It’s time to talk about “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Last night, as usual, “Law & Order SVU” outdrew the medical soap opera by almost 1 million viewers.
That’s not all. “Grey’s” dropped a whopping 23% in the key demo and 11% in total viewers from last week.
They started the season with 4.758 million viewers. Last night 3.5 million came back to see what was going on.
What’s going on: massive erosion in the 18th season. All the revolving door behavior of actors coming and going, beloved characters randomly dying or disappearing, the toll of all this has finally set in.
So while CBS won the night with “Young Sheldon” and “Ghosts,” NBC was a strong number 2 with its Dick Wolf “Law & Order” night. ABC was in third place. Even “Station 19,” the “Grey’s” spin off which was booming, is starting to collapse. Last night they basically tied with “Law & Order” at 8pm.
What can “Grey’s” do? Put Meredith back in another coma? Bring back Katherine Heigl? A Hail Mary pass is coming.