Ratings: Scandal, Blacklist Down Sharply From Previous Finales

Scandal Season 4 Finale Recap

ABC’s Scandal wrapped Season 4 on Thursday night with 8.1 million viewers and a 2.3 demo rating, ticking up 10 percent and a tenth week-to-week, but down 24 and 32 percent from last year’s finale (which closed the night at 10 pm).

Opening ABC’s night, Grey’s Anatomy (8.3 mil/2.2) inched up 8 percent and a tenth vs. last week and was off 7 and 15 percent year-over-year. At 10 pm, American Crime‘s freshman finale (4.3 mil/1.0) was steady. (Next season: A new case, some returning faces in new roles.)


NBC | The Blacklist (7.3 mil/1.5) ticked up 6 percent and a tenth, but versus its freshman finale (which aired on a Monday) was down 30 and 42 percent.

FOX | Bones (4.7 mil/1.0) dipped a tenth, while Wayward Pines debuted to 3.8 mil and a 1.0.

THE CW | The Vampire Diaries (1.5 mil/0.7) ticked up, and was off just a tenth from its previous finale. Reign (870K/0.4) was down in audience vs. its freshman finale but matched the demo rating.

CBS | The Odd Couple finale (8.2 mil/1.8) was flat… Elementary (6.9 mil/1.2) ticked up week-to-week, was down two tenths from its previous finale.

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