Though the ratings have dropped and many castmembers have left over the years, Grey’s Anatomy has remained one of ABC’s highest-rated drama series. How long can this run continue? How long will people keep watching? It surely won’t be cancelled soon but, how quickly will it be renewed for a 14th season? 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., Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw, Jesse Williams, Sarah Drew, Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Jerrika Hinton, Kelly McCreary, Martin Henderson, Jason George, and Giacomo Gianniotti.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Last year comparison: The 12th season of Grey’s Anatomy averaged a 2.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.04 million total viewers (live + same day ratings).
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 renewed for a 14th season?