ABC’s “Quantico,” “Once Upon A Time” Post Series Low Ratings

Quantico [ABC]

Barring upward adjustments in the finals, this week’s editions of “Quantico” and “Once Upon A Time” will rank as the lowest-rated and least-watched episodes on record.

According to live+same-day data first posted by Showbuzz, Sunday’s “Quantico” drew a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating and 3.5 million total viewers. The series low numbers trail the 1.1 and 4.0 million drawn by last week’s episode.

Recently renewed for season two, “Quantico” has been receiving massive boosts from time-shifted viewership. It is not, however, a strong live+same-day performer.

Earlier in the night, Sunday staple “Once Upon A Time” also hit lows. Down from last week’s 1.3 with 4.3 million, this week’s broadcast drew a 1.1 in adults 18-49 and a total audience of 3.5 million.

“OUAT,” similarly, has been renewed for next season.

ABC opened its night with 7PM veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.1, 5.4 million this week vs. 1.1, 5.8 million last week). Recently launched drama “The Family” aired between “Once” and “Quantico” at 9PM; it slipped to lows of 0.7 and 2.6 million. Last week’s episode scored a 0.8 with 3.5 million.

— ABC’s lineup was positioned against NCAA men’s basketball coverage. While the early stages of the March Madness tournament do not post monstrous ratings, the games still represent notable competition.

Written by Brian Cantor

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