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ABC’s “Scandal” Ratings Fall in the Overnights

Update: Unable to match last week’s impressive performance, Thursday’s “Scandal” slipped to a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating with 8.4 million viewers. It ranks as one of the series’ weakest performances this season.

Earlier in the night, ABC’s “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” posted a 0.8 rating with 3.1 million viewers. “Grey’s Anatomy” posted a 2.6 with 8.2 million.

Thursday’s edition of “Scandal” unquestionably dominated its 10PM timeslot in all key demographics.

If the overnight number is any indication, however, its level of dominance will be far weaker than it was last week.

According to TVMI, “We Do Not Touch the First Ladies,” Thursday’s episode, slipped to a 6.1 overnight household rating. Last week’s episode posted a 6.9.

Final Nielsen data revealed that it posted a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating, which marked the highest demo number since the October season premiere.

Earlier Thursday, “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” barely registered with a 2.2 overnight number. “Grey’s Anatomy” followed with a 6.2, which was down eight-tenths from the prior week’s 7.0.

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