Ratings: ABC’s “Scandal” Rises, “Grey’s Anatomy” Reaches New Season High In Viewers

Thursday’s “Scandal” posted gains in adults 18-49 and total viewership. “Grey’s” hit a new season high in viewers.

Scandal | Eric McCandless/ABC

This week’s edition of “Scandal” slightly outperformed last week’s midseason premiere in adults 18-49 and overall viewership.

Fellow “TGIT” series “Grey’s Anatomy” held steady in the demo, yet rose to a new high in overall viewership.

“How To Get Away With Murder,” the third piece of ABC’s “TGIT” lineup, was flat in adults 18-49 and down in viewers.

According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Thursday’s “Scandal” drew a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 5.19 million overall viewers. Last week’s episode drew a 1.2 in the demo and 5.17 million in overall viewership.

“Scandal” led out of “Grey’s,” which drew a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating and 8.62 million overall viewers. Last week’s midseason premiere delivered the same 2.3 demo rating but a lesser 8.27 million viewer mark.

This week’s “Grey’s” viewership mark, as noted, represents a new season high.

10PM drama “How To Get Away With Murder” closed ABC’s primetime slate with a 1.0 rating and 3.54 million viewers. Last week’s “HTGAWM” scored a 1.0 in the demo and 3.80 million in viewers.


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