The third season finale of
According to early numbers from Nielsen, Thursday's season closer drew 10.5 million viewers overall and a rating of 3.4 among key 18-to-49-year-olds, marking the series' highest rated finale yet and its second highest rated episode ever.
The series high was the Season 3 premiere, in which the show returned from a major cliffhanger.
Compared with the Season 2 finale, Thursday night's episode was up 15% in total viewership and 6% in 18-49.
ABC won the night in the 18-49 demo, notching an average of 2.2 -- where a ratings point equals roughly 1.3 million viewers -- driven by "Scandal," which posted Thursday's best 18-49 rating.
CBS was all reruns except for a double dose of
Fox generated weekly gains with