While the Grey’s Anatomy TV show has remained a top-rated drama for ABC, nothing can last forever. One also has to wonder how long the show will continue now that creator Shonda Rhimes has left ABC Studios for Netflix. While it seems unlikely that Grey’s Anatomy will be cancelled, this could be the beginning of the end. Will there be a 15th season? Stay tuned.
Grey’s Anatomy features the talents of Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw, Sarah Drew, Jesse Williams, Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Kelly McCreary, Jason George, Martin Henderson, and Giacomo Gianniotti. Recurring players include Debbie Allen, Kim Raver, Abigail Spencer, Matthew Morrison, and Stefania Spampinato. The long-running ABC medical drama 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 ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in 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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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.
For comparisons: The 13th season of Grey’s Anatomy on ABC averaged a 2.07 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and 7.845 million viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Grey’s Anatomy TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a 15th season on ABC?