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.
3/4 update: ABC has renewed Grey’s Anatomy and 14 other TV shows for the 2016-17 season. Details here.
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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?
Ignorant reaction from Shonda re Jessie Williams BET comments. She should not forget that she was milking white talent so many years, and adopt a decent neutral position. Continuously declining ratings should open her eyes.
Season 10 was awesome! Since then, the show has been nothing but a failed attempt to save an unsinkable ship, a freefalling plane. New characters, such as Pierce do nothing but increase boredom. Hope Shonda will come round and start working on the great finale we all deserve.
WHY is this HOKEY “thing” still on the air!! Time check out….your papers should be in order by now. GEEZ!
I had stopped watching Grey’ after the incendiary racist remarks that Jessie Williams made at the BET’s. I was surprised when Shondra didn’t remove him as she had others.
All the sparkle has bled out of Grey’s Anatomy. These new characters have none, making it infinitely more exciting to watch paint dry than this current storyline. Those that remain seem to be just going through the motions with no one left to play off of. Which is not only boring, it’s painful to watch when it WAS entertaining and fun. If some new life isn’t breathed back into this show very soon it won’t burn out, it will just continue to fade away. Keep it simple and go back to what works, We watch because we care about the… Read more »
Haven”t watched the show since the death scene of Derrick. Insulting both the actor and the audience loyalty and intelligence. We needed both parties to grow up and handle things like adults. I do not watch ‘Scandal’ either, as it is not cleverly written, never mind entertaining. We are Aza getting poorly written TV shows or just reboots of previously good IDs
It was the actor’s decision to leave the show, not the producer’s. They can’t force anyone to stay on the show once the contract is over. He decided not to renew his contract. They decided he would die because there was just no better way to do it. What other story line could they follow? He abandoned Meredith and his kids? It was the only way to exit him permanently without damaging the character or the love story. Same thing with Sloan and Lexie. They wanted off the show.
I was a bit late coming on to Grey’s Anatomy, but what I can tell is that the show lost it’s spark. All the people that I loved are gone(pretty much). and I don’t know if it is just me but I hate a lot of new characters. Just doesn’t feel the same. If it wasn’t for Bailey and Hunt and Meredith and Alex(and a few others ). I remember this used to have somewhat of a fun side to it. It lost it’s quality . Different writers maybe? Some of pairing didnt make sense either…Jo and Alex .. Owen… Read more »
PLEASE get rid of Jerrika Hinton her part is so boring.I think they had better amp up Merediths love life with Henderson and bring in some fresh writers to try to save the show,/There are still the core actors there…Alex,Baily,Richard,etc A big part of me wants to say cancel….more than go on though.
This show had top notch actors, from George Clooney to Julianne margos to Noah wyle. I haven’t seen it in a few years but I’m sure it’s wonderful. It’s amazing that it is still on, must almost be 15 or 16 years…
still love it! The show is the same and I was happy Derek got killed of…-not happy but it was ok with me. It seemed like he has gotten way over his head and his character seemed to mirror his real life. Patrick must have been a pain in the…to work with since his last scenes seemed to be only with Ellen Pompeo and barely anyone else from the cast, plus he had his suspension…if you don’t learn after they give you numerous of chances then you don’t deserve to be there…maybe he thought he is too big of a… Read more »
Stopped watching after I cried my eyes out when Derek died. I felt betrayed at how they just killed off Derek. He deserved a better exit. From what I hear, it has really gotten boring and unbearable to watch. Do us a favor and just end the show please. And if they do decide to end it, I hope they give us a well-written series finale. They owe us that.
im sorry but season 12 is one of the best seasons so far, greys is actually the best rated drama in ABC right now, you should watch.
“from what I hear…” = you making that up.
They don’t owe you anything.
I believe it’s time to cancel this show. Been a fan since day 1 but the last 2 years, the Meridith character has become a *****. FINALLY the other 2 main characters are getting divorced. She’s so whiny. Now she a prego-come on.
The last two shows really stink.