Viola Davis, How to Get Away with MurderAfter bowing to big numbers last Thursday, freshman series "How to Get Away with Murder" is continuing its hot streak by adding 6 million more viewers to its total ratings haul -- and breaking DVR records.

The Shonda Rhimes-produced drama scored 14 million sets of eyeballs last week, but when live plus three data was accounted for, its new total settled around 20.3 million, a whopping number that should make Shondaland pretty happy. For those keeping score at home, that's the highest DVR viewership increase ever, beating out previous L+3 champ "The Blacklist," which set a DVR record back in January with an additional 5.6 million watching a recorded episode of the show.

And the good news doesn't stop there for the Viola Davis vehicle: "Murder"'s 6 million additional viewers placed the show second only to CBS juggernaut "The Big Bang Theory" in terms of the percentage growth of the total size of the audience. Plus, the series can also boast that it's the top-rated new show in the coveted 18-49 demographic so far this fall TV season.

Cheers to Rhimes and co. on producing yet another hit drama, and cheers to the networks for recognizing the power of the DVR. "How to Get Away with Watching TV on Our Own Terms" has a nice ring to it.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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