TV Ratings: 'Scandal' Improves in Return

The ABC drama joins "The Big Bang Theory" in coming back from recent season lows.
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The Big Bang Theory was up two-tenths of a point from last week's season low on CBS, leading broadcast for the night with a 3.7 rating among adults 18-49. A steady Odd Couple (2.2 adults) followed, while Mom (1.0 adults) and Elementary (1.4) both grew by two-tenths of a point as well.

Scandal saw a lift on ABC. The drama, which had been trending down in recent weeks, improved three-tenths of a point after sitting last week out and averaged a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49. It was sandwiched by a steady Grey's Anatomy (2.1 adults) and a slightly lifted American Crime (1.1 adults).

Both Bones (1.0 adults) and Backstrom (0.7 adults) were at lows on Fox, albeit relatively steady. Dateline (1.1 adults) matched last week's score on NBC.