Shonda Rhimes' Success By The Numbers

A breakdown of the TGIT showrunner's incredible success.

Mariya Moseley May, 03, 2017

Shonda Rhimes is a media powerhouse! 

The television producer, screenwriter and The New York Times bestselling author became the first female showrunner to create three series that ran for over 100 episodes each.

In this video, we’re breaking down some of the facts that you should know about her wealth — from her production company to managing a $350 million budget for her four series on ABC. Her debut television series, Grey’s Anatomy , is 13 seasons strong while fan favorite Scandal reached its 100th episode mid-April. 

Rhimes’ Thursday night ABC run of shows, which currently includes Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder and The Catch, is affectionately know as TGIT to devoted fans, which stands for “Thank God It’s Thursday.”

Rhimes is one of the twelve ESSENCE ‘ Woke 100 Women’ May 2017 cover stars and was chosen because she uses her show as a “mirror to what’s wrong—and what should be right—in the world.” 

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Shonda Rhimes is a powerhouse and with more projects on the way, she’s definitely not showing any signs of slowing down. Watch this video to see just how much of an impact she’s making! 

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[MUSIC] Coinage, life, well spent. Presented by Geico. [MUSIC] Shonda Rhimes is the queen of television. The producer, screen writer and author is best known as the creator of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and Private Practice. Her production company, Shondaland, also produces fan favorites. How to Get Away With Murder and the Catch. In a recent tell talk, Rhimes says she manages $350 million of ABC's budget to produce her four network shows. Rhimes holds primetime real estate on ABC's Thursday night line up. The network even came up with the cash raise, TGIT, Thank God It's Thursday. Before she became ABC's golden goose, Rhimes wrote and produced quiet a few teen favorites. She wrote Crossroads starring Britney Spears and wrote the screenplay for the Princess Diaries 2, Royal Engagement. Her first big hit, Grey's Anatomy, has been running for 13 seasons. Gladiators around the country tune in to make political thriller Scandal a highly rated favorite. Not only was the show a hit, the clothes are their own phenomenon Kerry Washington and costume designer Lyn Paolo paired with now defunct brand, The Limited, to create the Scandal collection. How to Get Away With Murder kills the competition on Thursday nights with jaw dropping flat lines. Shonda Rhimes is a powerhouse, and with more projects in the works, she shows no signs of slowing down. [MUSIC] Coinage, life well spent. Presented by GEICO.