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. Dubois & family says

    The series Scandal is fantastic. Excellent storyline. Superb actors. Renew this program for 4more years. Top notch all the way. A+++++++++++++++

  2. Loria Edwards says

    Great show!! Keeps you coming back for more. Please don’t cancel, that would be a big let down.

  3. Mikki says

    This is one of the best show on ABC after Revenge. I dont understand how u measure who is watching, when people like me watch it on ABC .com after the fact. This show is uplifting, nice to finally see an African American in a leading role. Please ABC, this is our water cooler conversation topic every friday at work.

  4. Linda says

    I can’t wait for the next episode.I have never looked forward to a TV show as much as I do this one.Please keel Scandle on the air….Have to know what happens next!!!!

  5. SW says

    I love this show, dont cancel, has a brillant creator and lead actress who happens to be african american, please dont let this be one of them that gets cancelled. Great cast, great writing.

  6. El says

    This show is so good!! It has your eyes glued to the t.v. from the beginning to the end of the show. I’m so glad that is coming back for another season.

  7. Nadene says

    Scandal is smart tv!!! The actors are great, but the writers are even better!!!! I love the plot, the twists and turns. I’m sure this is really what DC is really like!! Scandalous!!!

  8. Anonymous says

    I truely enjoy ”scandal,” I so look forward to the plots and the sexy suits olivia wears. Im looking forward to the future of the show.

  9. shell says

    please dont cancel this show it is great cant wait to watch it every week when does it return what night i see its not on this week at all

  10. KH says

    I am VERY happy this multi-layered view of a SMART black woman, who is a leader, has been continued.

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