Fox’s live-ish Sunday broadcast of The Passion drew 6.6 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating, down 46 and 63 percent from what the network’s Grease: Live delivered in January (albeit when there was no Walking Dead in the mix).
In fact, the Tyler Perry-hosted musical event placed even below NBC’s Peter Pan Live, which in December 2014 delivered 9.2 mil and a 2.4, on a Thursday. TVLine readers gave The Passion an overall grade of “B+.”
Elsewhere in the ratings….
NBC | Little Big Shots dominated the Big 4 with 13.2 million viewers and a 2.6 rating, dipping 12 percent and two tenths week-to-week. The Carmichael Show (5.4 mil/1.4) was steady in the demo, while Crowded (3.9 mil/1.0) dropped sharply from its post-Voice sneak preview (6.5 mil/1.7). Game Night (2.7 mil/0.7) dipped a tenth.
ABC | Once Upon a Time (3.54 mil/1.1) slipped 19 and 15 percent to new series lows. The Family (2.6 mil/0.7) was down 26 and 12 percent, while Quantico (3.5 mil/1.0) dipped 12 and 9 percent, with both shows hitting series lows.
CBS | Pending adjustment due to NCAA basketball overrun, Madam Secretary (9.2 mil/1.2) and The Good Wife (7.8 mil/1.1) are both currently up a tenth in the demo. Elementary christened its new Sunday home with 5.6 mil and a 0.8, steady in audience but down two tenths in the demo vs. its final Thursday telecast, matching CSI: Cyber‘s most recent comparable outing.