On ABC, GREY'S ANATOMY notched a 2.8, down two tenths from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. SCANDAL earned a 2.7, up a tenth from its last original's 2.6 two weeks ago.
More than doubling its Adult 18-49 lead-in (+155% over the repeat SHARK TANK), ABC's GREY'S ANATOMY took second place in its hour, beating Fox’s IDOL-driven GLEE by 33% and NBC’s 1-hour THE OFFICE by 40%. The ABC veteran drama won its time period in Adults 18-34 and across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). GREY'S was the only show in the hour to gain young adult audience from start to finish. GREY'S held strong retention of its week-ago telecast in viewers (98%) and young adults (93%).
Delivering its best lead-in retention ever out of an original GREY'S (92%/96%), SCANDAL won the 10 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49 by 22% over CBS’ ELEMENTARY (biggest margin ever) and tripled NBC’s series debut of DO NO HARM (+200%). SCANDAL was the #1 series in its slot for its 6th consecutive broadcast with young adults. Gaining over its last original in Adults 18-49 (+4%), SCANDAL marked its 2nd-highest rating ever. In fact over the course of its last 5 originals, SCANDAL has delivered the series’ Top 5 highest-rated telecasts. In addition, the ABC drama hit new series highs with key Women (W18-34/W18-49). The ABC sophomore was up over an original PRIVATE PRACTICE on the year-ago night by 23% in viewers and by 17% in young adults.
On The CW, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES was even with last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was also even with last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating