It’s Shonda Rhimes’ world and we just live in it. Last night, ABC scored the most viewers of the night with three back to back shows from Rhimes: “Grey’s Anatomy” had 9.80 million viewers, “Scandal” had 11.9 million and the new “How to Get Away with Murder” had 14 million. If they were all different people, that would be 26 million viewers.
“Murder” brings the great Viola Davis to TV. This is the equivalent of having Meryl Streep or Cate Blanchett lead a series. Meanwhile, Kerry Washington is still rocking “Scandal.” One of them had better win Best Actress in a Drama at the Golden Globes this January, or we’re going to have some real things to talk about.
“Murder” had more total viewers than Thursday Night Football on CBS– two million more viewers in fact. In the key demo, “Murder” also did a 3.8, which ain’t bad. Football did a 4.5.