Scandal Scores Series-High Ratings; Stars Thanks Fans For Support

Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in ABC's 'Scandal' Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in ABC's 'Scandal'

“Scandal’s” shocking Season 2 finale had fans gasping in record numbers for the ABC drama.

The series scored its biggest night ever on Thursday, pulling in an impressive 9.1 million viewers.

Following their big night, many of the show’s stars took to Twitter, thanking their fans, dubbed “Gladiators,” for their unwavering support.

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Here’s what the cast and creator Tweeted:

Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope): “WE TRULY DO HAVE THE BEST FANS EVER!!! Thank you for being on this crazy ride with us. I woke up with a heart bursting with gratitude.”

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Show creator Shonda Rimes: “Thanks to every one of you who watched one or both finales tonight - whether you cheered or shrieked with rage. Am grateful for your voice!”

Jeff Perry (Cyrus Beene): “THX #Gladiators for the epic night”

Scott Foley (Jake Ballard): “Scandal fans are truly the Best. Thanks for a great season.”

Darby Stanchfield (Abby Whelan): “Thank you #Gladiators for giving us a SEASON 3!!! We absolutely love you to pieces & are so so so grateful you watch & tweet our show! XOXO”

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Guillermo Diaz (Huck): “Thank you SO much Gladiators!..for always goin over a cliff for us..much love!”

Tony Goldwyn (President Fitzgerald Grant): “That’s a wrap [Gladiators]!!! Thanks for an incredible season. We owe it all to you! See you in September!”

“Scandal” Season 3 is slated to air this fall on ABC.

-- Jesse Spero

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