TV ratings: 'Scandal' leads a quiet Halloween Thursday

scandal-oct-31-13-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Ratings were down some Thursday, as a combination of lower overall viewing because of Halloween and a handful of reruns made for a relatively quiet evening. "Scandal" ended up as the night's top show among adults 18-49, holding steady with last week in the demographic and rising slightly in viewers.

Also Thursday, "The Millers" and "The Crazy Ones" both fell with a "Big Bang Theory" rerun leading off the night. "The Vampire Diaries" dropped as well, but "Reign" maintained its 18-49 rating from a week ago (though it was off a little in viewers). "The X Factor" ran a clip show from its early rounds, and not many people tuned in.

CBS led the night in viewers with 9.4 million, along with a 5.9 rating/10 share in households. ABC (8.4 million, 5.3/9) finished second. NBC (4.45 million, 2.9/5) took third, but its numbers may change some as the network's Cincinnati affiliate aired an NFL game. FOX (2.6 million, 1.7/3) was fourth, beating out The CW's 1.85 million viewers and 1.3/2.

ABC topped the 18-49 demo with a 2.6 rating. CBS scored a 2.0 to take second. NBC came in third with a 1.4, and FOX and The CW tied for fourth at 0.7.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (11.6 million viewers, 7.2/13 households)/"The Millers" (9.6 million, 6.0/10)
ABC: Special - "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (7 million, 3.8/7)
NBC: Special - "SNL Halloween" (5.5 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: "The X Factor" clip show (3.25 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" (2.1 million, 1.5/3)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (2.5)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Grey's Anatomy" (8.9 million, 6.0/10)
CBS: "The Crazy Ones" (8.1 million, 5.1/8)/"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (8.4 million, 5.2/8)
NBC: "Sean Saves the World" (4.1 million, 2.8/5)/"The Michael J. Fox Show" (3.6 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (2 million, 1.3/2)
The CW: "Reign" (1.6 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: "Grey's Anatomy" (2.6)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Elementary" (9.35 million, 5.9/10)
ABC: "Scandal" (9.2 million, 6.2/11)
NBC: "Parenthood" (4 million, 2.7/5)

18-49 leader: "Scandal" (2.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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