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Thursday Ratings (2/18): Scandal & How to Get Away With Murder Fall Hard, You, Me And the Apocalypse to New Lows


Time
Show Name
Network
A 18-49 Rating
Last Week’s 18-49
8
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.7
3.8
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.1
2.3
American Idol
FOX
1.7
1.9
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
CW
0.8
0.9
You, Me And the Apocalypse
NBC
0.6
0.7
8:30
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.2
2.5
Life in Pieces
CBS
2.1
2.1
American Idol
FOX
2.0
2.2
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
CW
0.8
0.9
You, Me And the Apocalypse
NBC
0.6
0.8
9
American Idol
FOX
2.1
2.1
Mom
CBS
1.8
1.8*
Scandal
ABC
1.8
2.2
The Blacklist
NBC
1.3
1.4
The 100
CW
0.5
0.5
9:30
American Idol
FOX
2.0
2.1
Scandal
ABC
1.7
2.0
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.5
1.6 (Wednesday at 8)
The Blacklist
NBC
1.3
1.3
The 100
CW
0.4
0.5
10
How to Get Away with Murder
ABC
1.5
1.9
Shades of Blue
NBC
1.1
1.1
Elementary
CBS
1.1
1.1
10:30
How to Get Away with Murder
ABC
1.4
1.7
Shades of Blue
NBC
1.0
1.1
Elementary
CBS
1.0
1.1
*: Adjusted numbers; no half-hours available
(R): Rerun
(LY): The numbers are from last year's finale
Please note that last year's numbers are taken from the whole hour statistics, not the half-hours.

With spring comes lower numbers, but nobody could have predicted what happened to ABC last night. Grey's Anatomy held great in comparison with a 2.2, down two tenths from last week. But both Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder fell FOUR tenths! That's an incredibly horrible drop, especially since both shows were considered huge hits not so long ago... Scandal isn't in the 2's anymore and How to Get Away with Murder only got a 1.4, an acceptable score but certainly not a hit one. It may actually be the end of the all mighty TGIT... Unless The Catch is a new hit and can replace How to Get Away with Murder full time. Don't worry, it'll still be renewed this year, no doubt. But with its limited seasons, it would have to get a fifth season to have the syndication-friendly number of episodes, and they might not want to drag it that long... On the other hand, the new head of ABC is a black woman, so maybe she'll want to keep ABC shows that put those characters in the front row... Let's just hope it stabilizes so we don't have to hang to that, though...

NBC continues to deceive with the poor performance of You, Me and the Apocalypse, beaten by a lot of CW shows with its actual 0.6. I wonder why they haven't pulled it out of the schedule when CBS was so fast at pulling the plug to Angel from Hell that got twice those numbers. Well, different network, different method, I guess. The Blacklist held at a 1.3, probably being the most stable not-CW show. Shades of Blue, though stable in the first half, fell to a 1.0 in the last half-hour. I know Thursdays at 10 are rough, but did NBC renew that show too fast?

CBS got saved from last night's drop, with The Big Bang Theory only falling one tenth to a 3.7 and both Life in Pieces and Mom staying stable. 2 Broke Girls replaced Angel from Hell after being pulled from Wednesdays to make place for Survivor. It held up well considering it's now at 9:30 instead of 8 with a 1.5, only down a tenth. It's still only a tenth higher than Angel from Hell, though, so... why pull the plug so fast?

The CW was also down, but with a smaller margin, not by much. DC's Legends of Tomorrow fell by one tenth, bringing it to a still acceptable 0.8. The 100 stayed at 0.5, but it is to be noted that it fell to a 0.4 in the last half... Yes, a 0.4, exactly what Crazy Ex-Girlfriend gets on Mondays without any lead-in... Plus The 100 didn't win a Golden Globe, and we know Jane the Virgin got renewed pretty much because of that... But The 100 is closer to syndication... If The CW renews only one of the two, which one would it be?

FOX had its American Idol night, down two tenths in the first hour but stable in the last.

A lot of questions rises from those numbers!
1- Will Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder be able to go back to higher numbers?
2- How long will You, Me And the Apocalypse stay on the schedule?
3- Did NBC renew Shades of Blue too fast?
4- Did CBS cancel Angel from Hell too fast?
5- If the CW could only renew one, would it be The 100 or Crazy Ex-Girlfriend? Or would they cancel both?
Answer in the comments!

What do you think of those ratings? Is your favorite show down? What did YOU watch? Tell us in the comments!