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Ratings: NBC’s ‘Little Big Shots’ Falls Off, Still Tops Low-Rated Easter Night

On a rather depressing night on the ratings front, NBC’s recent addition “Little Big Shots” was top dog in key demos on Easter Sunday despite drawing its lowest numbers to date. With college basketball on cable taking away some viewers and overall viewing levels down due to the holiday, other original series including ABC’s “Quantico” hit series lows, while Fox barely registered with its encore of “Grease Live.”

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Little Big Shots” (1.9 rating/6 share in adults 18-49, 10.3 million viewers overall) was down a steep 0.7 from last week yet still towered over the demo score of everything else on broadcast for the night. It more than doubled its lead-in from a repeat “Little Big Shots” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall) and again grew across the board in its second half-hour.

The lower “Big Shots,” though, brought down the results of the comedies that followed it, “The Carmichael Show” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall) and “Crowded” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 0.8/2 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall). “Hollywood Game Night” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.8 million viewers overall) at least held at last week’s low number.

At ABC, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) was down 0.3 from last week, and that brought season-low results to “Once Upon a Time” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall), “The Family” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall) and “Quantico” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall).

CBS’ “Madam Secretary” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall) and “The Good Wife” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 7.5 million viewers overall) each lost a tenth from lsst week, while “Elementary” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall) held steady and pulled to within a tick of “Quantico.” The network’s show feeling the most effect from Easter was “60 Minutes” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 7.2 million viewers overall), which could manage only half of last week’s demo total when it followed college basketball.

Fox aired a repeat of the Jan. 31 telecast of musical “Grease Live,” registering a mere 0.4/2 in 18-49 and 1.5 million total viewers. The net’s comedy block is back next week.

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