Winners and losers from the last month…

WINNERS

SCANDAL: It’s the little show that could! After an underwhelming first season last Spring that left the show on the ratings bubble, Scandal has been steadily building over the Fall – and hitting season highs.

Now in the New Year, Scandal has most definitely found its feet – hitting well over 8 million viewers and a juicy 2.8 in the 18-49 rating earlier in the month. That’s only slightly down on the show’s Grey’s Anatomy lead in – meaning Scandal has become a bona fide hit that’s able to stand on its own two feet. Heck – even the show’s REPEATS are rating well (5.57 million and a 1.7 demo is better than a lot of original network dramas are able to manage.)

Credit show creator Shonda Rhimes who knows how to fashion a true cliffhanger. Scandal’s assassination plot – and the ensuing fallout – has made Scandal a genuine water-cooler show. The show’s certainly not on the bubble any longer – and ABC’s Thursday nights are now a lot stronger (if only they could fix the 8pm slot!)

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