Last season, the ratings for ABC‘s Scandal were bigger than they had been in year one. Will this show continue to get more popular in season three? We’ll have to wait and find out.
On Scandal, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) protects the images of the most powerful people in Washington but now it’s her own reputation that needs help. This season, the cast also includes Tony Goldwyn, Katie Lowes, Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Guillermo Diaz, Columbus Short, Joshua Malina, Jeff Perry, and Darby Stanchfield.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/8 update: ABC has renewed Scandal for a fourth season.
Final season averages: 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.11 million total viewers.
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For comparisons: The second season of Scandal averaged a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.48 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). 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 still like the Scandal TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a fourth season?