Monday, May 27, 2024

“Grey’s Anatomy” Ends Season 18 Down 21% from Last Year, 1 Million Fans Depart Show


“Grey’s Anatomy” ended its 18th season last night on ABC. It will be back in the fall.

The hospital soap opera finished the season down 23.8% from last year. They’ve lost 1 million viewers over the course of the year.

When “Grey’s” returns in the fall, the three principal actors will on hand — whiny Ellen Pompeo plus Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. Debbie Allen directs and produces, so she’ll likely return. But several characters left Seattle as contracts aren’t resolved. As we know from “Grey’s,” anything can happen.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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