Definitely Gladiators. Not bitches.
ABC's Scandal on Thursday night opened Season 3 with 10.5 million total viewers and a 3.6 demo rating -- up 15 and 13 percent from its May finale to hit all-time highs in both measures.
Versus its sophomore opener, the buzzy drama surged 59 and 71 percent.
Leading into Scandal, Grey's Anatomy (9.4 mil/3.0) was steady in viewers but down 12 percent in the demo from its two-hour opener.