Thursday TV Ratings: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Winter Finale Rises; BIG BANG THEORY Slips

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TV ratings for Thursday, November 20th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s winter finale of the buzzworthy How to Get Away with Murder rose two tenths to a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.81 million viewers.  Elsewhere in Shondaland, Grey’s Anatomy matched last week’s 2.4 rating and scored 8.28 million viewers, while Scandal (read Allison’s recap here) dipped a tenth to a 3.1 rating and garnered 10.02 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory dropped half a ratings point to a 4.0 and raked in 14.65 million viewers, easily still besting everything else on TV.  Mom ticked up a tenth to a 2.7 rating and garnered 10.64 million viewers, Two and a Half Men rose two tenths to a 2.3 rating and scored8.97 million viewers, and Elementary matched last week’s series low 1.0 rating and garnered 6.41 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Bones matched last week’s 1.3 rating and garnered 5.24 million viewers, and Gracepoint (read Allison’s recap here) was also even with its last episode, notching a 0.8 rating and 3.21 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries ticked up a tenth to a 0.8 rating and scored 1.67 million viewers, while Reign matched last week’s 0.4 rating and scored 1.15 million viewers.

SCANDAL Recap: “Where the Sun Don’t Shine”

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Last week on Twitter, Kerry Washington promised that Scandal‘s holiday-break finale would be “bananas.”  “Where the Sun Don’t Shine,” though, was also a kind of recap of the entire season so far, boiled down into one hour.  There were some twists and turns and some dancing, and a good set up for the next half of this season, but was it completely bananas?  Hit the jump for why “I’m marrying a whore, but at least I know what I’m paying for.”

Thursday TV Ratings: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER and SCANDAL Rise; GRACEPOINT Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Thursday, November 13th are in, though preemptions on CBS render those preliminary numbers inaccurate.  Here’s a brief rundown of the rest:

  • ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder rose 4% to a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.22 million viewers, while Scandal (read Allison’s recap here) was up 10% to a 3.2 rating and scored 9.98 million viewers and Grey’s Anatomy matched last week’s 2.4 rating and garnered 8.29 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Bones was down 8% to a 1.2 rating and notched 5.51 million viewers and Gracepoint (read Allison’s recap here) rose 14% to a 0.8 rating and 3.43 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Parenthood fell 23% to a series low 1.0 rating and scored 3.64 million viewers, Bad Judge matched last week’s 0.9 rating and scored 2.35 million viewers, and A to Z was down 25% to a 0.6 rating and 2.35 million viewers.
  • At The CW, The Vampire Diaries was down 13% to tie its series low with a 0.7 rating and 1.56 million viewers and Reign matched last week’s 0.4 rating and garnered 1.21 million viewers.

SCANDAL Recap: “The Last Supper”

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Scandal was full of twists and turns and unholy alliances in “The Last Supper,” the most worrying of which is that Rowan appears to have his own private sniper squad.  Though Olivia, Fitz, David Rosen, and others may be masters of their domains, they are no match (apparently, yet), even as a team, against Rowan.  Hit the jump for why, “I don’t want justice.  I want to kill your father.”

SCANDAL Recap: “Baby Made a Mess”

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In “Baby Made a Mess,” Scandal Pope’d us all — and it felt so good.  Everyone, particularly the ladies, are back on track.  Olivia did some old-school gladiating, while Abby dealt with her past head-on.  Even Mellie is back from being Drunk/Crybaby/Smelly/Chicken-Fried Mellie, leaving Fitz potentially regretting his tantrum that brought her back.  We, on the other hand, are ever so pleased.  Hit the jump if you want to drink a little more bourbon, and I’ll touch your boob.

Thursday TV Ratings: ELEMENTARY Returns Down; BIG BANG THEORY Hits Season Low

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TV ratings for Thursday, October 30th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The season premiere of CBS’ Elementary tied its series low with a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo, scoring 8.17 million viewers for a drop of 33% from its season two premiere.  Elsewhere on the network, The Big Bang Theory fell 11% to a season “low” 4.1 rating and scored 16.22 million viewers, the premiere of Mom hit a series high 2.7 rating and scored 11.72 million viewers, Two and a Half Men dropped 7% to a 2.7 rating and 11.02 million viewers, and The McCarthys series premiere notched a 1.9 rating and 8.78 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Scandal (read Allison’s recap here) matched last week’s 3.0 rating and garnered 9.15 million viewers, while How to Get Away with Murder fell 10% to a 2.7 rating and scored 8.52 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Bad Judge was down 10% to a 0.9 rating and 3.96 million viewers, A to Z fell 22% to a 0.7 rating and scored 2.56 million viewers, and Parenthood tied its series low 1.1 rating and garnered 3.85 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Bones fell 24% to a 1.3 rating and 5.53 million viewers, while Gracepoint (read Allison’s recap here) was even with last week’s 0.8 rating and scored 3.34 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries was down 13% to a series low-tying 0.7 rating and scored 1.56 million viewers, and Reign matched last week’s 0.5 rating and garnered 1.31 million viewers.

SCANDAL Recap: “An Innocent Man”

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Scandal‘s “An Innocent Man” focused on trust, and how easily the truth can be manipulated.  Olivia isn’t sure who to trust, but at least she knows better than to trust her father (something Fitz still can’t seem to figure out).  Everything else is put on hold, though, while the Fitz-Olivia-Jake love triangle gets sorted out.  As Abby puts it, “I’m not asking the Commander In Chief, I’m asking the married man who used to sleep with my friend what you did with the man she is currently sleeping with.”  Hit the jump to find out.

Thursday TV Ratings: SCANDAL and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Rise; PARENTHOOD Dips

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TV ratings for Thursday, October 23rd are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s “TGIT” lineup was all up versus last week.  Grey’s Anatomy rose a tenth to a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 8.6 million viewers, Scandal also ticked up a tenth to a 3.0 rating and scored 10 million viewers (read Allison’s recap here), and How to Get Away with Murder rose two tenths to a 3.0 rating in the demo and garnered 9.87 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, Bad Judge was down two tenths to a 1.0 rating and notched 4.33 million viewers, A to Z dipped two tenths to a 0.9 rating and scored 3.22 million viewers, and Parenthood was down a tenth from last week to a 1.2 rating and 4.09 million viewers.
  • Fox’s limited series Gracepoint continues to do quite poorly, but last night’s episode was at least steady with last week’s 0.8 rating and scored 3.49 million viewers.  Read Allison’s recap here.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries dipped a tenth to a 0.8 rating and scored 1.65 million viewers, and Reign was up a tenth to a 0.5 rating and garnered 1.35 million viewers.

SCANDAL Recap: “The Key”

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In Scandal‘s “The Key,” Olivia is ready to get her expensive pants dirty, and find out what’s really going on with Jake, who has seemingly disappeared.  Yet at first, despite being Olivia Pope, no one will return her phone calls or take her demands seriously (this is all to their peril).  In her search for Jake and for the truth, she’s also inadvertently drawing together everyone she knows into a complex web that will hopefully save him.  Sooner would be better than later, though, since Fitz is on the warpath.  Hit the jump for why “respectfully, sir, she’s probably drunk and in a food coma from too much fried chicken.”

Thursday TV Ratings: GRACEPOINT, SCANDAL, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Dip; VAMPIRE DIARIES Rises

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TV ratings for Thursday, October 16th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy was even with last week’s 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 8.45 million viewers, while the network’s other two dramas were both down.  Scandal (read Allison’s recap here) dipped 3% to a 2.9 rating and scored 9.84 million viewers, while a terrific episode of How to Get Away With Murder dropped 13% from last week to a 2.7 rating and 9.67 million viewers.
  • On Fox, Bones matched last week’s 1.6 rating and scored 6.41 million viewers, while Gracepoint (read Allison’s recap here) continues to falter, dropping 11% to a 0.8 rating and 3.82 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Bad Judge dipped a tenth from last week to a 1.2 rating and 4.69 million viewers, A to Z matched last week’s 1.0 rating and scored 3.36 million viewers, and Parenthood was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and scored 4.14 million viewers.
  • Over at The CW, The Vampire Diaries was up 13% to a 0.8 rating and scored 1.96 million viewers, while Reign rose 25% to a 0.5 rating and 1.36 million viewers.

SCANDAL Recap: “Like Father, Like Daughter”

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Important question for Scandal watchers: is there anyone who still wants Fitz and Olivia together, besides Fitz?  We know it’s all he has left, as he has failed “as a father, as a husband, and as a man” (in his words — but don’t forget “as a President,” too).  But is Fitz still defensible, or even likable, in any way?  When the two of them were alone together for the first time this season in the Oval Office, and “The Light” started to play, was anyone desperate for a rekindling?  Or instead, were we desperate to get to any other part of “Like Father, Like Daughter”?  Hit the jump if “we can do this later, I’m really wasted.”

Thursday TV Ratings: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Tops the Demo; GRACEPOINT, VAMPIRE DIARIES, and A TO Z Slip

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TV ratings for Thursday, October 9th are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Fresh off a full-season pickup, ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder was the highest rated scripted program of the night with a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 10.71 million viewers, which is down two tenths from last week.  Judging from its record-breaking DVR performance, expect that number to go up even further in the Live+3 ratings.  Elsewhere on the network, Grey’s Anatomy dipped two tenths to a 2.4 rating and 8.41 million viewers and Scandal (read Allison’s recap here) slipped four tenths to a 3.0 rating and 9.5 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Gracepoint (read Allison’s recap here) was down three tenths in week two to a 0.98 rating and 3.91 million viewers, while Bones was even with last week’s 1.5 rating and scored 6.28 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, Bad Judge matched last week’s 1.3 rating and scored 5.2 million viewers, A to Z dropped two tenths to a 1.0 rating and 3.64 million viewers, and Parenthood was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and garnered 4.26 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries garnered a 0.7 rating and scored 1.65 million viewers, which is down two tenths from last week.  Reign was even with a 0.4 rating and 1.12 million viewers.

SCANDAL Recap: “Inside the Bubble”

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With “Inside the Bubble,” Scandal began laying the groundwork for the season’s biggest arcs, including another round of battles between Rowan and Jake, as well as an attempt to take down Cyrus from the inside (of his throat, apparently).  The love triangle between Olivia, Fitz and Jake won’t really heat up until next week, but meanwhile, there was some filler about Quinn and the remnants of her love triangle.  The most promising thing Scandal has going for it this season, though, are the journeys of two women: Mellie and Abby.  Both are finding their footing, and in a best case scenario, they may even become allies.  Hit the jump if you’re thirsty.

Thursday TV Ratings: SCANDAL Tops the Night While HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Dips Slightly; GRACEPOINT Premieres Low

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TV ratings for Thursday, October 2nd have arrived.  Briefly:

  • ABC’s Scandal topped the night in the 18-49 demo for scripted programming with a 3.3 rating and 10.41 million viewers, down 15% from last week’s series high.  Read Allison’s recap here.  The delicious new drama How to Get Away with Murder did slightly less in the demo, but scored more overall viewers with a 3.2 rating and 11.76 million viewers.  That’s down 18% from last week’s series premiere, but still very strong.  Grey’s Anatomy, meanwhile, dropped 16% to a series low 2.6 rating and 9.07 million viewers.
  • Fox’s limited event series Gracepoint (a remake of the excellent BBC series Broadchurch) debuted quite low with a 1.2 rating and 4.83 million viewers.  Read Allison’s recap here.  Additionally, Bones was down 6% from last week with a 1.5 rating and 6.3 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, the series premiere of Bad Judge garnered a fairly low 1.3 rating and 5.86 million viewers, while the series premiere of A to Z didn’t fare much better with a 1.2 rating and 4.81 million viewers.  Parenthood earned a series low 1.3 rating and 4.36 million viewers.
  • The CW’s season premiere of The Vampire Diaries was down 25% from last year with a 0.9 rating and 1.78 million viewers, while Reign’s premiere was down 50% for a 0.4 rating and 1.05 million viewers.

SCANDAL Recap: “The State of the Union”

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For a little while, Scandal‘s “The State of the Union” felt kind of like old-school OPA.  Sure, it was only Huck and Quinn in the OPA War Room putting up glossy photos and freestyin’ their clients’ history, but this Case of the Week seemed poised for something particularly scandalous.  Had the golden couple, the Elliots, been abducted?  Was this a B6-13 op?  Why weren’t they answering Cyrus’ phone calls, and missing flight after flight?  Hit the jump “because we’re Republicans!!”

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