TV ratings: 'Scandal' hits a series high Thursday while 'Person of Interest' also scores bigAdd to Favorites | Person of Interest
It's not exactly "Who shot J.R.?," but "Scandal" fans wondering "Who shot Fitz?" helped push the show to series highs in viewers and adults 18-49 Thursday.
A pair of CBS shows, "Two and a Half Men" and "Person of Interest," also had very good nights, scoring season bests in viewers and the 18-49 demographic (pending updates, as the network's Denver affiliate carried an NFL game). On the flip side, "The X Factor" slipped a little from last week, and "The Vampire Diaries" and "Beauty and the Beast" both fell a good amount.
CBS dominated the total-viewer race with 13.9 million, along with an 8.6 rating/14 share in households in primetime. ABC (7.3 million, 4.8/8) was the best of the rest, beating out FOX's 6.6 million viewers and 4.0/6. NBC came in fourth with 3.5 million viewers and a 2.4/4, and The CW (1.9 million, 1.3/2) trailed.
The adults 18-49 title also went to CBS, which earned a 3.4 rating in the demo. FOX's 2.3 edged ABC's 2.2 for second. NBC averaged 1.3 and The CW 0.8.