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Ratings: ABC’s “Secrets & Lies” Holds Fairly Steady

Of the three series that premiered last week, ABC’s “Secrets & Lies” demonstrated the best retention in week two.

Sunday’s installment drew a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating with 5.88 million viewers. Although that trails last week’s performance, which included a 1.5 rating and 6.06 million viewers, its decline was considerably less significant than those endured by FOX’s “Last Man on Earth” and CBS’ “Battle Creek.”

“LMOE” endured a 25% week-over-week hit in adults 18-49. “Battle Creek” fell by 20%.

The former, nonetheless, represents the more popular option in the key demo. It drew a 1.8 this week.

Leading out of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.4, 6.58 million viewers), ABC’s 8PM entry “Once Upon a Time” drew a 2.1 with 6.63 million viewers. Nearly on par with last week’s 2.2 rating and 6.66 million viewership average, this week’s “OUAT” performance provided desirably steady support for the aforementioned “Secrets & Lies.”

“Revenge” closed ABC’s night with a 1.0 and 4.80 million viewers.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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