Scandal resumed its sophomore run on Thursday night by hitting all-time highs, drawing 8.4 million total viewers (up 18 percent from its fall finale) and a 2.8 demo rating (up 17 percent and beating CBS' Elementary by four tenths).
Leading into that, Grey's Anatomy (9.2 mil/3.1) was up 12 percent and two tenths. The antepenultimate Last Resort opened ABC's night with 5.8 mil/1.2, up 18 percent and two tenths from its previous outing.
Over the past few weeks, I have been hearing and reading so much about this so called, Scandal. Every social network has been flooded with tweets and posts. So what did I do, tuned in. This week may be my third episode and I must say that it has been interesting. Now, I can’t exactly say if the hoopla is about the acting, cast or just the story line overall, but I can guess it has to do with a little all of the above. The cast and plot are remarkable. I was sold with the first episode. There are a few issues that I have with a couple of the characters and I will start with the leading lady, Ms. Oivia Pope (Kerry Washington) – strong character, fashionable, energetic, and very voiceful. The only problem I have with her character is I find that she is very fast talking and sometimes overact her parts at times, a bit too dramatic. Then there’s, Harrison Wright(Columbus Short) – I am happy to see him cast in a serious role, always admired him as an actor but the only thing that bothers me is his raspy whispering tone. I find myself having to struggle to hear and understand what he is saying. However, I am proud of Judy Smith, Shonda Rhimes for entertaining us with a suspenseful, power driven drama, thank you ladies. Also, I commend Kerry Washington for her leading role.
Last night, Paul Ryan traded the campaign trail for a trick-or-treat route, celebrating Halloween with his three children, wife, sister-in-law, niece and invited members of the press in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin. It was a routine affair with just one exception - his daughter's costume. Ten-year-old Liza dressed as Katy Perry, who recently performed at an Obama campaign event.
As Twitchy reported yesterday, President Obama was to head back to the White House after a campaign rally in Orlando today. To "monitor" or something. Now, he's skipping the Orlando event to begin his "monitoring" sooner.
Most of America seems to have their eye on The Democratic National Convention more than anything else on television. The speakers and guests of the Charlotte, N.C. based convention have all been highlighted and examined. However, the man that many viewers have been looking forward to see has spoken. The current President Barack Obama took the stage in the most recent DNC speech and although the venue was changed to a smaller location for safety reasons, the president made sure apologize and hols a conference call with the shut out supporters.
Look, I get it. Whether it’s school, work, family, we’ve all got a lot on our minds. People say to me, “I’m just too busy to think about politics.” But here’s the thing: You may not be thinking about politics, but politics is thinking about you.