Fast National ratings for Thursday, March 12, 2015.
It was a bad day for America, as "American Crime" and "American Idol" both slipped and allowed CBS to cruise to primetime victories in most measures on Thursday.
The double-dose of "American Idol" at least lifted FOX to second place overall for the night, while the "American Crime" dip completed ABC's slip from regular key demo victories to second on the night. ["Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" were both down as well, so "American Crime" shouldn't get all of the blame here.]
Meanwhile, NBC's newly juggled schedule got no benefits as a "Dateline" special couldn't boost "Blacklist" and "The Slap" proved even less effective in the 10 p.m. hour than the now-departed "Allegiance."
On to the numbers...