TV Ratings Report: Scandal Leads the Way, The Originals Inches Up

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Facing off against NFL football and postseason baseball, How to Get Away With Murder slipped for the third consecutive week on Thursday night, falling to 6.8 million total viewers and a 2.0 rating among 18-49-year olds.

Elsewhere on ABC, Scandal Season 5 Episode 4 led the night with a 2.3 rating in this key demographic, while Grey’s Anatomy held steady from last week.

Over on The CW, The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 2 also held steady with 1.4 million viewers and a .6 rating; while The Originals Season 3 Episode 2 inched over one million viewers, yet only earned a .5 rating.

On NBC, Heroes Reborn (4 million/1.1 rating) and The Blacklist (6.8 million/1.4 rating) each ticked down a tenth, while The Player (4 million/0.7 rating) fell by two tenths.

And on Fox, Sleepy Hollow fell to a series low of 3.1 million and a .8  rating, while Bones (5.7 million/1.1 rating) decreased by two tenths.

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