Prelim Ratings: “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy” Dip, “How To Get Away With Murder” Rises

The early ratings show week-to-week drops for “Scandal” and “Grey’s” but an uptick for “HTGAWM.”

Scandal | ABC/Mitch Haaseth

Preliminary ratings data reveals week-to-week losses for ABC’s “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

10PM drama “How To Get Away With Murder,” on the other hand, enjoyed a gain in adults 18-49.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Thursday’s “Scandal” drew a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating and 5.05 million overall viewers.

Last week’s episode drew a 1.4 in the demo and 5.52 million in viewership.

Lead-in “Grey’s Anatomy” posted a 2.0 rating and 7.95 million in viewership. The previous week’s episode scored a 2.1 rating and averaged 8.06 million viewers.

Despite the slight decline, “Grey’s” outright ranked as Thursday’s top non-sports program in adults 18-49 and overall viewership.

“How To Get Away With Murder” closed ABC’s Thursday with a 1.0 demo rating and 3.86 million in overall viewership. Last week’s broadcast drew a lesser 0.9 demo rating but a slightly stronger 3.88 million viewership figure.

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