8:41am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: ACM Awards Leads Broadcast Against 'Walking Dead' Finale
With The Walking Dead wrapping its sixth season on Sunday night, the AMC series is basically guaranteed a ratings win. Details on just how well the series performed won't arrive until Tuesday, but the broadcast race has the ACM Awards on CBS leading the Big Four.
Between 8 and 9 p.m., the ACM Awards averaged a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 11.2 million viewers. That was enough to lead the night by both measures, though down from 2015's highs.
NBC's Little Big Shots did not rebound from its Easter dip, averaging a steady 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 and narrowly nabbing the No. 2 spot behind the ACMs in total viewers. NBC also had even episodes of The Carmichael Show (1.0 adults) and Crowded (0.8 adults).
On Fox, Bordertown brought a low 0.4 rating among adults 18-49, as did Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life. The Simpsons shed 25 percent to a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, while Bob's Burgers was steady with back-to-back episodes (1.0 and 0.9 adults 18-49) before The Last Man On Earth (0.9 adults).
ABC had steady episodes of Once Upon a Time (1.1 adults) and The Family (0.7 adults) and a boosted Quantico (1.0 adults).