The season finales of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy brought ABC good numbers last night. The Season 8 finale of Grey’s Anatomy (3.9/11) at 9 PM saw the show up 11% from last week, drawing 11.9 million total viewers. Wrapping up its first season, political drama Scandal (2.4/7) was up 26% from last week’s season low in its 10 PM slot. The 8 PM finale of the now-cancelled Missing (1.3/4) saw an 18% jump from last week’s series low.
On American Idol (4.2/14), the contestants were down to a final two and the show was up 8% over last week, making it the night’s top show in the adults 18-49 demo and among total viewers (15.8 million) — its highest viewer total since March 29. After Idol, Touch (1.8/5) was down 5% from last week. Fox won the night in the demo. CBS edged Fox 11.27 million-11.09 million in total viewers.
CBS’ The Big Bang Theory (2.4/8) at 8 PM was a repeat followed at 8:30 by the season finale of Rules Of Engagement (2.1/7), which was down 22% from last week. NBC went all out with Community, scheduling three separate episodes: The 8 PM Community (1.3/5) was down 7%, as was the 9 PM Community (1.3/4) and the season-finale 9:30 PM Community (1.3/4) with 2.5 million viewers overall for the last of the trio. Weaved in there, at 8:30, the season finale of 30 Rock (1.3/4) was down 13%. Coming up the end of NBC’s comedy night at 10 PM, Awake (0.7/2) ended 22% down from last week and tied for a series low. On the CW, Perez Hilton All Access: Katy Perry (0.3/1) at 8 PM was followed by a Vampire Diaries (0.2/1) repeat. At 9 PM, CBS’s Person of Interest (2.5/7) finale was down 4% from last week. With 13 million viewers, The Mentalist (2.5/7) however, saw it’s fourth-season finale up 4% … but Patrick Jane probably already knew that.
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