Ratings: Grey's, Scandal Return Up; Parenthood Finale and Mom Hit Highs

Scandal Season 4 Ratings

On the first night of February sweeps, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy returned to 8.6 million total viewers and a best-since-premiere 2.7 demo rating, up 4 and 13 percent from its midseason finale.

Scandal (10.4 mil/3.6) returned up 3 and 16 percent, drawing best-since-premiere numbers and matching its second-best demo rating ever. TVLine readers gave the ep an average grade of “B.”

How to Get Away With Murder (9.1 mil/3.0), however, dipped 7 percent and a tenth from its last episode.

Elsewhere….

NBC | Parenthood said goodbye to 5.5 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating, surging 25 and 33 percent week-to-week to draw all-time Thursday highs. Versus its previous finale, P’hood was up 37 and 31 percent, delivering its best numbers since Dec. 2012 and Jan. 2013, respectively. The Biggest Loser finale (5.3 mil/1.4) rose 19 percent and two tenths.

FOX | Facing #TGIT, American Idol (9.2 mil/2.2) fell 14 and 21 percent week-to-week, while Backstrom (5.3 mil/1.4) dropped 34 and 26 percent from its debut.

CBS | Leading out of a fresh Big Bang (17 mil/4.4, down two tenths), Mom drew its second largest audience ever (11.8 mil) and hit a series high in the demo (2.8). Two and a Half Men (9.7 mil/2.3) and McCarthys (7.1 mil/1.6) each ticked up a tenth, while Elementary (7.6 mil/1.3)slipped 8 percent and two tenths.

THE CW | Opposite #TGIT, Vampire Diaries (1.5 mil/0.7) ticked down a tenth to tie its series low; Reign (1 mil/0.4) shed some viewers while steady in the demo.

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