Ratings: ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘The Family,’ ‘Quantico’ finales rise

Once -We’re getting near the end of the 2015-16 season, and with that, the lineups are starting to get a little bit lighter and we therefore have a little less to write about here. Yet, we’re not completely barren either when it comes to shows to discuss in the ratings article. Given that ABC is the network who really went all-out with their lineup last night, it only makes sense to start with them.

The good news – The finale for “Once Upon a Time” averaged a 1.2 in the 18-49 demographic, which is a nice increase even if it is down from the end of season 4. The big surprise to us is that the first hour actually posted a 1.3, as opposed to the second getting a 1.1. You don’t see that very often, and it makes us wonder if the show should consider an earlier move permanently to take advantage of family viewers. (Sure, it is bumping “America’s Funniest Home Videos” if that happens.)

Also, the finale for “The Family” improved to a 0.8 (which is nice, but the show’s already been canceled), and “Quantico” also improved to a 1.0. Over on NBC, “The Carmichael Show” improved to a 0.8 fresh off of the news that it has been renewed for a third season (a sign that sometimes, positive reviews really do matter). “The Simpsons” was able to ride its “Homer Live” twist to a 1.2, which still isn’t a huge increase but we suppose they’ll take it.

The bad news – After a long hiatus, “Undercover Boss” returned to CBS with a 0.9 rating that most everyone will forget about quickly, even if it’s really not that different from what “Madam Secretary” and “The Good Wife” were drawing.

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