Once Upon a Time must have been under a ratings-zapping curse Sunday night. ABC’s fantasy hit fell to 5.6 million viewers and a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, a series-low number for the show.
The hour saw Once Upon finish its Frozen storyline and kick off its spring arc with Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten), Ursula (Merrin Dungey) and Cruella de Vil (Victoria Smurfit).
ABC points out that Once Upon, on average this season, is still up 13 percent from the same point last year. Once Upon will return to ABC in March. The show led led into Barbara Walters: 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014 (7.7 million, 2.2) special, down 36 percent from last year.