Ratings: Victoria’s Secret Swimsuit Special Sheds 25 Percent of Last Year’s Viewers

ABC’s “American Crime” finale manages 16 percent overall audience growth

CBS’s “Victoria’s Secret Swim Special” lost 25 percent of its total viewers from last year, 30 percent from the key 18-49 demographic.

ABC’s “American Crime” season finale rose 16 percent in overall audience, hitting a five-week high, but not doing much damage overall. NBC won the night in both the main demo and among total viewers, airing a “Voice” recap and the returning “Carmichael Show.”

The broadcast networks faced cable competition again last night from the latest Democratic debate.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. A “Voice” recap at 8 p.m. posted a 2.0/7 and 9.1 million viewers. At 10, a “Carmichael Show” episode had a 1.1/4 and 4.2 million viewers. A second episode at 10:30 got a 0.7/3 and 2.8 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.3/4 and in viewers with 6.1 million. At 8, “Survivor: Kaoh Rong” received a 2.1/7 and 9.2 million viewers. The Victoria’s Secret special at 9 managed a 0.7/2 and 3.1 million viewers. At 10, “CSI: Cyber” put up at 1.0/4 and 6 million viewers.

ABC and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 1.1/4. ABC was third in total viewers with 4.2 million, Fox was fourth with 3.7 million viewers.

For ABC, following reruns, “American Crime” at 10 concluded with a 0.9/3 and 3.7 million viewers.

For Fox, “Rosewood” at 8 had a 0.9/3 and 3.8 million viewers. “Hell’s Kitchen” at 9 got a 1.2/4 and 3.7 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.8 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million, airing just repeats.