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*When it comes to ratings, Annalise Keating has a leg up on Olivia Pope. Wow, who knew?!

According to Deadline, ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder” has come out on top of “Scandal” as the top new drama in the ratings this fall.

The site also noted how “HTGAWM” star Viola Davis stood out with being older than the typical leading lady.

“I don’t see anyone on TV like me in a role like this… a woman of color, of a certain age and a certain hue,” said Davis, who plays Keating on the show.

The power of a diverse cast and a various actors from different backgrounds in lead roles appears to have struck a nerve with TV viewers, as shown with the success of CBS’ “Scorpion,” the CW’s “Jane The Virgin” and “Black-Ish,” which, so far,  is the top new comedy for the season.