Fast National ratings for Thursday, February 26, 2015.
The two-hour season finale of "How To Get Away With Murder" did big numbers for ABC on Thursday, helping the network easily win the night among young viewers. But even though "Murder" more-than-doubled the "Victoria's Secret Swim Special," a new "Big Bang Theory" still allowed CBS win Thursday overall.
While CBS discovered the limits of the Victoria's Secret brand -- the star-studded annual Fashion Show special is a reliable annual smash -- the network saw respectable second week retention for "The Odd Couple" and an OK time period premiere for "Mom," which held onto all of its "Big Bang Theory" repeat lead-in.
Over on NBC, the news was mixed, with "The Blacklist" getting a tiny bump in its first airing without "Scandal" competition, but both "The Slap" and "Allegiance" remained untenably low.
FOX's "American Idol" added a few viewers overall and was flat in the key demo and "Backstrom" did the same.
On to the numbers...