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Ratings: ABC’s “Secrets and Lies” Holds in Demo But Hits Viewership Low (Updated)

Update: Per final broadcast data, Sunday’s edition of “Secrets and Lies” drew a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating with 4.85 million viewers.

The viewership mark represents a new low for the series, which drew the same 1.3 rating but a total of 5.15 million for the previous original.

Of relevance, however, is the fact that lead-in “Once Upon a Time” also sank to a new low in total viewership. Sunday’s “Once” scored a 1.6 rating with 5.17 million viewers.

ABC’s other Sunday programming: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.1, 5.47 million) and “Revenge” (0.9, 3.84 million).

Returning from a one-week hiatus, ABC’s freshman drama “Secrets and Lies” held steady in adults 18-49 but slipped to a new low in total viewership.

Per fast national data, Sunday’s episode drew a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating with 4.74 million viewers.

The previous episode, which aired on March 29, scored the same 1.3 but reached 5.15 million total viewers. At the time, it was the series’ worst performance on record.

Despite now operating at a low, “Secrets and Lies” is not dramatically distanced from its premiere performance. The series’ two-hour March 1 opener drew a 1.5 rating with 6.06 million viewers.

That episode, moreover, benefited from a considerably greater lead-in support. Whereas that night’s “Once Upon a Time” led into “Secrets” with a 2.2 rating and 6.66 million viewers, this week’s broadcast managed a 1.6 with 5.02 million. It was by far the least-watched “Once” episode yet.

ABC’s other Sunday programs: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.0, 5.42 million), “Revenge” (0.9, 3.87 million).

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.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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