Scandal: 2011-12 Season TV Ratings

Scandal tv show ratingsHere are the ratings for the Scandal TV series — the TV show in which a mesmerizing top crisis manager (Kerry Washington) tries to keep big client secrets. The first season of Scandal typically airs Thursday nights at 10pm on the ABC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Missing will be cancelled or renewed for a second season. Check out our ABC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

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Final season one averages: 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.02 million total viewers.

Episode 01-07: Thursday, 05/17/12 (season finale)
2.5 in the demo (+21% episode-to-episode change) with 7.33 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.01 in the demo with 7.02 million.

Update: Scandal has been renewed for a second season.

Episode 01-06: Thursday, 05/10/12
1.9 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 6.43 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.97 in the demo with 6.97 million.

Episode 01-05: Thursday, 05/03/12
1.9 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 6.69 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.98 in the demo with 7.07 million.

Episode 01-04: Thursday, 04/26/12
2.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 6.86 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.00 in the demo with 7.17 million.

Episode 01-03: Thursday, 04/19/12
2.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.21 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.00 in the demo with 7.27 million.

Episode 01-02: Thursday, 04/12/12
2.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.28 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.00 in the demo with 7.30 million.

Episode 01-01: Thursday, 04/05/12
2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.33 million total viewers; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.00 in the demo with 7.33 million.

It wasn’t a great start for this new Shonda Rhimes series. It lost 29% of the demo from its Grey’s Anatomy lead-in and essentially only matched the demo of the last original episode of Private Practice in the same timeslot from a month ago. With this debut, it’s already on the bubble. If the Scandal can maintain or build on the premiere, it’s got a good chance at survival. If not, it’ll join the list of ABC’s failed dramas of the 2011-12 season.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Scandal TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a second season?

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  1. Nathalie says

    Love love love if they were a eating i would rate 5 star drama romanti and mystery all in one please keep releasing more

  2. Nathalie says

    I love this show im actually on the first season on Netflix on episode 6 and i can’t get enough of this drama and romantic..secretly i want Olivia and the president to be together …i work and i just think of the show and today is my second day of watching and i wish and be please if they were more to come out

  3. d says

    this is a fun, fast moving drama, and has great writing, and great team of actors!
    I do hope they keep the show on, its refreshing and nice to have some variety….

  4. LTD says

    Scandal has to be the best all time show I have ever watched. It has both romance and drama. The cast is so awesome. I have not seen a dull episode yet. Why one you think of cancelling such a delightful show.

  5. Carol says

    OMG! I Love this show the best one I have watched in a long long time. Look forward to watching every week it holds your attention all the way through. The writer of this series is awesome as are the actors. Hope it stays on. The actors that were picked for their parts fit to a “T”.

  6. melinda says

    I LOVE this show… I look forward to watching everytime it comes on. My only peev is that it doesn’t come on every week… It’s been a long time since the words” I can’t wait for my show to come on I gotta go girl” came out of this mouth… Scandal does it for me… RENEW !!!!! 3 generations watch this show in my family (my mom, myself, sisters and neices ) always a great conversation piece…Renew with MORE than 5 eps. per season please…

  7. Mike Huston says

    The show would be better if they would talk a little slower so we know what is going on. If they don’t, then as far as I’m concerned, take it off. I have several friends that say the same.

  8. Danielle says

    In spite of being a great show scandal has flaws that keeps viewers away. The characters talk way too fast making it hard at times to follow the many details the writers jam into the characters lines. It constantly reminds the viewer that this is made up show and makes it harder to connect to the characters or get lost in the plot. Even more off putting is the fact that the characters all speak the same way. it’s as if they were all told to talk just like Kerry Washington. Although the writing is brilliant there are to too many words in the script to sound like a realistic conversation. Everyone has different personalities and they should all speak in a way that fits their individuality.

  9. Elese Walker says

    I haven’t watched much TV in the last 3 years with the takover of reality shows. A friend told me about Scandal and I watched an episode and got hooked. This weekend I watched the entire first season on Netflix and had so many OMG moments!!! It’s an awesome show. I hope it stays on. If it doesn’t, I’ll go back to watching CNN and the Food Network…sad commentary….

  10. TaniaF. says

    I Really Like ‘Scandal’!!! Please bring this show back! I found it revieting and kept my attention. Ms. Washington is the best. Her role in this show is very inspiring, by showing excellent leadership. The cast is well blended. Love This Show!!! 2nd Season and More!!

  11. Janice Ardis says

    I just got into the re-run and ABC need to bring this show back. Kerry Washington and her staff are something awesome. This really is good TV! I watched 4 out of 5 of the episode and could not stop watching it.

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