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.
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?