‘Scandal’ Moves Into the Top 5

‘Scandal’ (ABC)

Shonda Rhimes has a firm handle on a big chunk on the ABC primetime lineup, especially with her TGIT shows (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder) which own the Thursday landscape. Scandal has been a roller coaster ride this season, as the Gladiators tried to figure out who was behind the assassination of President-elect Frankie Vargas. The series makes a big move in the weekly XFINITY Top 20 On Demand chart, jumping up 5 slots all the way to No. 5. The show is still generating heat, although ABC just announced that the upcoming seventh season would be its last. Watch past episodes right here.

Catch Up: Twin Peaks is back! David Lynch’s mesmerizing look at all the sinister happenings in a small town took the TV world by storm in the early ’90s as the mystery over who killed Laura Palmer took center stage. The characters, the music, the intrigue. It was all so captivating. Now, David Lynch has brought Agent Dale Cooper, and many of our other favorites back for an all-new 18 part new tale. Catch up on past episodes right here and get ready for Twin Peaks: The Return, premiering this Sunday on Showtime.

Hot Series: Even after a remarkable 28 seasons, The Simpsons is still going strong. More than strong in fact. The story about Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and the rest of Springfield has already been renewed by FOX for an additional two seasons, bringing it to a record-breaking 30 seasons. Catch up on all past episodes right here before the season finale airs this Sunday.

This Week’s Premieres: Downward Dog (ABC – Wednesday), Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry (E! – Wednesday), 12 Monkeys (Syfy – Friday), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix – Friday),  Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime – Sunday)

Top 20 New TV Episodes: May 1 – May 7

Rank

Movement

Series

Network

1

 0

Empire (ep 15)

FOX

2

+1

Designated Survivor (ep 19)

ABC

3

-1

American Gods (ep 2)

Starz

4

+2

The Big Bang Theory (ep 23)

CBS

5

+5

Scandal (ep 13)

ABC

6

+1

Grey’s Anatomy (ep 22)

ABC

7

+1

The White Princess (ep 4)

Starz

8

+11 Blue Bloods (ep 22)

CBS

9

0

Better Call Saul (ep 4) AMC

10

-5

The Real Housewives of Atlanta (ep 24)

Bravo

11

Saturday Night Live (Chris Pine, ep 19)

NBC

12

0

Billions (ep 12)

Showtime

13

+1

Teen Mom OG (ep 18)

MTV

14

 +19

Greenleaf (ep 8)

OWN

15

+3

Chicago Fire (ep 20)

NBC

16

+6

Keeping up with the Kardashians (ep 9)

E!

17

-6

Black Ink Crew (ep 18)

VH1

18

NCIS (ep 22)

CBS

19

 -6

Chicago P.D. (ep 21)

NBC

20

Teen Mom OG (ep 19)

MTV

Top 20 TV Series: May 1 – May 7

Rank

Series

Network

1

Game of Thrones

HBO

2

Designated Survivor

ABC

3

Empire FOX

4

The Big Bang Theory

CBS

5

The Arrangement

E!

6

Billions Showtime

7

Married at First Sight A&E/fyi/Lifetime

8

The Mick

FOX

9

The Simpsons FXX/FOX

10

American Gods Starz

11

Famous in Love Freeform

12

Better Call Saul

AMC

13

The White Princess Starz

14

Silicon Valley HBO

15

Scandal ABC

16

Family Guy FOX/adultswim

17

The Voice

NBC

18

The Leftovers

HBO

19

Greenleaf

OWN

20

Southern Charm

Bravo

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