons' Adjusted Up + Final NFL Ratings & Unscrambled CBS", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Amazing Race' Adjusted Up; 'The Simpsons' Adjusted Down + Final NFL Ratings", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Revenge' & 'The Simpsons' Adjusted Down, Plus Unscrambled CBS & Football Numbers", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up; No Adjustment for 'Once Upon a Time' or 'Almost Human, "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons' The Amazing Race', 'American Dad' & 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up; 'America's Funniest Home Videos' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons', 'Family Guy', 'Revenge' & 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up; 'Once Upon a Time', 'Betrayal' & '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down, No Adjustment for 'Revenge' or 'Survivor, "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Family Guy', '60 Minutes' & 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up; 'The Simpsons', 'Bob's Burgers', 'The Best of Jimmy Fallon' & 'Betrayal' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Mentalist', 'American Dad', 'Family Guy', 'Bob's Burgers' & 'Bachelor Special Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down + 'Golden Globe' Finals", "Sunday Final Ratings: '60 Minutes' & 'The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding' Adjusted Down + Final Pro Bowl & Grammy Awards Ratings", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Resurrection', 'Once Upon a Time' & 'The Amazing Race' Adjusted Up", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon A Time', 'Resurrection', 'America's Funniest Home Videos', 'Cosmos', 'American Dad' & 'Believe' Adjusted Up", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'America's Funniest Home Videos', 'Once Upon a Time', 'American Dad' & 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes', 'Revenge' & 'The Good Wife' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Good Wife', 'Resurrection', 'Crisis', '60 Minutes' & 'America's Funniest Home Videos' Adjusted Up; 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time', 'American Dream Builders', 'America's Funniest Home Videos' & 'Resurrection' Adjusted Up", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Resurrection', 'Once Upon a Time', 'The Simpsons', 'The Amazing Race', 'Cosmos', 'The Mentalist' & 'America's Funniest Home Videos' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon A Time', 'Revenge' & 'The Simpsons' Adjusted Up; 'Believe', '60 Minutes', 'Dateline' & 'American Dream Builders' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time', 'The Simpsons', 'Dateline' & 'Resurrection' Adjusted Up; 'The Good Wife' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time', 'American Dad' & 'America's Funniest Home Videos' Adjusted Up; 'Revenge', 'Cosmos' & 'Dateline' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Amazing Race' & 'American Dream Builders' Adjusted Up", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon A Time', 'Resurrection' & 'Revenge' Adjusted Up; 'CSI' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time', 'Resurrection' & 'Revenge' Adjusted Up; 'Madam Secretary' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon A Time', 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' & 'Resurrection' Adjusted Up; 'Madam Secretary' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons' & 'Madam Secretary' Adjusted Up; 'Mulaney' Adjusted Down", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Good Wife', 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', 'Once Upon a Time' & '60 Minutes' Adjusted Up + Final Football Ratings", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons', & 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Adjusted up", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons' & 'America's Funniest Home Videos' Adjusted Up + Final Football Numbers", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Madam Secretary', 'The Simpsons', '60 Minutes' & 'America's Funniest Home Videos' Adjusted Down & Final Football Numbers", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The SImpsons' & 'Family Guy' Adjusted Up, '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down & Final Football Numbers", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons', 'Madam Secretary', 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', 'The Celebrity Apprentice', 'Bob's Burgers' & 'CSI' Adjusted Up", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Good Wife' Adjusted Up + Final Rating for 'The Golden Globes' and NFL", "Sunday Final Ratings: No Adjustment for 'Galavant', 'Revenge' or 'CSI, "Sunday Final Ratings: Grammy Awards Adjusted Down; No Adjustment for 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' or 'Bob's Burgers, "Sunday Final Ratings: No Adjustments for 'Saturday Night Live - 40th Anniversary', 'The Bachelor' or 'CSI' Finale", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Last Man on Earth' & 'Dateline' Adjusted Up", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Last Man on Earth', 'Bob's Burgers', 'Family Guy', 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' & 'Revenge' Adjusted Up", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Last Man on Earth', 'Secrets & Lies', 'Battle Creek' & '60 Minutes' Adjusted Up", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time', 'Secrets & Lies', & 'A.D. 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