Ratings: Scandal Shoots to New Highs
Tony Goldwyn, Kerry Washington
Scandal shot to series highs Thursday with its hotly anticipated reveal of President Fitz's shooter.
The drama drew its biggest audience and adults 18-to-49 rating ever — 7.4 million viewers and a 2.5 — and was up three-tenths from last week. Lead-ins Last Resort (5.5 million, 1.2) and Grey's Anatomy (8.9 million, 3.0) were up and steady, respectively.
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CBS won the night, led by another strong performance from The Big Bang Theory (17.4 million, 5.3). Ironically, it was the only one of CBS' lineup to drop from last week; the rest were up.
Fox's The X Factor (7.7 million, 2.4) and Glee (5.4 million, 2.1) were both down.
Everything on NBC was mostly on par with last week, save for 30 Rock (3.3 million, 1.1), which tied a season low.
CBS: The Big Bang Theory 17.4 million (5.3); Two and a Half Men 14.2 million (4.2)
ABC: Last Resort 5.5 million (1.2)
Fox: The X Factor 7.7 million (2.4)
NBC: 30 Rock 3.6 million (1.5); Up All Night 3 million (1.2)
CW: The Vampire Diaries 2.4 million (1.1)
CBS: Person of Interest 15 million (3.2)
ABC: Grey's Anatomy 8.9 million (3.0)
Fox: Glee 5.4 million (2.1)
NBC: The Office 4.1 million (2.1); Parks and Recreation 3.2 million (1.5)
CW: Beauty and the Beast 1.4 million (0.5)
CBS: Elementary 10.9 million (2.3)
ABC: Scandal 7.4 million (2.5)
NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams 3.5 million (1.0)