ABC's 'Scandal' Marks Most-Watched Telecast Ever and Spikes over Last Season's Finale

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May 17th, 2013


via press release:

In its second season finale, ABC’s red-hot Scandal delivered the series most-watched telecast ever (up for the 3rd week in a row) and tied a series high in Adults 18-49  for the 2nd week running.  The show also achieved new all-time highs across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). Scandal dominated the 10 o’clock hour, beating the second hour of CBS’ 2-hour Elementary finale by 68% in Adults 18-49 to finish as the #1 TV series in its slot on each of its last 16 first-run broadcasts.  Scandal spiked over its year-ago first season finale in Total Viewers (+25%) and Adults 18-49 (+39%).  Scandal built on its Grey’s Adult 18-49 lead-in for the 3rd time in 4 weeks.


Scandal Social Stats:  Scandal once again topped Thursday night as the most social series with 571,353 tweets, which is its highest number this season.  This is up +83% from the prior week, and Scandal has now delivered over 4.3 million tweets this season making it ABC’s most social program.  As it has continually done this season, Scandal outperformed the American Idol Finale by +56% (366,061 tweets)


  • sandy2

    Revenge is great too. I watch Revenge on my ipad (3 episodes at a time) but I have to watch Scandal when its on. GO ABC!!

  • Anthony

    I agree with Chrissy. I feel like an intelligent adult when I watch Scandal. Such an amazing show!

  • Lisa Y.

    The daddy reveal at the end of the finale was fun – but Fitz putting his head in Mellie’s lap may have been the final straw for me. I have been struggling to keep my respect for him alive with all of the on again off again – bounce back to Mommie/Mellie. Can’t find him attractive if I can’t respect him, and see him submissive to Mellie and Cyrus. Without respect – all the heat goes out of the whole Fitz/Liv constant smoulder that sometimes becomes a wildfire. I had thought that it would have been exciting to watch them put Liv’s plan into effect over the next season – but now – I’m just bummed out.

  • Winnie Day

    I love the show Scandal, but I was not crazy about the grand finale for Season 2.

    I really don’t care to know about Olivia’s father. I can’t stand the Rowan character.

    I hope Fitz and Olivia eventually reunite together.

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