Ratings: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “HTGAWM” Rise For Midseason Premieres

ABC’s three “TGIT” dramas posted their best numbers since early in the season.

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ABC’s “TGIT” lineup of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How To Get Away With Murder” returned to the air this week.

Each show posted episode-to-episode gains in adults 18-49 and overall viewership.

— According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, the midseason premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy” drew a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 8.18 million overall viewers.

The November fall finale scored a 1.8 in the demo and 7.5 million in viewership.

The “Grey’s” viewership number actually represents a season high. The adults 18-49 rating is the best since the season premiere.

— “Scandal” kicked off its final half-season with a 1.3 rating and 5.17 million viewers. The numbers top the 1.1 rating and 4.97 million viewer mark drawn by the fall finale.

They, moreover, rank as the show’s best numbers since the season premiere.

— “How To Get Away With Murder” closed the evening with a 1.0 and 3.77 million viewers, topping the 0.9 and 3.72 million figures posted by the fall finale.

This week’s “HTGAWM” was the highest-rated and most-watched installment since the season’s third episode on October 12, 2017.

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