TV Ratings: 'Scandal' tops night, 'American Idol' falls

By Kyle Johnson,

With little original competition on Thursday night, ABC lead the way thanks to Scandal, while American Idol fell in the demo.

ABC averaged a 2.0 in the 18-49 demographic and 6.8 million viewers. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was steady with a 0.8 in the demo, reports HitFix. Grey's Anatomy improved to a 2.4 as did Scandal which was up to a 2.9 demo rating without Elementary to snag viewers away.

Though Fox averaged only a 1.8 in the demo, the network won in total viewers with 6.83 million. Hell's Kitchen was relatively steady with a 1.7 in the demo, but American Idol hit another new low with a 1.9 in the demo.

CBS aired primetime coverage of the NCAA Tournament, which was down from the previous year, in early ratings returns, with a 1.1 in the demo and 3.75 million viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

NBC tied CBS in the demo, but averaged 3.5 million viewers. Community was up to a 1.1 in the demo and Parks and Recreation remained steady with a 1.2 in the demo. Parenthood was also even with a 1.2 demo rating.

The CW averaged a 0.9 in the demo and 1.9 million viewers as Reign improved slightly to a 0.7 in the demo. Vampire Diaries remained even with a 1.0 in the demo.

image courtesy of ABC



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