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Topic: Scandal

Scandal's Jeff Perry on the Show's 'Rabid' Twitter Audience

The chief of staff holds tweeting get-togethers for his castmates

Specs Who Jeff Perry Age 59 Claim to Fame Stars as White House chief of staff Cyrus Beene on ABC's Scandal (Thursdays at 9 p.m.); currently appearing in Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie with the…

Presenting the Winners of the Television Hot List

It was a big year for HBO

TV Bosses Say Ratings Won't Stop Being Awful Anytime Soon

Er, sorry, 'trending downward'

Now is the winter of our discontent, made that much colder by the absence of the ad dollars that everyone in the TV world swore would come back in scatter. They…

Nielsen Mistake Means Ratings Are Even Lower Than We Thought

Gaffe at season’s start couldn’t have come at a worse time

Given that it premiered Sunday night, it seems like the right time to ask: Is The Walking Dead the only thing young people watch? This past season, the AMC show ranked…

Shonda Rhimes Smashes It in TV Twitter Ratings

Scandal’s Season 4 premiere dominates the competition

Shonda Rhimes is on a roll in Nielsen’s TV Twitter ratings. The producer and screenwriter’s steamy Scandal, set in Washington D.C., generated the most Twitter traffic last week. It inspired…

TV Stars Get a 228% Boost in Follow Rate When They Live-Tweet

Twitter pays off for tube marketers

If TV marketers are having a hard time getting their stars to live-tweet, maybe this stat will help: Cast members’ accounts get a 228 percent increase in follow after live-tweeting…

ABC Finishes Upfront Deals With Mid-Single Digit Increases, Low Volume

Network bets big on nonwhite audiences

ABC has confirmed that it is essentially done with upfront negotiations with the major agencies; a network source says that the broadcaster is making cleanup deals with a few smaller…

The Next Aaron Spelling? Showrunner Shonda Rhimes Is ABC's Queen of Prime Time

Taking charge of ABC's full Thursday night lineup

The pilot of then-unknown hospital drama Grey’s Anatomy was nearly complete in early 2005, but some real heavy lifting remained. Shonda Rhimes, a screenwriter who was taking her first stab…

Upfront Upheaval: ABC Creates an All-Shonda Rhimes Thursday Block

Hit-maker signs 4-year contract extension with ABC Studios

It’s Shonda Rhimes’ world; everyone else just lives in it. The creator of the ABC franchise drama Grey’s Anatomy and the scorching Beltway caper Scandal is getting her very own night,…

Sluggish Debuts for Bad Teacher, Black Box

As season winds down, 2 new shows stumble

With just a month to go before the 2013-14 broadcast TV season slinks off into the murk of history, the networks on Thursday night launched a pair of last-gasp series.…

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