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Ratings: ‘Scandal’ Slips to New Lows in Show’s First Crack at 10 PM

Scooby-Doo ”Supernatural“ episode matches CW series season highs

Perhaps “Scandal” is not built for 10 p.m. The Shondaland series was pushed to the final hour of primetime last night, when it hit a new all-time low in both the key 18-49 demographic’s ratings and among total viewers.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.4 million, according to preliminary numbers.

“The Big Bang Theory” at 8 scored a 2.4/11 and 12.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “Young Sheldon” earned a 2.0/9 and 11.7 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 put up a 1.4/6 and 8.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “Life in Pieces” got a 1.0/4 and 6.2 million viewers. “S.W.A.T.” at 10 received a 0.9/4 and 5.3 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and second in viewers with 5.5 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 posted a 1.7/8 and 7 million viewers. “Station 19” at 9 had a 1.2/5 and 5.8 million viewers. At 10, “Scandal” settled for a 0.8/4 and 3.8 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.5 million. “Superstore” at 8 sunk from last week to a 0.8/4 and 2.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “A.P. Bio” managed a 0.6/2 and 2.1 million viewers. “Will & Grace” at 9 had a 0.9/4 and 3.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “Champions” limped to a 0.5/2 and 1.9 million viewers. At 10, “Chicago Fire” finished primetime to a 0.9/4 and 5.3 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 2.4 million. “Gotham” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2.4 million viewers. At 9, “Showtime at the Apollo” got a 0.6/3 and 2.5 million viewers.

The CW and Univision tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. The CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.6 million, Univision was sixth with 1.5 million.

For The CW, an animated “Supernatural” with visitors from the “Scooby-Doo” cartoons at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2 million viewers. At 9, “Arrow” got a 0.4/2 and 1.1 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.