Scandal Finale Ratings

Ratings: Scandal Ends Season on Low Note, Supernatural Hits 6-Week High

Scandal wrapped its penultimate season on Thursday night with an average of 5.2 million total viewers and a 1.2 rating (per finals) across its two-hour finale, adding a few eyeballs week-to-week but slipping two tenths to match its all-time demo low.

TVLine readers gave the eventful closer an average grade of “B.”

Opening ABC’s night, Grey’s Anatomy (7.9 mil/2.0, reader grade “B”) ticked up with its own finale to 8- and 6-week highs.

Over on NBC, Wednesday-bound The Blacklist did 4.9 mil/0.9 and another 4.9 mil/0.9, up a tenth in both cases and with its finale drawing its best audience since Feb. 23. Readers gave the finale an “A-.”

The CW’s Supernatural averaged 1.7 mil/0.6 across its two hours, up a tenth to a 6-week high. Average reader grade: “B+.”

Fox’s MasterChef Junior did 3.4 mil/0.9 and 3.7 mil/1.0, steady week-to-week…. CBS’ double pump of The Amazing Race did 4.4 mil/0.9 (steady week-to-week) and then 3.9 mil/0.8.

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13 Comments
  1. Kevin Tran says:

    How good or bad Blacklist would be on Wednesday nights this upcoming Fall?

  2. AJ says:

    Scandal continuing poor ratings is not shocking. Fans do not trust Shonda Rhimes, so they have stopped watching live.
    Paley showed the finale to fans and word leaked out that the finale revamped the much hated B613 by making Olivia Command. It is insane why Shonda Rhimes would return to such a hated storyline. Olivia Pope is evil and it is sad day when the monster killer Rowan is afraid of his own daughter. I can only hope somebody with a heart like Fitz, Abby, Huck, and Quinn will save Olivia.

    • Cooper says:

      AJ, the fans gave SR chance after chance after chance to redeem Scandal by SIMPLY returning to the original storyline that made it a phenomenon in the first place. She went too far with that B613 BS, making Mellie President (hell she didn’t do ANYTHING as FLOTUS, give me a break) & making that useless/no starter/non-acting Scott Foolery a regular. Scandal has been doomed every since.

  3. ella jasper says:

    Unfortunately for the rest of the outstanding cast, they had to survive a late start and in my opinion, lackluster story lines. Not sure I’m going to watch next season. So tired of Olivia and Cyrus. Love Jake and Mellie and David and Quinn and Huck and Charlie.

  4. Ninamags says:

    Yay, Supernatura!!

    I’m sure a lot of people tuned in just to see the useless angel die for good.

    • chadcronin says:

      Wow. You are a mean person. And completely and utterly wrong. He has lots if great uses and will be back

    • lilyharper says:

      When the show gets canceled next season because ratings tank (remember s7?) at least you can feel good about taking glee in seeing a character beloved by so many pointlessly killed off.

  5. kmw says:

    Good for Grey’s and Supernatural. Those shows wont ever stop. I am a little surprised that Scandal didn’t do a little better but it is still ok. And good for Blacklist as well

  6. Iakovos says:

    Do these double pumps really work? When there is less and less original product per series, why waste with a two-fer?

  7. Bigdede says:

    Scandal deserves these ratings. Olivia is in charge of B613? Seriously? Her and Fitz stupid Bodyguard kiss after their horrid relationship last season. She aborted their child. She had to drink hooch just to be with him. Shonda ruined this show

  8. tvloverSA says:

    Wow big ups for both supernatural and blacklist they were the best tv out there, scandal how ever was a total snooze fest after actually starting to be good again.