Based on preliminary ratings, this week’s “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” set new season highs in overall viewership.
They tied season highs in adults 18-49.
According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Thursday’s “Scandal” drew a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 5.60 million overall viewers.
The numbers top the 1.3 rating and 5.19 million viewer mark posted by last week’s episode.
The adults 18-49 rating, moreover, ties that of the October 5 premiere to rank as a season high. The viewership mark represents a new season high.
Kerry Washington, who stars as Olivia Pope, directed this week’s “Scandal.”
— ABC led into “Scandal” with “Grey’s Anatomy,” which drew a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating and 8.85 million in viewership.
Last week’s episode posted the same 2.3 in the demo but a lesser viewership mark of 8.62 million.
This week’s viewership sum, as noted, is a new season high. The demo rating ties the high mark set by several episodes this season.
— ABC’s “TGIT” lineup closed with “How To Get Away With Murder” (1.0 rating, 3.66 million viewers this week vs. 1.0, 3.54 million last week).