Ratings: ABC Waltzes to an Easy Easter Sunday Win With Disney Night on ‘American Idol’

  • The Wrap
ABC wished upon a star on Easter Sunday and got the Nielsen ratings it desired, thanks to its special Disney Night edition of “American Idol.”

The singing competition was the highest-rated program among adults 18-49 for the evening and handed its home network first place in that key demo for the spring holiday’s sluggish primetime. However, CBS took the total-viewers win, thanks to its “Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration” special and “60 Minutes.”

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.0 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following a repeat of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” from 8-10 p.m., the Disney-fied “American Idol” scored a 1.2/5 and 6.4 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 10 received a 0.8/4 and 3.9 million viewers.

CBS and NBC tied for second in ratings, each with a 0.6/3. CBS was first in viewers with 6.7 million.
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