Not new news: Shonda Rhimes is winning and ABC couldn't be happier. The network's #TGIT-branded Thursday night lineup featuring Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get the Way with Murder broke a record in ratings during November sweeps.
The three series aired their winter finales last night, and to recap: Olivia Pope is free, we finally know who killed Sam, and I fell off from watching Grey's Anatomy so I have no idea who's even still on it except Jesse Williams.
Entertainment Weekly reports:
All three dramas from showrunner Shonda Rhimes delivered strong ratings Thursday night, with Grey's at 8.3 million viewers and a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, Scandal at 10 million and a 3.1 rating and HTGAWM with 9.8 million and a 3.1 rating. HTGAWM in particular rose 7 percent from last week.
ABC points out the network won all four Thursdays in the adult demo during the November "sweeps" period—which hasn't happened for the ABC in at least 23 years.
So basically, Shonda is doing this.
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