‘Scandal’ Gets Season 7 Renewal on ABC
Despite a serious drop of the viewing audience (-25%) during the sixth season premiere of “Scandal” that held on Jan 26, 2017, the political thriller still remains one of the most rated TV shows on ABC. Of course, millions of fans are concerned, whether or not it will be the last season of “Scandal” or ABC is about to pick up the political drama for a next season? Fortunately, on February 10, 2017, it was announced that ABC has given an early renewal for its political drama series “Scandal.” According to the official announcement, “Scandal” Season 7 is scheduled to premiere within the 2017-2018 television season on ABC. There has been no official announcement of a specific release date for a seventh season. So we advise you to subscribe for our automatic notifications if you don’t want to miss the upcoming premiere.
Actually, we have been expecting the decision on renewal from ABC, given the impressive reception of the current season among critics and viewers, as well as pretty strong television ratings. Let’s take a look at some significant figures, in order to learn why ABC made this decision. Currently, according to IMDb, “Scandal” has a score of 7.9/10 based on over 54,000 user votes. At the same time, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the current season of “Scandal” has a score of 8.0/10 and a 100% approval rating among critics, as well as a score of 3.5/5 and a 66% approval rating among the viewers. The premiere of the current season has drawn 7.623 million viewers (-25.61% compared to last season’s premiere) with a 2.00 demo rating (-38.65%) among adults (18-49).
“Scandal” Season 6 picks up when “the election results for the presidential race between Mellie Grant and Francisco Vargas are announced, and the shocking results lead to an explosive outcome,” according to ABC. The TV series is created by Shonda Rhimes, who also serves as executive producer jointly with Betsy Beers and Mark Wilding.
Notification of the Release Date (Season 7)
“Scandal” Season 6 kicked off on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 9:00-10:00 PM EST on ABC, garnering 7.623 million viewers, critical acclaim, as well as principally positive reviews from the target audience. As we expected, ABC was satisfied, looking at the viewing figures of the current season, therefore the American Broadcasting Company has confirmed the renewal of “Scandal” for a seventh season. “Scandal” Season 7 will kick off sometime in 2017-2018, according to the official announcement. However, ABC has yet to announce a specific release date for a seventh season.
Fortunately, we’re able to inform you about the further updates of the political drama series, as well as about the “Scandal” Season 7 release date. Stay tuned for updates. Don’t miss the premiere! Join our list of subscribers using the form below, and we’ll deliver a notification on the release date directly to your inbox.
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