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Ratings: Fox’s ‘Wayward Pines’ Debut Lost in the Woods Against ‘Scandal’ Season Finale

ABC tops key demo on Thursday, CBS takes total viewers

Fox miniseries “Wayward Pines” may not have stood a chance, premiering against ABC’s mighty “Scandal” season finale. Still, the numbers were not good for M. Night Shyamalan‘s small-screen offering.

“Pines,” which stars Matt Dillon, Terrence Howard and Juliette Lewis, managed just a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.8 million total viewers. Fox is anticipating/hoping for a strong bump in delayed viewing, as ABC may have been the priority last night for fans drawn to both shows.

It wasn’t all great for “Scandal,” however, as the Kerry Washington show was down 32 percent from April 2014’s season finale. NBC’s “The Blacklist” fell even more year over year, dropping 42 percent from its freshman run’s May 2014 Monday finale.

ABC’s night of season finales topped the main demo; CBS won Thursday in total viewers.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, and second in total viewers with an average of 6.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 p.m. finished its season with a 2.2/8 — down 15 percent from last year — and 8.3 million viewers. “Scandal” at 9 received a night-high 2.3/8, and had 8.1 million viewers. The “American Crime” ender at 10 got a 1.0/3 and 4.3 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.6/6 and first in viewers with 7.9 million. Between reruns, “The Odd Couple” season finale at 8:30 posted a 1.8/7 and 8.2 million viewers. “Elementary” at 10 had a 1.2/4 and 6.9 million viewers.

NBC and Univision tied for third in ratings, both with a 1.1/4. NBC was third in total viewers with 5.4 million; Univision was fifth with 2.9 million.

For NBC, following a repeat, “The Blacklist” finished Season 2 with a 1.5/5 and 7.3 million viewers. “Dateline Thursday” at 10 had a 1.0/3 and 5 million viewers.

Fox was fifth in ratings with a 1.0/4 and fourth in viewers with 4.2 million. “Bones” at 8 got a 1.0/4 and 4.6 million viewers. “Wayward Pines” was the only other show on Fox’s primetime schedule.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million. “The Vampire Diaries” at 8 had a 0.7/2 and 1.5 million viewers. At 9, “Reign” received a 0.4/1 and 866,000 viewers.