TV Ratings: 'Scandal' leads another quiet night for the big four


A pretty even mix of repeats and originals brought a narrow Thursday victory to CBS — though, among new telecasts, it was ABC's Scandal that topped the night in the key demo.

With a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49, Scandal tied an encore The Big Bang Theory for the top score with younger viewers for the night. The ABC show doubled its encore lead-in, while 10 o'clock offering The Catch dipped down to a 0.6 rating. CBS led the night with its comedy repeat and a two-hour episode of The Amazing Race. The reality competition pulled a steady 0.9 rating in the key demo at 9 p.m. before dipping to a 0.8 rating at 10 p.m.

NBC was also in originals, with Superstore (0.9 adults), Powerless (0.6 adults) and back-to-back episodes of The Blacklist. The returning drama averaged a 0.9 and a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 in its two outings, mirroring the scores of CBS' The Amazing Race.

The only other network to air all originals, Fox, saw steady episodes of MasterChef Junior (1.0 adults) and Kicking and Screaming 0.6 adults).

PHOTOS: A look at this season of 'The Amazing Race'

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ZANZIBAR - JUNE 15: 'Bucket List Type Stuff'--In this Road Block, Matt (pictured) must search the Darajani Market in Tanzania to correctly purchase items on a shopping list in order to receive the next clue on THE AMAZING RACE, Thursday, April 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
ZANZIBAR - JUNE 15: 'Bucket List Type Stuff'--In Detour B, Redmond (left) and Matt (right) must weave two baskets by hand using coconut leaves in order to receive the next clue on THE AMAZING RACE, Thursday, April 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 8: THE AMAZING RACE returns this season with a race unlike any before. In a brand new twist, all 22 Racers are complete strangers who will meet on the starting line. Before 'GO,' Racers will immediately compete in a challenge that will determine the order for picking a Teammate, based on nothing but first impressions. These new pairs of Teammates will then have mere moments to learn their traveling companion's name before beginning a race around the world that will span 9 countries, 17 cities and 36,000 miles. The new season of the 10-time Emmy Award-winning series premieres on a new date and time, Thursday, March 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Top Row, L-R: Joey Covino, Tara Carr, Jessica Shields, Olive Beauregard, Michael Rad, Seth Tyler, Logan Bauer, Jennifer Lee, Shamir Arzeno, Scott Flanary, Vanck Zhu, Ashton Theiss; Bottom Row, L-R: Sara Fowler, Floyd Pierce, Liz Espey, Francesca Piccoli, Matt Ladley; Brooke Camhi, London Kaye, Kevin Ng, Becca Droz, and Redmond Ramos (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
DAR ES SALAAM - JUNE 17: 'Another One Bites the Dust '--In this Road Block, Logan (pictured) must construct a ladle strainer out of a piece off sheet metal. Once the foreman approves of the work, he will receive the next clue on THE AMAZING RACE, Thursday, April 20 (9:01-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
DAR ES SALAAM - JUNE 17: 'Another One Bites the Dust '--After successfully completing the Road Block, Scott (left) and Brooke (right) make their way to the Pit Stop on THE AMAZING RACE, Thursday, April 20 (9:01-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
DAR ES SALAAM - JUNE 17: 'Another One Bites the Dust '--In this Road Block, Brooke (left) must construct a ladle strainer out of a piece off sheet metal. Once the foreman approves of the work, he will receive the next clue on THE AMAZING RACE, Thursday, April 20 (9:01-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
SAO PAULO - JUNE 13: 'Scared Spitless'-- Jessica (left) and Francesca (center) meet host Phil Keoghan (right) at the Pit Stop in Trianon Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on THE AMAZING RACE, Thursday, April 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
SAO PAULO - JUNE 13: 'Scared Spitless'-- Shamir (left) and Sara (center) meet host Phil Keoghan (right) at the Pit Stop in Trianon Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on THE AMAZING RACE, Thursday, April 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
SAO PAULO - JUNE 13: 'Scared Spitless'-- In this Road Block, Tara must rappel down the side of a skyscraper and wash a window. Once their window is clean, he will receive the next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE, Thursday, April 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
SAO PAULO - JUNE 13: 'Scared Spitless'-- Host Phil Keoghan (right) waits at the Pit Stop in Trianon Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on THE AMAZING RACE, Thursday, April 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
SAO PAULO - JUNE 13: 'Scared Spitless'-- In Detour A, London (right) must learn to play the Surdo (drum) or the Chocalho (shaker) then join a samba group to perform a routine, on THE AMAZING RACE, Thursday, April 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
SAO PAULO - JUNE 13: 'Scared Spitless'-- In Detour A, (L-R) Logan, London, Shamir, and Sara must learn to play the Surdo (drum) or the Chocalho (shaker) then join a samba group to perform a routine, on THE AMAZING RACE, Thursday, April 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
SAO PAULO - JUNE 13: 'Scared Spitless'-- In Detour A, Sara must learn to play the Surdo (drum) or the Chocalho (shaker) then join a samba group to perform a routine, on THE AMAZING RACE, Thursday, April 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
SAO PAULO - JUNE 13: 'Scared Spitless'-- In this Road Block, Tara must rappel down the side of a skyscraper and wash a window. Once their window is clean, he will receive the next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE, Thursday, April 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
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