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

CBS claims No. 1 in total viewers with “Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration” special and “60 Minutes”

Last Updated: April 22, 2019 @ 9:20 AM

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. NBC was third in viewers with 2.6 million.

For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 got a 0.7/4 and 8.3 million viewers. The “Motown 60” special at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 6.9 million viewers. At 10, the season finale of “Madam Secretary” closed primetime with a 0.4/2 and 4.8 million viewers.

For NBC, following an “Ellen’s Game of Games” encore, “World of Dance” at 8 p.m. posted a 0.7/3 and 2.9 million viewers. At 10, “Good Girls” managed a 0.5/2 and 2.2 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.1 million, filling its primetime block with reruns.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and fourth in viewers with 1.3 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.2 million viewers.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 733,000. Following local programming, “Supergirl” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 949,000 viewers. At 9, “Charmed” settled for a 0.2/1 and 669,000.

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