Ratings: “How To Get Away With Murder” Sets New Low, “Scandal” Premieres

“Scandal” was up from the last season finale but down from last year’s premiere.

HTGAWM | ABC/Mitch Haaseth

At the time, last week’s “How To Get Away With Murder” premiere represented the lowest-rated episode on record.

This week’s episode delivered an even weaker number in adults 18-49.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Thursday’s “HTGAWM” drew a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 3.90 million overall viewers.

Barring upward adjustments in the final report, the numbers will represent new lows. Last week’s series-low-setting episode drew a 1.0 in the demo and 3.96 million in viewership.

— ABC’s Thursday lineup also included “Grey’s Anatomy” and the final season premiere of “Scandal.”

“Grey’s” drew a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating and 7.90 million in overall viewership. The numbers trail those of last week’s premiere (2.3, 8.07 million) but still position “Grey’s” as the night’s top non-sports program (it tied “Will & Grace” in the demo but won outright in viewership).

“Scandal” drew a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating and 5.55 million viewers. The numbers top those of last season’s finale (1.2, 5.23 million) but trail those of last season’s premiere (2.0, 7.62 million).

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