/// Fizzy, Busy Finale for ABC’s Scandal

April 18, 2014  |  Media Week

With no fewer than four broadcast series calling it a day, Thursday night was a time for cliffhangers and farewells. But has been the case all season long, only one of these shows delivered a blockbuster audience. The season finale of ABC’s sudsy Beltway drama Scandal went off with an all-too literal bang, as a terrorist bombing changed the stakes, and the ontological status of more than one key character was thrown into question. According to Nielsen fast national data, the Season 3 closer averaged 10.5 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-49 demo, making it the second highest-rated episode in Scandal’s history. Season-to-date, Scandal is one of just a handful of network series that managed to improve its ratings versus the year-ago period.

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