Though the ratings for Grey’s Anatomy have been dropping and the show is expensive to produce, ABC renewed it for a 10th season. Will the numbers continue to fall? Will it be renewed for season 11 or will it be cancelled? Time will tell.
Grey’s Anatomy follows the personal and professional lives of the staff at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital in Washington. This season, the ensemble cast includes Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Patrick Dempsey, Sara Ramirez, Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw, Sarah Drew, Jesse Williams, Camilla Luddington, Gaius Charles, Jerrika Hinton, and Tessa Ferrer.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/8 update: Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed for season 11.
Final season averages: 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.53 million total viewers.
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For comparisons: The ninth season of Grey’s Anatomy averaged a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.08 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you still like the Grey’s Anatomy TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for an 11th season?