First and foremost, NBC is completely falling apart on Sunday night again and this has been going on for March and April. For some reason, they cannot figure out what to do with this spot when the NFL and awards season are over. “A.D. The Bible Continues” was in theory a smart idea, given that “The Bible” did so well and it is slated around Easter. The problem here is that once you get past the Resurrection, public fascination tends to wane. The decline all the way to a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic last night is some serious proof of that. Meanwhile, “American Odyssey” (0.6) probably never should have been ordered in the first place. It’s a strong idea that could’ve done very well for a cable series, but was instead forced into a broadcast spot where it hasn’t been flourishing. Expectations for it are far too high here beyond its ceiling.
What is bizarre is that compared to NBC completely tanking, ABC is suddenly starting to look better. “Revenge” (1.0) rose slightly for its first of the final four episodes (likely for the entire series). Meanwhile, “Secrets & Lies” (1.4) also improved its performance slightly. We thought at one point that this show was dead to rights, but there may be a slight chance that it manages to survive, even in spite of having the deck stacked against it.
The Academy of Country Music Awards was the top broadcast program of the night ( which probably surprises no one) with a 3.6. However, it is very well possible that “Game of Thrones” may actually top that when the cable ratings are released a little later in the day.
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