Predict the Ratings for the 'Scandal' Premiere - (Poll)

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October 3rd, 2013

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Scandal went from being a bubble show in season one to a big hit in season two. Tonight, it returns for its third season. Season two ended with several huge cliffhangers. The serialized show has been rerunning on BET all summer to potentially give new viewers a chance to catch up the way they do on Netflix for cable programs between seasons. ABC has done a lot of promotion and the legions of fans who have made the show a social media sensation have been hitting Twitter hard for weeks to make sure everyone on earth knows about it. Will all the hype pay off with a big premiere number? Last year, season two opened with a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. The season two finale garnered a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating, growing over its Grey's Anatomy lead-in. So how do you think it will fare tonight? Make your predictions below then discuss your reasoning in the comments.

  • Michael

    At least 3.5

  • frodo

    3.3 for the premiere.


    The thing it will hurt elementary which skews really old and parenthood won’t do anything. Scandal has huge buzz and it needs a more profile slot to gain more viewers. 10 pm shows don’t garner as many viewers as 9. I think greys has had a good run on Thursday. Believe u me abc was dead on Thursday’s for 25 years before greys moved to Thursday’s in 2006 it’s had this slot for seven years but it’s time for a new buzzed show to inherit the slot and they could put a new show after scandal to push it. Abc 10 pm Sunday has not done well. Greys did fantastic there in its early years and brothers and sisters had it for five years but since then it has tumbled. Greys will be 11 next year it’s time for newer shows.

  • ron

    i predict a 3.0 to 3.2 i dont watch the show but it was getting good numbers last season so this one should be the same

  • Setheriel

    @Paris @rob60990

    You should be happy that people have found shows they enjoy and support them in it. That is what we call in the real world “being an adult”.

    You guys just sound like pathetic people who’s only joy comes from the misery of others. Truly the mark of a child.

  • ALex


    You make a very good point but i feel that scandal is sligtly depedent on Grey’s lead as both shows are very compatibable

  • Ben Thompson

    Scandal 3.3
    Vampire Diaries 1.4
    The Originals 1.4

  • Scandalfan

    3.0-3.2 and over 8M viewers

  • Ram510

    If Blacklist can get a 3.8 at 10 why can’t Scandal, I’m going to guess 3.8-4.0

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  • ALex

    That’s b/c BL had a HUGE lead in from the Voice

  • California

    TBBT – 5.0
    The Millers – 3.9
    The Crazy Ones – 3.5
    Two and a Half Men – 2.8
    Elementary – 2.0

    Scandal – 1.4
    Grey’s Anatomy – 3.2
    SCANDAL – 3.3

    The X Factor – 2.1
    Glee – 2.2

    Parks & Recs – 1.5
    WTTF – 1.6
    SSTW – 1.9
    TMJFS – 2.0
    Parenthood – 1.6

    TVD – 1.3
    The Originals – 1.0

  • whyIcannotPost

    the soap opera of the press must get at least 3.8 and 4 and more than 12 million, if it get less it will be disappointing.

  • Dude

    I wouldn’t be shocked if it got a 3.5 but I went with the safe option and predicted a 3.3.

  • Cher

    I think Scandal will hit an all-time high tonight. There is ALOT of anticipation for it….with Kerry Washington getting an Emmy nod, it made more people interested in the show and they caught up on it this summer. If you start watching it – – you will be hooked! I, for one, at first, refused to watch it because I loved Private Practice and thought Shonda R. was throwing PP to the side for Scandal, but I had to admit, it is a GOOD show and I got hooked!

  • ALex

    TBBT – 5.0
    The Millers – 3.5 (should do decent)
    The Crazy Ones – 2.9-3.0 (expect the drop that Sheild experienced)
    Two and a Half Men – 2.8
    Elementary – 2.0

    Scandal – 1.4
    Grey’s Anatomy – 3.2
    SCANDAL – 3.2

    The X Factor – 2.1
    Glee – 2.2

    Parks & Recs – 1.5
    WTTF – 1.6
    SSTW – 1.9 (I hope this FLOPS, it was bad)
    TMJFS – 2.0 (should stay steady)
    Parenthood – 1.6

  • Dan S

    I voted 3.2-3.3 but it definitely could be higher. I got caught up recently with the Scandal 2 day marathon on BET. There will definitely be a lot of new viewers watching tonight.

  • JaneDoe24

    I’m excited for the premiere. It will probably be around the finale numbers.

  • JaneDoe24

    Or more.

  • Deo

    Depends…if the premiere is at 8 p.m. like tvbn has it (wich I´m sure it isn´t, btw), TBBT will crush it! If, as I believe, it premiers after Grey´s I think at least 3.2 like the s2 finale:)

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