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Grey’s Anatomy: Season Nine Ratings

ABC TV show greys anatomy - ratingsThe ratings for Grey’s Anatomy have been declining over the past couple seasons. Will they drop so low that the show will actually in danger of being cancelled? Stay tuned to find out.

The ninth season of Grey’s Anatomy typically airs Thursday nights at 9pm on the ABC network. This season, the cast includes Chandra Wilson, Ellen Pompeo, James Pickens Jr, Jesse Williams, Jessica Capshaw, Justin Chambers, Kevin McKidd, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Sara Ramirez, and Sarah Drew.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Grey’s Anatomy is going to be cancelled or renewed for a 10th season.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.08 million total viewers.

Episode 09-24: Thursday, 05/16/13
3.1 in the demo (0% change) with 8.99 million (0% change).
Season averages: 3.10 in the demo with 9.08 million.

UPDATE: ABC has renewed this show for a 10th season for 2013-14.

Episode 09-23: Thursday, 05/09/13
3.1 in the demo (+3% change) with 8.97 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 3.10 in the demo with 9.08 million.

Episode 09-22: Thursday, 05/02/13
3.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 8.87 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 3.10 in the demo with 9.09 million.

Episode 09-21: Thursday, 04/25/13
2.7 in the demo (-4% change) with 8.24 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 3.10 in the demo with 9.10 million.

Episode 09-20: Thursday, 04/04/13
2.8 in the demo (-3% change) with 8.58 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 3.12 in the demo with 9.14 million.

Episode 09-19: Thursday, 03/28/13
2.9 in the demo (-3% change) with 9.02 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 3.14 in the demo with 9.17 million.

Episode 09-18: Thursday, 03/21/13
3.0 in the demo (+15% change) with 9.39 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 3.15 in the demo with 9.18 million.

Episode 09-17: Thursday, 03/14/13
2.6 in the demo (-16% change) with 8.20 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 3.16 in the demo with 9.17 million.

Episode 09-16: Thursday, 02/21/13
3.1 in the demo (+11% change) with 8.75 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 3.19 in the demo with 9.23 million.

Episode 09-15: Thursday, 02/14/13
2.8 in the demo (-10% change) with 8.57 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 3.20 in the demo with 9.26 million.

Episode 09-14: Thursday, 02/07/13
3.1 in the demo (+11% change) with 8.91 million (0% change).
Season averages: 3.23 in the demo with 9.31 million.

Episode 09-13: Thursday, 01/31/13
2.8 in the demo (-7% change) with 8.93 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 3.24 in the demo with 9.34 million.

Episode 09-12: Thursday, 01/24/13
3.0 in the demo (0% change) with 9.01 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 3.27 in the demo with 9.37 million.

Episode 09-11: Thursday, 01/17/13
3.0 in the demo (-6% change) with 8.80 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 3.30 in the demo with 9.41 million.

Episode 09-10: Thursday, 01/10/13
3.2 in the demo (+10% change) with 9.34 million (+14% change).
Season averages: 3.33 in the demo with 9.47 million.

ABC TV show ratingsEpisode 09-09: Thursday, 12/13/12
2.9 in the demo (-3% change) with 8.17 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 3.34 in the demo with 9.48 million.

Episode 09-08: Thursday, 12/06/12
3.0 in the demo (-3% change) with 9.10 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 3.40 in the demo with 9.65 million.

Episode 09-07: Thursday, 11/29/12
3.1 in the demo (-3% change) with 8.95 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 3.46 in the demo with 9.72 million.

Episode 09-06: Thursday, 11/15/12
3.2 in the demo (-3% change) with 8.84 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 3.52 in the demo with 9.85 million.

Episode 09-05: Thursday, 11/08/12
3.3 in the demo (+10% change) with 9.26 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 3.58 in the demo with 10.06 million.

Episode 09-04: Thursday, 10/25/12
3.0 in the demo (-12% change) with 8.76 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 3.65 in the demo with 10.25 million.

Episode 09-03: Thursday, 10/18/12
3.4 in the demo (-11% change) with 9.69 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 3.87 in the demo with 10.75 million.

Episode 09-02: Thursday, 10/04/12
3.8 in the demo (-14% change) with 10.84 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 4.10 in the demo with 11.29 million.

Episode 09-01: Thursday, 09/27/12
4.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.73 million total viewers.
Season averages: 4.40 in the demo with 11.73 million.

Year-to-year, the season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy was up by 7% in the demo (vs a 4.1 rating) and up by 13% in viewers (vs 10.38 million). These were the best numbers since January 2012.

Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 9.83 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. 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 renewed for a 10th season? Widgets  

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Anonymous May 16, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Greys anatomy is the best show ever. Its an emotional experience that just hooks you. This is my favorite show and it should NOT be cancelled.


Marianne Halm May 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Love the show, would be heartbroken if it was cancelled!


kim April 30, 2013 at 10:34 pm

I love this show


Duane April 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Like the show but growing old and it’s ok if they cancel it.


Frank April 27, 2013 at 12:47 pm

We have not been too happy with Grey’s over the last couple of years. Sorry how many catastrophies can happen to the same people? The story line this year is terrible and now because they haven’t picked on Chandra Wilson they decide to screw her up too. That is why it goes our PVR and we can erase if we do not like what we are watching. We use to love that show, we taped other shows and watched it first run but we changed that last year. This thing needs a year of stability no catastrophic endings because not in real life would a lot of this crap happens. Killing off Lexie and Mark pretty well wrote it off for us.


Anon April 24, 2013 at 3:48 am



Anon April 24, 2013 at 3:48 am

I personally think the show needs to come to an end. It’s not always good to lerrors a show run for too long, or it just gets boring.


Kenneth April 7, 2013 at 9:54 am

I have stopped watching it 2-3 seasons ago. Don’t get me wrong , I still think its a great great show . One of the best created. However , I feel like watching something different than watching the somewhat familiar actors / actresses around the hospital …

I just prefer new series n there are so many new ones with great creative idea, I don’t need to be stuck with the same TV series like the old days …

I think fewer TV series should last for more than 6 seasons . Viewers are not getting as loyal as we used to be ….


Janet April 6, 2013 at 2:35 pm

At one point, I believe season 8, I started getting a little bored
with the story lines. I also remember reading that Shonda Rhimes had
to “take Grey’s storyline” back from the fans. I didn’t understand why,
but now I do. The show was getting very predictable and
now I’m excited about seeing the following weeks’ episides!
I love “Grey’s” and at the very least it should have a season 10!


Stephanie April 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I would love it to go on for another few years, but I guess if the ratings are dropping TPTB might not agree. I hope they at least give Grey’s a season 10. They should decide what the final season will be as they’re going into it so that the writers have tine to wrap things up.


Team greys April 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I think this is a great season on greys and I can see it go on for another 3 years or so, from what I can tell season 8&9 have really been great and a lot of people who stopped watching came back and are still coming back since the birth of Sofia,there is much more that can be told and even if some leave there is room to grow w/ new charactors, KEEP GREYS AROUND!


Debbie March 31, 2013 at 8:39 pm

I hope they keep it going even if some actors move on atleast they keep bringing in new people to take a spot when someone does move on…


gigi March 24, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Please kill it now.


Rooney March 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Love you dr Grey


Anonymous April 22, 2013 at 12:33 am

Me too


mscstapleton March 16, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I am still enjoying Greys, I love the actors progression… I mean realistically I know the show only has about season or two left anyway so I hope ABC gives them the dignity of an actual series finale… Preferably in three years!!


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