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Ratings: ABC’s “Secrets and Lies” Finale Topped “Once Upon a Time”

While the April 19 and April 26 editions of ABC’s “Secrets and Lies” attracted more total viewers than the corresponding editions of lead-in “Once Upon a Time,” they did not top the Sunday night flagship in adults 18-49.

The season finale of “Secrets and Lies,” which aired this Sunday, achieved that feat.

According to final broadcast data, Sunday’s “Secrets” drew a series high 1.8 adults 18-49 rating with 6.53 million viewers. Its “OUAT” lead-in managed a 1.7 with 5.31 million.

In outdrawing the ABC veteran and thus ranking as the network’s (and all of network television’s) top Sunday program, “Secrets” put an exclamation point on its case for a season two renewal. ABC’s final decision on that matter is expected soon.

— ABC’s Sunday lineup also included “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.4, 5.61 million) and “Revenge” (1.2, 4.82 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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