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: Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
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?