By James Hibberd
Updated April 21, 2014 at 04:04 PM EDT
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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)

FOX

7:00P

BOBS BRGR

S

0.6

1,533

7:30P

AMRCN DAD

RS

0.6

1,516

8:00P

SIMPSONS-

RS

0.9

2,202

8:30P

FAMLY GUY

RS

1.1

2,647

9-10P

COSMOS-

S

1.4

3,712

ABC

7-8P

EASTER Charlie

S

0.9

3,546

8-9P

ONCE-TIME-

S

1.7

5,692

9-11P

HALLMRK

S

1.0

4,644

CBS

7-8P

60 MIN SP-

S

1.1

8,797

8-9P

AMAZING-SP-

S

1.6

7,619

9-10P

GOOD WF SP-

S

1.4

9,078

10-11P

MENTLST-SP-

S

1.4

8,605

NBC

7-8P

AM DRM BLD-

0.6

2,522

8-9P

DATE-SU-7P-

0.9

3,821

9-10P

BELIEVE-

1.2

4,658

10-11P

CRISIS-

0.9

3,798

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