Ratings Update: “Scandal,” “HTGAWM,” “Grey’s Anatomy” Hold Steady This Week

Scandal [ABC]

Update: The morning ratings report suggested that Thursday’s “Scandal” enjoyed a slight gain while “Grey’s Anatomy” endured a slight loss in the adults 18-49 demographic.

The final ratings report reveals otherwise.

It turns out that “Scandal” and “Grey’s,” like fellow “TGIT” series “How To Get Away With Murder,” held steady in the demo. They suffered losses in average viewership.

Final data posted by Showbuzz lists “Scandal” at a 1.6 in adults 18-49 and 6.60 million in viewership (versus 1.6, 6.22 million last week), “Grey’s” at a 2.1 in adults 18-49 and 7.68 million in viewership (versus a 2.1 and 8.46 million last week) and “HTGAWM” at a 1.3 in adults 18-49 and 4.66 million in viewership (versus a 1.3 and 4.92 million last week).

When it comes to performance in the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC’s three Thursday night programs each fared differently in comparison to last week’s broadcasts.

9PM drama “Scandal” topped last week’s broadcast in the adults 18-49 demographic. 10PM entry “How To Get Away With Murder” held steady, while 8PM veteran “Grey’s Anatomy” dipped.

All three shows, meanwhile, suffered losses in average viewership.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, “Scandal” drew a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 6.07 million total viewers. Last week’s episode posted a 1.6 rating and reached 6.22 million.

“HTGAWM” drew a 1.3 rating and 4.63 million this week; last week’s show garnered a 1.3 and 4.92 million.

ABC’s Thursday night opener (and leader) posted a 2.0 in the demo and 7.63 million in viewership this week. The previous broadcast garnered a 2.1 and 8.46 million.

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