This year, in its 15th season, Grey’s Anatomy matches the record of ER as the longest-running primetime medical drama. Grey’s continues to be one of ABC’s top-rated shows so it seems certain that it will be renewed for a 16th season. Who will leave, stay, or return? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A high-intensity medical drama series that airs on ABC, Grey’s Anatomy stars Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Kevin McKidd, Kim Raver, Jesse Williams, Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Kelly McCreary, and Giacomo Gianniotti. Though this series has been on the air for 15 seasons, there is still plenty of personal and professional drama to come. Meredith Grey (Pompeo) and the other doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial are faced with life-or-death decisions on a daily basis. This team of healthcare professionals share friendship and sometimes, even more. Together they discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white.
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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For comparisons: The 14th season of Grey’s Anatomy on ABC averaged a 1.93 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and 7.56 million viewers.
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? Should this ABC TV show be cancelled or renewed for a 16th season?