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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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