8:48am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'How to Get Away With Murder' Wraps Steady Freshman Run
ABC bid adieu to How to Get Away With Murder on Thursday night. The network's top freshman of the 2014-15 season aired two episodes, averaging a 2.7 and a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49. Steady with last week in its 10 p.m. slot, Murder has been a consistent performer for ABC and the No. 2 new show on broadcast all season. Though the network hasn't officially ordered a second season, it's just a formality at this point.
Elsewhere on the network, Grey's Anatomy (2.2 adults) lost two-tenths of a point from last week's episode. ABC easily won the night in the key demo.
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With The Big Bang Theory (4.5 adults) steady on CBS, the second episode of The Odd Couple lost little steam in its second outing. It dropped just three-tenths of a point for a promising 2.8 rating in the key demo. After a Big Bang Theory repeat, Mom (2.1 adults) was unchanged in its new time slot. A lift from recent performances by The McCarthys, it was still off from its last airing after an original Big Bang.
CBS also aired Victoria's Secret Swim Special to the tune of a 1.0 rating in the key demo.
Both American Idol (2.1 adults) and Backstrom (0.9 adults) held even on Fox. For better or worse, NBC's lineup — The Slap (0.7 adults), The Blacklist (1.8 adults) and Allegiance (0.8 adults) — was steady as well.