|The How to Get Away with Murder hit a 6-week high in Adults 18-49.|
ABC's HTGAWM (3.1/10), Scandal (3.1/10) and Grey's Anatomy (2.4/7) continued their run as Thursday's Top 3 dramas in Adults 18-49 (over CBS' Elementary, NBC's Parenthood and Fox's Bones and Gracepoint). In addition, Scandal and HTGAWM trailed only CBS' The Big Bang Theory as the top-rated series of the night and are once again tracking as the week's top broadcast dramas in Adults 18-49.
Season to date, ABC's Thursday is up by double digits from the same point last year in Total Viewers (+28%) and Adults 18-49 (+21%) for its strongest delivery on the night in 5 years – since the comparable weeks of the 2009-10 season. HTGAWM and Scandal closed out the Fall season as the Top 2 broadcast dramas in the key young adult sales demo, respectively.
At 8 p.m., opposite Big Bang, Grey's Anatomy dominated its drama competition in the slot (Fox’s Bones) by 3.1 million viewers (8.3 million vs. 5.2 million) and by 85% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/7 vs. 1.3/4). Grey's held steady week to week and greatly improved its hour year to year for ABC (Wonderland on 11/21/13 = 3.5 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49).
At 9 p.m., Scandal shot to the top of its hour in Adults 18-49 (3.1/9), surpassing CBS' comedies by 72% (Two and a Half Men/The McCarthys = 1.8/5), while more than tripling both NBC's comedies (Bad Judge/A to Z = 1.0/3) and Fox's Gracepoint (0.8/2). It also won its slot in Total Viewers for the 4th week running (10.0 million).
The ABC drama built on its own year-ago telecast at 10:00 p.m. (8.9 million and 2.9/8 on 11/21/13) in viewers (+12%) and young adults (+7%).
From 10-11 p.m., How to Get Away with Murder (3.1/10) beat its combined drama competition for the 4th consecutive week in Adults 18-49 (+24%), leading NBCs Parenthood by 107% (1.5/4) and CBS' Elementary by 210% (1.0/3). The freshman drama was the most-watched TV show overall in the slot for the 4th week in a row (9.8 million).
How to Get Away with Murder was up week to week in Total Viewers (+7% - 9.8 million vs. 9.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+7% - 3.1/10 vs. 2.9/9), hitting a 6-week high with young adults – since 10/9/14.
HTGAWM was also up from the year-ago telecast of Scandal in the hour by 10% in Total Viewers and by 7% in Adults 18-49.
Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, 11/20/14.