Last season, Scandal was the only scripted TV show on ABC that was up in the ratings year-to-year. Will this show’s audience continue to grow or will the numbers start to fall? It’s highly unlikely to be cancelled but, how quickly will it be renewed for a fifth season? 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 Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry, and Joshua Malina.
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: Scandal will return for a fifth season for the 2015-16 season.
Final season averages: 2.88 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.19 million total viewers.
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Due to a Nielsen glitch, some of the early ratings of the 2014-15 season were revised a few weeks later.
For comparisons: The third season of Scandal averaged a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.11 million total viewers.
Note: Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like the Scandal TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a fifth season?
The show has deteriorated since last season and frankly I want to throw up every time Olivia opens her mouth. She is a lousy actress. It’s time to cancel the show before it fades away with a whimper instead of going out with a bang!
cancel this bad taste show white bashing at its best, whats wrong with Hollywood, sit and listen to chris rock bad mouth white people and they laugh and clap, what sh—-
“Scandal” is just that !!! The female actress cannot act !! She and her TV dad painfully over act!! Sha;me because I have seen her “dad” many times before & he never over acted before. So I must deduce this terribly over acted story is that way because Sondra Rymes(?) wants that because her other show is starting to OVERACT also!!!
Scandal is such a great show, please I’m very anxious to see the next season.
I used to look forward to Scandal but not anymore. It has just become a fiction series and it has lost reality. To make Olivia seem a Goddess has killed the series. To watch the President being managed by the secret service is ridiculous. If there is no story to tell, stop writing! Otherwise well done on the 3 seasons.
Loved Scandal. Every time there is a show I look forward to watch and then I find out it gets cancelled. Who make these lame decisions. Very disappointed!!!!!! Don’t cancel Scandal !!!!!!!!!!
Scandal…..just stay with the writers especially the ones responsible for the very last couple of seasons you guys are the best.
SORRY IF THIS RE-POST…DID NOT INDICATE POST FIRST TIME…. I enjoy watching Scandal. The writing and acting by all concerned is amazing. My fav is Huck, Jake and Olivia ….well, Liv’s dad is awesomely cruel (don’t understand how that actor can remember all those lines). Everyone on the show does a really great job acting. It’s a TV show with different story lines within story lines and even though I might not like my favorite character leaving…(Jake–is NOT gone,,,Huck will be saved by Liv next season). It’s just a show and so far…no nightmares or dreams about the violence. I… Read more »
You can tell that the previous comments do not come from true Gladiators. Had Shonda given us the same old same o’ people would have complained still. It is still one of the best tv shows ever and the writing keeps you on the edge of your seat. We love Scandal! Our private facebook group has 3k plus members and we keep the conversations going all the time. Those who don’t have the mind to keep up may not enjoy it as much because of the complexity of the show….the tiniest nuance from last season needs to be digested, recalled… Read more »
Scandal should be cancelled Olivia is getting sicking she is not a god
there’s an off switch- use it. I love the show and the actors. No-one says you have to watch it.
This show is about nothing now and Olivia suppose to play a sophisticated role but not any more–her role has dimished a lot. I think she needs to look for another role. Therefore I think it is time for scandal to go off air, and maybe Shonda can come up with something else better and use most of those characters in the new show.
This is by far the best show on TV. I am somewhat privileged for I get to watch the show three times a week. Kerry Washington does a superb job on the show and if I was her i would ask for a raise. She makes the show awesome.
scandal is in rerun syndication on both abc and bet so even if it goes off the air anytime within the next year or so,the show will be available…it is and has been violent at times,mostly connected to the b-613,or whatever it is called, that is a takeoff on the cia ..the storylines and plots do keep you watching however..i am still wondering when they are going to bring up the fact again that the first lady was raped by the presidents father when he was runnng for office..they have hinted at it when a paternity test was done with… Read more »
Watched the episode of 4/16 and it gave me nightmares! Much to violent and to kill off a major star of the series really is sick. Lost a weekly viewer.
I agree with everything. Even the nightmares. I used to look forward to Scandal but not this season. Last night was the first time I watched the whole episode. Idk, what’s going on with Shonda Rimes and all this killing, but it’s ridiculous. Two main characters I loved are going Columbus Short(Harrison). Ok, I continue to watch but, now Scott Foley (Jake). It’s not the gladiators anymore. Another viewer is done.
I agree with everything you said, even the nightmares. I have to say that I been very disappointed in Scandal this season. I watched the first episode when Olivia was kidnapped. I didn’t watched another complete episode until last night. First, they killed off the character of Harrison and then James, and now Jake. Don’t know what’s going on with Shonda Rimes writing skills, but I think it’s time to say ggood-bye to Scandal. Loss another viewer. For those who continue to watch, I hope the show don’t get cancelled (doubt that it will be).
I loved this show ad couldn’t wait to watch it. The writing started to deteriorate with the Lawn Chair episode and continues to devolve. I keep wondering who is writing it now. It is definitely NOT the same writers. With the poor writing has come poor acting. Very disappointing. I think it is still a good premiss for a TV show but get rid of the new writers and bring back the old.