Will the 'Scandal' Ratings Surge Hold? - Poll

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December 13th, 2012

The writers and producers of Scandal and ABC's marketing department deserve some recognition. Last week's episode, which revealed #whoshotFitz (seriously, excellent work with that ubiquitous hashtag , ABC) hit a series high 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, up from a 2.2 for its heavily hyped previous episode. Prior to the launch of this storyline, the show typically hit a 2.0 or 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. The question is whether the ratings will hold now that the storyline is switching from #whoshotFitz to #whyshotFitz. (Update: some of you took that description of the plot's change in direction really literally. The actual official hashtag for this week's episode is #whatthehuck.) Make your predictions about the ratings for tonight's episode (#whatratingFitz) below and check back here tomorrow to find out if you're right.

 
  • Lisa

    I think it’s unlikely that it’ll hold up. The shooter has been revealed! That was the big deal. Maybe a 2.2.

  • gerry

    i hope they can keep the momentum going! scandal really seems to be blowing up and as i recall, grey’s anatomy didn’t start out as the ratings cash cow it is today- it worked up to it. hope it can keep a 2.4..

  • POIFanatic

    Is this the most boring show on in its time slot?

    No. That dubious distinction belongs to Elementary.

  • POIFanatic

    I think it’ll get 2.3.

  • CoolRanchDoritos

    Is that why Elementary gets more views than Scandal. Last week Elementary had over 10 million while Scandal had 7 million. Yes it did better in the 18-49 but not in the number of ppl watching.

    I’m not knockin Scandal tho. I enjoy both shows just don’t watch Scandal live anymore.

    I think it’ll go down to 2.4..

  • gary

    Hope >2.4 Go Scandal

  • rob60990

    Hopefully down, A LOT.

  • Rob

    @ Rob, you hate on Max, but you’re also stirring the pot

  • Rob

    I predict Scandal will get a 2.3, but adjust down a bit

  • Bee

    if it does all the way down to 2.1 or lower, that’ll be disappointing. if it does 2.2-2.3, good. if 2.4-2.5, awesome. if above 2.5, amazing. but being realistic is to how last week was hyped and it’s mid-decemeber and a not-so-great week for ABC, i’ll go with 2.2.

  • SJ

    Back down. Likely to a 2.1, then lower after the winter hiatus.

  • danny94

    Erm No!!!

  • brian

    2.4 which is still hit status… anything over 2.2 is nowadays.

  • Hugh

    2.3

  • victorhdavid

    You have to count that Grey’s will probably be a better lead-in this week than it was last week, so even if Scandal drops because it’s not overlyhyped anymore I still think it could be the second best number of the series, 2.3!

  • Melissa

    @CoolRanchDoritos

    Is that why Elementary gets more views than Scandal. Last week Elementary had over 10 million while Scandal had 7 million. Yes it did better in the 18-49 but not in the number of ppl watching.

    I’m not knockin Scandal tho. I enjoy both shows just don’t watch Scandal live anymore.

    I think it’ll go down to 2.4..

    You do realize that total viewership is completely irrelevant, right? Let’s say “show A” averages 15 million viewers per week with a 2.5 demo, and “show B” averages 10 million viewers a week with a 4.0 demo. “Show B” is getting more money from advertisers.

  • Joe Petitjean

    2.5 to 2.4

  • Ann

    I have really been enjoying the storylines on Scandal. There are several sub-plots of which one, Huck, has taken front and center. I think the story writing is brilliant. Sometimes I have to replay the show to get the details in my head correctly. Great show with great actors. Kerry Washington is supurb! The ratings can’t help but go up.

  • Bookworm

    Why no update on the results for the episode rating?

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