‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Finale Offs Competition in Ratings

How to Get Away With Murder (Credit: ABC)

How to Get Away With Murder ended on top. The series, which starred Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, ended its six season run by winning its timeslot on Thursday night.

The ABC drama drew a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.24 million total viewers at 10 p.m., according to TV Series Finale. That marked its best same-day audience since 2018 and its highest 18-49 rating of the season.

The drama aired against a repeat of S.W.A.T. on CBS, which scored a 0.4 demo rating and 3.36 million viewers. On NBC, a repeat of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit drew a 0.3 rating and 2.36 million viewers at 10 p.m.

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ABC won the night overall. The network kicked off its primetime slate with Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, which scored a 0.9 and 6.5 million viewers. It was followed by the Station 19 finale, with a 0.9 rating and 5.9 million viewers, making it the night’s highest-rated scripted show.

HTGAWM debuted in September 2014, and co-starred Jack Falahee, Billy Brown, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Charlie Weber and Liza Weil.

In July 2019, ABC announced the series would end after six seasons. The show was created by Peter Nowalk and produced by Shonda Rhimes. Series star Davis became the first black woman to win an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her role on the show in 2015.