Thursday, July 18, 2024

Ratings Shocker: “Grey’s Anatomy” Returned Trounced by Competition, Is This The End?


“Grey’s Anatomy” returned for a 20th season last night and was trounced by its competition.

Grey’s on ABC was beaten soundly by “Law & Order SVU” on NBC, and “So Help Me Todd” on CBS.

Also thoroughly trashed was “Station 19,” in its final season. ABC moved it to 10pm so they could bring in “911” at 8pm. They also heavily promoted “911” and did very little for the other shows.

Is “Grey’s” done? Could be. Little by little, ABC has chucked the shows of Shonda Rhimes, the great producer and storyteller, who left them for Netflix.

The result of moving “Station 19” to 10pm wasn’t just bad ratings. They handed NBC a win with “Law & Order: Organized Crime” — they never win! Anything! Chris Meloni should send ABC bouquets of flowers! LOL!

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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