TV Ratings: Audiences Drift Out on Easter Sunday

'Little Big Shots' and 'Carmichael' both lose steam at the end of the holiday weekend.

Easter Sunday meant ratings drops for most of broadcast television. The night, which also faced competition from AMC's The Walking Dead, saw double-digit declines for many series.

Little Big Shots was still the easy winner for the night, but the NBC series suffered its first significant drop in the key demo: seven-tenths of a ratings point. The series averaged a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49, before The Carmichael Show (1.0 adults) and Crowded (0.8 adults) also slipped. Hollywood Game Night held steady with a 0.7 rating in the key demo.

After CBS stalwart 60 Minutes slipped from last week's NCAA boost, grabbing a 0.8 rating with adults 18-49, Madam Secretary (1.0 adults), The Good Wife (0.9 adults) and Elementary (0.8 adults) were all mostly steady with the previous week. 

On ABC, with a steady Once Upon a Time (1.0 adults) as a lead-in, both The Family (0.6 adults) and Quantico (0.9 adults) also mostly held. Fox repeated Grease Live! to the tune of a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49.