Scandal fans were all euphoric last night, as their favorite TV drama series finally returned to prime-time TV, on ABC, after a lengthy holiday break.
It finished the night as the #2 TV show in Adults 18-49, behind only CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, and pacing well ahead of Fox’s American Idol, which dropped to a new series low for the 2nd week in a row.
Scandal, which aired from 10-11pm, built on its Grey Anatomy’s lead-in, drawing 9.3 million viewers, beating its combined drama competition (CBS’ Elementary and NBC’s Parenthood) by 22% in the hour. It was also up over its winter finale last December in Adults 18-49 (+3%) to equal the series’ 2nd-highest rating ever!
Later on in the evening, star Kerry Washington appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, during which the pair introduced a Spanish-language spoof of Scandal titled Escandalo, which featured not only Washington, but some of her fellow Scandal cast members, as well as Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s own Guillermo and Kimmel himself.
Watch and laugh... or not: