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. Anita Brown-Robinson says

    Thursday is the best day of the week for me! I only watch television on Thursday evening. Scandal is one of my top 4 shows on Thursday! I DVR all of them! I watch Scandal twice on Thursday each week! This show is a winner!

  2. Lori says

    This is a great show! I so look forward to watching every week. After I watch on tv, the following day I watch online. Me and my sisters are hooked!

  3. angela arnold says

    I found Scandal to be the hottest show out right now…Olivia and the President are extremely sexy and the attraction between them keeps me locked in!!!!!!

  4. Nicole says

    I loooove this show! I do have a concern about the time slot because I’m usually busy Thursday nights.. but I always make time to watch it online the next day. So happy it was renewed! Great show!!

  5. M Bradley says

    This show has everything you want in a TV show. I can’t watch it at the allotted time. So I watch it on ABC. com . The next day. I love it!

  6. Daisy Tinsley says

    Thank God! I Love this show, got my whole family watching, my brother and my daughter in college and all of her friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great show!

  7. Sandy says

    I just LOVE this show. It’s the best show on. The hour goes by so fast. Please don’t cancel this show. There’s no other show I love like this one. I love all the stars in it. It is GREAT!

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