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Today's New York Times Magazine profile of Shonda Rhimes, the showrunner behind Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, was full of juicy statistics. For instance:
- Scandal is the most-watched 10 p.m. drama on any network, on any night of the week.
- Each time a new episode airs, more than 190,000 tweets mention the show, and—hold on to your butts—a "good portion" of those tweets use the popular Internet expression "OMG."
The profile also discussed Rhimes' dream of making a show in the style of Alias, J.J. Abrams' twisty spy drama.
The entire piece is worth a read, especially for the details about the weird state of the TV industry. To put things in perspective, NBC cancelled a show in 1997 after its second season despite said show pulling in over 20 million viewers. Numbers that high don't happen today; Scandal draws over 8 million, and it's the subject of a Times profile.
We're living in strange times, folks.