Ratings: Scandal Falls Shy of New High, Glee Dips, Vampire Diaries and Beast Tick Up

Ratings: Scandal Hits Series HighsThe NFL-adjusted finals are in, and ABC’s Scandal this Thursday night wound up drawing 7.14 million total viewers while scoring a 2.4 demo rating, dipping four percent and a tenth from last week’s series high.

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On CBS, per finals: The Big Bang Theory (16.8 mil/5.4) and Elementary (10.6 mil/2.3) rose two tenths in the demo, Two and a Half Men (13.6 mil/4.1) ticked up one tenth and Person of Interest (14.3 mil/2.9) was flat.

Elsewhere on the night:

* Per finals, Last Resort‘s fall finale (there are three episodes left to air) opened ABC’s night with 5.5 mil and a 1.0, down two tenths. Grey’s Anatomy (8.8 mil/2.9) ticked down a tenth in the demo.

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* The final two single-camera, pre-extended hiatus episodes of NBC’s Up All Night averaged 2.75 mil/1.0, down two tenths week-to-week. (And the first half-hour hit a series-low 0.9.) Howie Mandel’s Take It All (3.9 mil/1.2) rose some from its Wednesday outing.

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* Fox’s The X Factor (7.7 mil/2.4) dipped a tenth week-to-week, while Glee (5.3 mil/2.0) slipped two tenths.

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* The CW’s Vampire Diaries (2.74 mil/1.3) rose 13 and 9 percent, while Beauty and the Beast (1.6 mil/0.6) enjoyed gains of 14 and 20 percent.

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What were you tuned into this Thursday?

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23 Comments
  1. Bee says:

    didn’t scandal get a 2.5 last week? anyway, ABC was pre-empted for football in philly last night. so these numbers could very likely adjust downward. but even then, they’ll still be above the 1.9-2.0 demo norm for the show so HOORAY! other networks could learn from ABC on how you nurture a show.

    • Alex says:

      “other networks could learn from ABC on how you nurture a show.”

      LOL! Yet plenty of people will still whine about Last Resort, GCB, 666 Park Avenue, Missing, and scads of other shows that lasted less than one season.

      Networks owe viewers nothing anyway.

  2. Yea, the final ratings for last week’s Scandal was a 2.5.,

  3. KCC says:

    Yay Scandal!! The stars have really been using social media to promote the show.

  4. KSM says:

    That is awesome for Scandal. The two hours I watch Grey’s and Scandal each week are the best!

  5. Star says:

    LOVE SCANDAL!!!!!!

  6. Renee says:

    So happy Beauty & the Beast improved! It was a really good episode.

  7. sarah says:

    Yeah for TVD, Poi and Greys!

  8. Sharie says:

    Yay for bAtb!! It was a fabulous episode!!

  9. Goku says:

    I think Glee will have higher ratings when it’ll come back after American Idol :).

  10. Jared says:

    So happy Scandal and Beauty and the Beast were up this week. 2 of my favorite Thursday night dramas!

  11. ollie says:

    glad poi and tvd went up. that was the best ep of tvd this season. poi had one awesome mid season finale.

  12. Ella says:

    TVD was awesome last night! I gave up on Grey’s after last season but am hooked on CW’s Thursday night line up.

  13. Leah says:

    Arghh, POI. I marathoned it in less than a week. Having to real-time it is killing me!

  14. mia says:

    Great news for Beauty and the Beast!!! Let’s hope the numbers keep rising

    • Alex says:

      Getting a .6 out of a 1.3 lead-in is by no stretch of the imagination “great news.” It stinks! Keep things realistic here.

      • Renee says:

        Keep things realistic? Sure…it’s higher than last week so yes that’s good news. Bad is it went down again. Is it pulling Arrow’s numbers…no. But week to week there was an improvement. That IS realistic. Happy now? Or ever?

  15. Emma says:

    Scandal is one of the best shows on TV, if you aren’t watching it, you really are missing out. Also goes to show how the power of social media works, the stars have been promoting like crazy, the writing is second to none and the storylines only continue to get, for lack of a better phrase, more scandalous! I’ve been recommending this show to anyone who’ll listen, so great to see their ratings doing well.

  16. taami says:

    Scandal dipped in number because the fourth largest market in the US — Philadelphia –PRE-EMPTED IT for a crappy, *losing* Eagles game.

  17. taami says:

    Scandal dipped in ratings because the fourth largest market in the US — Philadelphia –PRE-EMPTED IT for a crappy, stinking, *losing* Eagles game.

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