The ratings saw a significant drop last season but the Scandal TV show remained one of ABC’s top-rated shows. How will it perform this time around? Will starting mid-season help or hurt the ratings? Will Scandal be cancelled or renewed for a seventh season? Stay tuned.
Scandal revolves around former White House Communications Director, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). Upon exiting her job at the White House, Olivia opened a premier crisis management firm. Now, Olivia Pope & Associates, White House staff members, and other politicos work to handle erupting political scandals. While adept at managing the crises of others, they struggle to contain those problems of their own making. The Scandal cast on ABC also includes Scott Foley, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Portia de Rossi, Joe Morton, Cornelius Smith Jr., and Tony Goldwyn.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/19 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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Last year comparison: The fifth season of Scandal on ABC averaged a 2.05 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.18 million total viewers (live + same day ratings).
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 on ABC? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a seventh season?
2/10 update: ABC has renewed Scandal for season seven. Details here.
glad this is the last season, Washington is so annoying! Stopped watching a while ago
Renewed..Scandal is a great show. Its one of my favorites. I hate that they keep canceling all the good shows.
Please do no cancell Scandal. I will be devastated. This is my favorite show along with Greys Anatomy. Shonda you got to put a twist on season seven. Maybe you can get President Trump to make a guest appearance.
Scandal has “Jumped the Shark” too many political messages written into the script. I want to be entertained not preached to.
Keep Scandal and Grey’s. Dump the Chase!
Please DO NOT CANCEL “Scandal”…,what would do on Thursday night???? If Shonda can think of storylines for Grey’s, How to Get Away With Murder, & this horrible show “The Chase”….rack your brain for Scandal….There’s enough going on in Washington DC to give her plenty of ideas …,,,
Although the last few Seasons were not as good as the first 3, scandal is still one of my favorites. It has already been renewed for Season 7 which is the last season. There are only so many scandals you can do with a show like this. A few years ago, during season 2, Shonda said this show wouldn’t last but 6 or 7 seasons and she knew how it would end.
I amlong with several other family members will be seriously upset if this is how this show eneds. Please continue this show it is bar far the best polital drama that has ever aired on tv. I get so disgusted when networks have shows such as Scandal that airs for 4 or more years and allow you to become faithful viewers and this cancel them just because the numbers drop just a little. What they need to realize sometimes it has NOTHING to do with people’s opinion of the shows , many times financial reasons such as working too much… Read more »