Scandal Returns to Series High Ratings

ABC's hit drama Scandal returned to the airwaves last Thursday night with plenty of Gladiators tuning in. The political soap opera scored series high ratings, with 10.6 million total viewers and 3.6 million in the coveted adult 18-49 demo. Scandal's ratings saw a 71% rise compared to last season's premiere. In short, It's Handled, Gladiators.

LIVE BLOG: Scandal Season 3 Premiere

Suit Up Gladiators! It's finally here! The season 3 premiere of ABC's hottest show Scandal airs tonight, and I will be here to live blog it all. Join me when the show starts at 10E/9C for all the "twisty crazy good" drama. Drop me a line in the comments on what you expect to see on tonight's episode!

Here We Go! I've been waiting for this all summer.

We start with a slew of reports of Olivia Pope being outed as Fitz's mistress. We flash between The White House and OPA. OPA seems to be doing damage control. They are unplugging the phones and locking the doors.

Rowan and Olivia are in the car. He makes a crack about her being quiet and wishing she should have been as a child. They go to an airport hanger and Rowan reads Olivia for filth. He goes on about The White House not protecting her when this comes out, and her believing Fitz loved her.

Oh My God! Rowan just reduced Olivia to the Pope to a small child. I don't even know what's happening. This is insanity. He forced Olivia to say she has to be "Twice as Strong". Rowan has a whole plan for Olivia to go away for good until he can get things back together.