The season finale of ABC’s Secrets and Lies on Sunday night drew 6.4 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating, up 10 percent in audience to a series high while matching last week’s season’s best demo number.
Is the midseason drama eligible for renewal? As an EP shared in January at TCA, “The mystery of Ben Crawford and who killed Tom will be resolved at the end of this season. And… in subsequent seasons we’ll have a different mystery. The only ongoing mystery is Detective Cornell (played by Juliette Lewis), as we sort of unpeel the layers of who she is.” (Along those lines, Ryan Phillippe confirmed on Twitter that he definitely won’t be involved in any possible Season 2.)
TVLine readers gave the killer reveal an average grade of “B+.”
Opening ABC’s night, Once Upon a Time (5.2 mil/1.7) was flat. At 10 pm, the penultimate Revenge (4.4 mil/1.2) rose two tenths.
CBS | Madam Secretary (9.7 mil/1.0) dipped in audience while holding onto last week’s series low demo. The Good Wife (8.3 mil/0.9) dipped a tenth to a new demo low, while Battle Creek (6.2 mil/0.7) was steady.
NBC | A.D. (5.5 mil/1.1) and American Odyssey (3.2 mil/0.5) were flat in the demo.
FOX | Bob’s Burgers (2.2 mil/1.0) ticked up, The Simpsons (3.1 mil/1.3) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2.7 mil/1.2) slipped two and three tenths, and Family Guy (3.7 mil/1.6) and the Last Man on Earth finale (3.5 mil/1.4) were flat.