New shows were no match for Scandal and football.
The ABC drama was Thursday's top-rated scripted show, drawing 10.4 million viewers and a 3.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, trumping the series premieres of Fox's Gracepoint (4.8 million, 1.2), and NBC's Bad Judge (5.9 million, 1.3) and A to Z (4.8 million, 1.2). All three were down from Glee, Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox in their respective timeslots last year, but Bad Judge and A to Z were on par with the rest of NBC's night.
8 p.m.CBS: Thursday Night Football 12.9 million viewers (4.4 demo rating) ABC: Grey's Anatomy 9 million (2.6)Fox: Bones 6.3 million (1.5) NBC: The Biggest Loser 4.7 million (1.3) CW: The Vampire Diaries 1.8 million (0.9)9 p.m.ABC: Scandal 10.4 million (3.3)Fox: Gracepoint 4.8 million (1.2) NBC: Bad Judge 5.9 million (1.3); A to Z 4.8 million (1.2)CW: Reign 1.3 million (0.4)10 p.m.ABC: How to Get Away with Murder 11.3 million (3.2) NBC: Parenthood 4.3 million (1.3)