TV Ratings: NBC Comedies Dip Without 'Little Big Shots,' Warriors Pop on ABC

ABC wins the night in the key demo.
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ABC managed a narrow win on Sunday night, thanks in part to a strong lead-in from the NBA Playoffs.

The Warriors-Rockets game delivered a 5.3 overnight rating for the network, matching the best score for a first-round playoff in 12 years. The game helped drive America's Funniest Home Videos up to a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49.

As for the dramas, Once Upon a Time (1.2 adults), The Family (0.8 adults) and Quantico (1.0 adults) all held steady.

ABC was helped by the fact that the night's typical victor, Little Big Shots, aired a repeat. That softer lead-in meant that Carmichael Show and Crowded both dipped to a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 on NBC.

The CBS block was dead even, with 60 Minutes, Madam Secretary and The Good Wife all fetching a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. Elementary pulled up the rear with a 0.7 demo rating.
Border Town only managed a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 on Fox. The Simpsons (1.2 adults), Bob's Burgers (1.1 adults) and The Last Man on Earth (0.9 adults) also aired original episodes, in line with recent performances.