It was another one of those nights when Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders went at it on cable news and the Big 4 saw some endings and beginnings – plus a lot of, let’s call it, leisure wear. We’ll get to the endings and beginnings in a second, but the leisure war AKA bikinis as well as Demi Lovato and a Jonas brother were on the second annual Victoria’s Secret Swim Special (0.7/3) on CBS.

Maybe the glimpse towards summer wasn’t the best use of the 9 PM slot for the House of Moonves. Moving from its 10 PM perch of February 26, 2015, a Thursday, this year’s Swim Special shed 30% of its adults 18-49 rating from last year. It also lost over a million total viewers, going from 4.07 million last year to 3.05 last night.

In fact, with the Democrats debating on Univision and CNN and a 2-hour The Voice (2.0/7) best of auditions clip special, all of CBS’ night slipped. Survivor (2.1/8) dipped a tenth from last week’s Season 32 high while CSI: Cyber (1.0/4) dropped 17% in the demo from its March 2 show. Overall, Survivor was the top rated show of the night while The Voice special was the most watched with 9.74 million viewers.

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The Carmichael ShowNBC won the night among both the demo and total viewers with a 1.7/5 rating and an audience of 7.25 million. Usually a Voice lead-in is NBC’s gift to new or returning shows, especially previews but last night the 10 PM Season 2 preview of The Carmichael Show (1.1/4) found itself even with its 9 PM August 26 Season 1 premiere of last year The topical sitcom declined 14% in overall viewership to 4.15 million last night from its Season 1 debut. Compared to more recent NBC comedy previews, like November 30’s Superstore (2.0/6) and December 7’s Telenovela (1.4/4), both of which had new Voice lead-ins, Carmichael was down 45% from the former and 21% from the latter. A repeat (0.7/2) of a Carmichael from last year ended the evening for NBC.

The only original of ABC’s night was the Season 2 finale of American Crime (0.9/3). A complex cliffhanger to strong John Ridley created series, the 10 PM American Crime was up 13% in the demo from last week to hit a 7-week high among the 18-49s. The CW was all repeats too on Wednesday. Fox’s Rosewood (0.9/3) was even with its winter return last week but Hell’s Kitchen (1.2/4) was cookin’ with a 20% rise.