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Ratings: Scandal Tops Soft Halloween Night

Nov 1, 2013 02:58 PM ET
by Joyce Eng

Kerry Washington, Sally Pressman

Halloween scared away most viewers Thursday.

Scandal topped a down night overall with 9.2 million viewers and a 2.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, on par with last week. ABC’s annual broadcast of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (7 million, 2.2) improved more than a point on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland‘s rating in the timeslot and Grey’s Anatomy (8.9 million, 2.6) fell two tenths.

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Bookended by Big Bang Theory repeats, CBS’ new comedies The Millers (9.6 million, 2.0) and The Crazy Ones (8.1 million, 1.9) both hit series lows. Elementary (9.3 million, 1.7) dipped a tenth.

On NBC, Saturday Night Live Halloween earned 5.5 million and a 1.7, boosting Sean Saves the World (4.1 million, 1.2) one tenth. However, The Michael J. Fox Show (3.6 million, 1.1) hit a series low, while Parenthood (4 million, 1.3) was flat.

Fox’s The X Factor recap show also hit an all-time low with 3.2 million and a 0.8, which tied The CW’s The Vampire Diaries (2.1 million, 0.8). Reign (1.6 million, 0.6) was steady.

8 p.m.
CBS: 
The Big Bang Theory (R) 11.6 million (2.5); The Millers 9.6 million (2.0)
ABC: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown 7 million (2.2) 
Fox: The X Factor recap 3.2 million (0.8)  
NBC: Saturday Night Live Halloween 5.5 million (1.7) 
CW: The Vampire Diaries 2.1 million (0.8)

9 p.m.
CBS:
 The Crazy Ones 8.1 million (1.9); The Big Bang Theory (R) 8.4 million (2.0) 
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy 8.9 million (2.6) 
NBC: Sean Saves the World 4.1 million (1.2); The Michael J. Fox Show 3.6 million (1.1)
CW: Reign 1.6 million (0.6)

10 p.m.
CBS: 
Elementary 9.3 million (1.7)
ABC: Scandal 9.2 million (2.9)
NBC: Parenthood 4 million (1.3)