Last season, many fans of Grey’s Anatomy were shocked by the exit of Doctor Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey). Some were so upset that they vowed they’d never watch the series again. Will Dempsey’s exit from the long-running medical drama seriously hurt the ratings or could the changes ahead help to reinvigorate the series? Cancelled or renewed for season 13? Stay tuned.
Grey’s Anatomy revolves around the personal and professional lives of the surgical residents, fellows, and attendings in the surgical wing of the fictional Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle, Washington. The ensemble cast includes Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Sara Ramirez, Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw, Sarah Drew, Jesse Williams, Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Jerrika Hinton, Kelly McCreary, Jason George, and Martin Henderson.
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 around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Last year comparison: The 11th season of Grey’s Anatomy averaged a 2.38 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.22 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. 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 show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 13th season?