Ratings: ABC Up Year-to-Year for 4th Straight Thursday Thanks to 'Scandal,' 'How to Get Away with Murder' and 'Grey's Anatomy'
|Viola Davis plays Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder.|
ABC's Scandal is tracking as the week's top-rated broadcast drama in Adults 18-49.
For the 4th consecutive week this season, ABC's Thursday was up from the same night last year (7.6 million and 2.4/7 on 10/17/13) in Total Viewers (+22%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%).
Grey's Anatomy (8-9 p.m. - 8.4 million and 2.4/8 in AD18-49): At 8 p.m., Grey's Anatomy held steady week to week and continued to dominate its series competition in the hour, outpacing runner-up Fox's Bones 2.0 million viewers (8.4 million vs. 6.4 million) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/8 vs. 1.6/5). Grey's continued to boost its new time period year to year (4.5 million and 1.2/4 for the Wonderland on 10/17/13).
Scandal (9-10 p.m. - 9.8 million and 2.9/9 in AD18-49): Building on its lead-in at 9 p.m., ABC's Scandal more than doubled the deliveries of Fox's drama Gracepoint (3.8 million and 0.8/3) and NBC's comedies (Bad Judge/A to Z = 4.0 million and 1.1/3). Scandal was up week to week in Total Viewers (+3%) and also outdrew its year-ago telecast (+3%).
Scandal built on the year-ago telecast of Grey's in the hour (8.8 million and 2.7/8).
How to Get Away with Murder (10-11 p.m. - 9.7 million and 2.7/9 in AD18-49): During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's How to Get Away with Murder maintained strong triple-digit advantages over NBC's Parenthood in Total Viewers (+137% - 9.7 million vs. 4.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+108% - 2.7/9 vs. 1.3/4).
How to Get Away with Murder once again outdrew the year-ago telecast of Scandal in the hour (10/17/13 = 9.5 million).
Thursday Night (10/16/14) - ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections
Grey's Anatomy: Live + 3 = 13.2 million/3.5 rating and Live + 7 = 14.2 million/3.8 rating
Scandal: Live + 3 = 14.3 million/4.2 rating and Live + 7 = 15.1 million/4.4 rating
How to Get Away with Murder: Live + 3 = 14.1 million/3.8 rating and Live + 7 = 14.8 million/4.1 rating