Ratings: Scandal Surges to Series High and Beats Idol; Community Ticks Up With Finale

Community - Season 4In what can best be called a “Hail Mary,” NBC’s yet-to-be-renewed Community delivered a ratings uptick with its Thursday night finale, rising one single tenth to a 1.3, while rising to 3.1 million total viewers.

Ausiello in turn has changed the Greendale Gang’s status on TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard.

Elsewhere on NBC, the penultimate episode of The Office ever surged 26 and 28 percent to 4.4 mil and a 2.3, its best rating since Nov. 7, while Hannibal was flat with 2.7 mil/1.1.

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ABC’s Scandal (8.9 mil/3.2) rose 23 percent week-to-week to hit an all-time high demo rating, building on its Grey’s Anatomy lead-in (8.6 mil/2.9, down a tenth) and besting a Thursday American Idol for the first time ever.

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Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory (15.7 mil/4.6) dipped 6 percent, Two and a Half Men‘s season ender (12.6 mil/3.4) rose two tenths, Person of Interest‘s sophomore closer (13 mil/2.4) was steady and Elementary (9.2 mil/1.8) dipped two tenths to a series low.

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Fox’s American Idol (2.8) and Glee (2.1) each inched up two tenths.

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The CW’s Vampire Diaries (2.2 mil/0.9) ticked down a tenth, while Beauty and the Beast (1.3 mil/0.5) was flat.

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