‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Tops ‘Scandal’!

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“How To Get Away With Murder” was a massive hit in its premiere for ABC, becoming the season’s #1 new show in the 18-49 category, according to Variety. According to Nielsen estimates, the new drama pulled in 3.9 million viewers in the coveted 18-49 age category, and had 14.34 million viewers overall for its premiere.

The show’s numbers were so good that they beat out the show’s lead-in, “Scandal,” retaining 100% of that program’s viewers and increasing viewership to the network by 18 percent.