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Scandal was the sole show to improve Thursday on what was a down night overall.
The drama returned to 7.8 million viewers and a 2.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up two tenths from its last new episode to tie a series high. Lead-in Grey's Anatomy (8.1 million, 2.7) was down a tenth.
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Facing the NFL draft, every show on CBS and NBC hit season or series lows, including The Big Bang Theory
(14.4 million, 4.2), which fell a full point, but was still the night's top show.American Idol
(11.1 million, 2.7) also dropped to a series low, while Glee
(5.2 million, 1.8) fell three-tenths.The Vampire Diaries
' backdoor pilot "The Originals" drew 2.2 million viewers and a 0.9, down a tenth from its last new episode. Beauty and the Beast
(1.3 million, 0.5) slipped a tenth as well.8 p.m.
CBS: The Big Bang Theory
14.4 million (4.2); Two and a Half Men
11 million (2.8)ABC: Wife Swap
3.4 million (1.1)Fox: American Idol
11.1 million (2.7)NBC: Community
2.4 million (1.0); The Office
(R) 1.8 million (0.9)CW: The Vampire Diaries
2.2 million (0.9) 9 p.m.
CBS: Person of Interest
13 million (2.4)
ABC: Grey's Anatomy
8.1 million (2.7)Fox: Glee
5.2 million (1.8)NBC: The Office
3.1 million (1.7); Parks and Recreation
2.9 million (1.5)CW: Beauty and the Beast
1.3 million (0.5)10 p.m.
10 million (2.0)ABC: Scandal
7.8 million (2.8)NBC: Hannibal
2.4 million (1.0)