The Thursday TV ratings for March 12th are in; here are some of the highlights (or lowlights, in this case):
- Daylight Savings continues to drag TV down this week, with viewership down 7 percent overall. Even The Big Bang Theory on CBS at 8 p.m. was down four tenths to a 4.4 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, with 16.08 million viewers. But, it still won the night for CBS in ratings and in viewers.
- Shondaland series faltered, too. ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, also at 8 p.m., was down to a series low 2.1 and 7.38 million viewers. At 9 p.m., Scandal scored a season low 2.6 rating and 8.28 million viewers.
- At 10 p.m., the second week of the ambitious (but difficult) American Crime on ABC dropped sixth tenths from its premiere, down to a scrawny 1.4 and 5.81 million viewers.
- NBC’s decision to move the struggling Slap to 10 p.m. did it no favors, as the miniseries slumped another two tenths to a 0.6 rating and 2.9 million viewers, less than a Dateline special (0.8, 4.5 million) which replaced it at 8 p.m. and was designed to act as a boost.
- Speaking of NBC and struggles, The Blacklist earned yet another series low at 9 p.m., to 1.7 and 7.3 million viewers.
- On the CW, The Vampire Diaries and Reign were fairly steady, with TVD notching a 0.6 rating and 1.33 million viewers at 8 p.m., and Reign continuing to post a 0.4 and 1.04 million viewers.