Thursday, October 10, 2013

SCANDAL "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" Preview

Photo Credit: ABC
The third season of SCANDAL continues on Thursday, October 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

In "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," we learn more about Olivia's estranged relationship with her father through flashbacks.

Meanwhile, both the White House and Pope & Associates are still in the middle of cleaning up the very big and very public mess they created.

Check out a sneak peek video below:

SCANDAL stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Captain Jacob "Jake" Ballard.

Guest starring Kate Burton as Vice President Sally Langston, Norm Lewis as Senator Edison Davis, Brian Letscher as Tom, Steven W. Bailey as Coroner Noah Elliot, Samantha Sloyan as Jeanine Locke, Sharmila Devar as Lauren and Joe Morton as Rowan.

"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" was written by Heather Mitchell and directed by Allison Liddi-Brown.

SCANDAL Premiere Ratings Notes:
• Total Viewer Multiplatform: When looking at TV based on the Total Viewer average audience, the premiere drew 10.5 million total viewers in the Live + Same Day window, plus an additional 2.8 million timeshifted viewers in days 1-3. The Tuesday encore garnered 3.0 million viewers (Live + Same Day), and the episode was viewed 1.4 million times across ABC’s Full Episode Player and Hulu over its first 5 days.

• Year to Year: SCANDAL’s total multiplatform viewing grew by +91% over its season premiere last year. Even without the inclusion of this year’s encore, SCANDAL s TV viewing grew +51% and online viewing nearly tripled (+186%).

• Social: The premiere of SCANDAL at 10 p.m. delivered 713k tweets, which was the show’s highest social delivery to date and the highest for any broadcast series telecast this season. The premiere was up +22% from May’s season finale (583k tweets) and up +714% from last fall’s premiere (88k tweets). The premiere of SCANDAL ranked #1 for the week as the most social broadcast program.

- Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings: Weekly Top 10 (9/30 - 10/06)
- SCANDAL Premieres With Series Highs In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

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