Last season, Scandal wasn’t the top-rated drama on ABC any longer but it still did very well for the network. Will the series rise or fall in the rankings this time around? Could it possibly be cancelled or is it all but guaranteed to be renewed? Stay tuned.
On Scandal, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) defends the public images of the most powerful people in Washington but now it’s her own image that needs protecting. This season, the cast also includes Scott Foley, Tony Goldwyn, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Cornelius Smith Jr., Jeff Perry, Portia de Rossi, Joshua Malina, and Bellamy Young.
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 around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Last year comparison: The fourth season of Scandal averaged a 2.88 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.19 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. 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 show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season?