Tuesday, July 23, 2024

TV: “Grey’s Anatomy” Shows Its Age, Fell to Lowest Numbers Of All Time Last Night with Two New Episodes


You know, the party over at “Grey’s Anatomy” is over.

Last night’s ratings were the lowest of all time, and the lowest of this 19th season.

There were two episodes last night. The first one had 3.255 million viewers– low but not the worst. Whatever happened, however, didn’t retain the audience. The 10pm show fell 12% to 2.857 million. Most shows would be cancelled.

“Grey’s” lost another long time actor last night. Plus, its nominal star, Ellen Pompeo, is gone. They kill off characters left and right to stay within their dwindling budget. The long time showrunner, Krista Vernoff, is exiting at the end of this season.

My guess is, next season, number 20, will be the wrap up.

Even worse: The “Grey’s” spin off, “Station 19,” preceded it at 8pm with 3.76 million viewers. “Grey’s” couldn’t hold its lead in audience.

What to do? Next fall have Patrick Dempsey return as his old character’s lookalike cousin, McDoozy.

Roger Friedman
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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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