'Scandal' Posts Best-Ever Repeat Numbers

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January 25th, 2013

via press release:

With a mix of original and repeat programming, ABC ranked #2 on Thursday in Adults 18-49 to an Idol-led Fox, outperforming NBC’s all-original lineup on the night by 54%.


More than doubling its Adult 18-49 lead-in (+150%) and building week to week at 9pm, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy won its hour to finish as Thursday’s #1 drama. During the 9 o’clock hour, Grey’s moved past Fox’s Idol-driven Glee by 11% and beat NBC’s original comedies by 88% (The Office/1600 Penn). Grey’s was up over last week’s Fast Affiliate numbers in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+3%). In addition, the ABC drama gained among Women 18-34 (+5%) to deliver its highest rating since October 4, 2012 .


A repeat of ABC’s Scandal won the 10 o’clock hour among Adults 18-49, besting CBS’ Elementary replay by 20% and NBC’s first-run Rock Center with Brian Williams by 125%. In fact, Scandal was the #1 series in its slot for its 6th consecutive broadcast with young adults. In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Scandal marked its highest repeat numbers ever. Continuing to improve its time period year to year, the Scandal replay more than doubled the year-ago Private Practice repeat in viewers (+104%) and young adults (+125%).

  • Nik

    Go Scandal!! It helps that last night’s ep, The Trail, is one of the most pivotal episodes of the series.

  • gary

    people met Scandal and they love it

  • Zed

    The power of Shonda…

  • Andrew

    Channeling my inner Alicia Keys

    “this show is on fire”

  • Bookworm

    ABC must be pretty happy with what Scandal is doing now. It is clearly a show with reliable numbers and from this week, pretty good with repeats too!

    This show has really grown from its first season and honestly earned its Season Three already. ABC would be wise to continue on supporting it (though social media and entertainments sites do it for them) because it is a sure 10pm hit for them.

  • John A

    LMAO boasting about a repeat that had a original show as a lead in? Sad ABC.

  • Shepherd

    This text make these repeat numbers sound even more impressive, especially when you consider its serialized nature.

  • Melissa

    @John A

    LMAO boasting about a repeat that had a original show as a lead in? Sad ABC.

    Please name any other serialized drama that can pull a 1.8 for a repeat.

  • Melissa

    Grey’s Anatomy will probably rise to a 3.1 in finals.

  • GAYLE ( GAGA )

    Scandal is absolutely a great show! It equates in this millennium to the last of the Dallas’ Dynasty” and faithful Star Trekkies of the last Century. Way to Go!!!!!!!!!

  • kathy

    With the season being so short these days why has Scandal been playing repeats and why would anyone be happy about that. When they decide to start playing new episodes again they will be playing the season finally. I don’t understand this, they just came back from mid-season break. Yes it is a great show but I am now loosing interest with all these repeats!!!

  • Ritza

    I totally agree with you Kathy. I was very disappointed to see a previous episode but I watch it any how because it’ s a great one! Person of interst was new but I decided to see Scandal again and when it finish I decide to see Person of interst that is another great show!!!!!

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