Easter Sunday, with its traditional lower HUT and PUT levels, saw CBS’ 60 Minutes (0.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, 8.31 million viewers) leading the broadcast primetime field in overall audience, while Disney Night on ABC’s American Idol (1.2, 6.42M) topped Sunday in the demo.
CBS’ Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration (0.6, 6.87M) clocked a larger overall crowd in their mutual 8-10 PM slot.
60 Minutes dropped two tenths in the demo week to week, having last week followed a repeat of the Masters golf tournament won by Tiger Woods earlier in the day.
Opposite Idol, CBS’s Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration (0.6, 6.87M) clocked a larger overall crowd in their mutual 8-10 PM slot. The Motown special dropped three tenths in the demo compared to CBS’ year-ago Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute on a Tuesday, April 10, but finished in line, demo-wise, with last month’s Aretha: A Grammy Celebration airing on a Sunday.
NBC’s 8 PM World of Dance (0.7, 2.91M) maintained 100% of its previous week’s demo data, despite Easter and Motown distractions.
After Idol, ABC’s Shark Tank (0.8, 3.86M) repeated its previous original’s demo to take the 10 PM slot in the metric.
Also in that hour, CBS’ Madam Secretary season finale (0.4, 4.83M) finished first in the hour in total viewers by nearly 1M over its closest competitor, holding steady in the demo compared to its most recent original.
The CW’s Supergirl (0.3, 949,000) and Charmed (0.2, 669K) both held their previous originals’ demo.
ABC (1.0, 5.339M) finished first in the demo for a second consecutive Sunday, leading all four hours of primetime. That includes an America’s Funniest Home Videos repeat (0.8, 4.65M) at 7 PM.
CBS (0.6, 6.72M) took Sunday in total viewers and tied NBC (0.6, 2.58M) for No. 2 in the demo. Fox (0.5, 11.3M), which observed Easter Sunday with an all-repeat slate, finished fourth in both metrics, followed by CW (0.2, 809K).