Ratings: Scandal Finale Draws Record Crowd

Scandal RatingsTalk about going out with a bang.

Scandal closed out its third season Thursday with its most-watched finale yet — 10.5 million viewers. [Update: Per final data, the episode ticked up to a series-best 10.6 million viewers.] In the 18-49 demo, the episode drew a 3.4 demo rating, another finale high and the show’s second-best young adult number to date.

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Per ABC, Scandal finished Season 3 up 39 percent in viewers and 43 percent in adults 18-49 to post its highest-rated season so far. 

Over on NBC, Community wrapped its fifth (and final?) season with a 1.0 demo rating, up 10 percent week-over-week, while Parenthood ended Season 5 with a 1.3 — an 18 percent jump from last week.

Other Thursday highlights: The Crazy Ones concluded its first (and final?) season with a series-low 1.5; Grey’s Anatomy notched a 2.5 (down 4 percent); and Vampire Diaries drew a 0.7 (down 13 percent) while Reign (0.4) was flat.