Ratings: 'Grey's Anatomy' dominates Thursday

On a night chockablock with season finales, the big success story was Grey’s Anatomy‘s two-hour mega-episode, which topped CSI and CSI: New York‘s finales and obliterated Fox and NBC, leading ABC to a ratings win for the night. NBC fared badly, meanwhile, with its comedies all posting some of their lowest numbers for the season and freshman drama Southland falling to less than half its premiere audience. And Fox’s Bones and Hell’s Kitchen held on to their average numbers.


Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8:00 p.m. Survivor (CBS)
Bones (Fox)
Ugly Betty (ABC)
My Name is Earl (NBC)
Smallville (The CW)
8:30 p.m. Parks & Recreation (NBC) 4.2
9:00 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Hell’s Kitchen (Fox)
The Office (NBC)
Supernatural (The CW)
9:30 p.m. 30 Rock (NBC) 5.7
10:00 p.m. CSI: NY (CBS)
Southland (NBC)


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  • entertainmenttodayandbeyond.com

    Grey’s Anatomy is getting its audience back again as CSI continues to erode. Smallville has maintained a small but loyal fanbase of 3.2 million viewers a week.


  • schrute

    It is so sad that more people watch Grey’s Anatomy a show that is a poorly written angst filled – soap opera, when there are other better alternatives on t.v. The Office for instance is consistently funny, and enjoyable.

  • Adam
  • steve

    I couldn’t possibly care less. The show is lame.

  • yo

    actually grey’s anatomy is a well-written perfectly acted ensemble drama. if you actually watched the episode you would realize how great it is that show had quality numbers. and yeah, it’s angst-filled. that comes with the territory it’s a PRIME TIME SOAP!! geeze…oh and for the record, i’m a huge office fan as well.

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  • Ma

    Neither show is worth watching, a show about the dead (CSI) or Grey’s. Not much choice on a Thursday night at 9:00. And, sorry entertain…, Grey’s isn’t getting it’s numbers back. They did better with last year’s finale. So long Greys…

  • Matt2

    Things we know for sure are:
    1) Grey’s has increased it audience steadily over the last month
    2)That +2 million spread in total viewers is a season best win for Grey’s over CSI
    3)The buzz level is so strong for the Grey’s finale, it will be the center of tv talk speculation over the course of the summer leading up to the fall season. As a result, expect a “who shot J. R.” effect to follow suit. The season premiere will be one of the most watched premieres of the fall.

  • = ]

    hey matt i agree with you…
    but LOST will be the talk of the summer as it is every year..

  • Dave

    How does Supernatural get 4.5 million less viewers then Hells Kitchen…it boggles my mind

  • David

    Life being canceled = No more NBC for me. Big Mistake NBC.

  • Michele Beckley

    It’s time to re-think ratings. I watch Grey’s and 30 Rock. I watch one or both on-line.

  • davidsask

    I hope with the bad ending with no answers, of Grey’s that when it returns in fall fans revolt and not watch premiere. We can all download it instead so they don’t get the numbers and teach creator and the network a lesson.

  • Matt2

    Dave, Lost is my show. Nothing stops me from missing it. And I’m dredding next season’s Lost finale as much as I am anticipating it. But you can’t deny the buzz this Grey’s Anatomy finale generated. It’s huge! And will produce a huge premiere despite the envious punks that so desperately can’t accept the truth. Not everybody that watches Grey’s Anatomy has internet service, much less their own personal computer. F@cking idiots!!

  • HeartSleeve

    What crapola!!! The Office is better than Grey’s???? Only if you are a fan of sophomoric or is that moronic, frat boy humor!

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