Shonda Rhimes might be having the best week ever. Not only is she the mastermind behind two of the most compelling dramas on TV -- which bring in five percent of ABC’s total revenue! -- but one of those shows just hit a series high in the ratings.
Sadly, we’re not talking about Grey’s Anatomy. But rest assured Grey’s fans, the penultimate episode of Season 9 (Episode 23: “Readiness Is All”) scored an impressive 2.9 in the coveted 18-49 advertising demo. Over eight million of you tuned in to watch as a superstorm wreaked havoc on Grey Sloan Memorial, and these numbers pretty much guarantee a Season 10.
But it was Shonda’s other show, Scandal, that achieved a new series high and delivered the highest rating for any other drama in the 10 p.m. timeslot. Gladiators will be happy to know Scandal scored a stellar 3.2 in the demo, building on its Grey’s Anatomy lead-in by 10 percent!
Way to go, ShondaLand fans!
Catch the Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 finale on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.