TV Ratings: 'American Crime' Falls in Second Week, 'The Slap' Lands Weakly at 10 p.m.

There are drops across the board as viewers' Daylight Savings hangover lingers.
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'The Odd Couple'

It hasn't been the best week for broadcast TV. Four days after Daylight Savings went into effect, primetime TV usage among adults 18-49 was still off nearly 10 percent on Thursday night — leaving most shows down compared to last week.

Falling the most was American Crime. The freshman shed six-tenths of a point in its second episode, falling to a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49. Admittedly, its lead-ins were also down: Grey's Anatomy (2.1 adults) off three-tenths to a series low and Scandal (2.6 adults) down four-tenths to its smallest same-day showing of the season.

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The Big Bang Theory (4.4 adults) and The Odd Couple (2.6 adults) both dropped by four-tenths of a point from last week ahead of a steady Mom (2.3 adults), which is settling well into its new time slot. Elementary (1.5 adults) was the night's lone grower, improving two-tenths of a point at 10 p.m.

American Idol (1.7 adults) dropped half a point on Fox.

A move to 10 p.m. did nothing for The Slap. The series dropped two-tenths of a point from last week and pulled just a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49. That was after a steady The Blacklist (1.7 adults) hovered at a series low and the new Dateline tie-in pulled a 0.8 in the key demo.

Both The Vampire Diaries (0.6 adults) and Reign (0.4 adults) were steady on The CW.

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