TV Ratings Report: Not So Scandalous

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The series premiere of Scandal did not make life for ABC easy last night, as that network may end up having to choose between Shonda Rhimes' dramas, and Scandal's numbers were very much on part with a typical Private Practice episode...

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8 p.m.
The Big Bang Theory: 13 million viewers/Rules of Engagement: 8.8 million
American Idol: 13.8 million
Missing: 7.2 million
Community: 3.1 million/30 Rock: 2.8 million
The Vampire Diaries rerun: 1.1 million

9 p.m.
Person of Interest: 13.4 million
Grey's Anatomy: 8 million
Touch: 7.5 million
The Office rerun: 2.5 million/Up All Night: 2.6 million
The Secret Circle rerun: 820,000

10 p.m.
The Mentalist: 12.5 million
Scandal: 7.4 million
Awake: 2.5 million

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Wow I am shocked that Scandal did that much better than Awake, I have way to many shows on Thursday that I did not check out Scandal....but I guess everyone else did.

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Watched the premiere and yes, Scandal needs to be cancelled either now or after its short run, just cancel it.


With a time slot of 10:00, it's not surprising. I think it's alright, but only time will tell in the next few weeks with ratings/demos.


big bang has lost 3 million viewers! noo!


I hope they give Private practice another season. Maybe 1 last season and renew Scandal. It just needs some time. Plus ratings were down on most shows! Scandal had a 2.1 rating. Not terrible but not good. It will get awesome. People are probably wary of political shows since West Wing which no one can live up to.