Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Thursday Ratings: “Grey’s Anatomy” Crushed by “SVU,” But “Organized Crime” Will Be Arrested


Thursday night–

“Grey’s Anatomy” was recently renewed for a 21st season. But so far this season has been a ratings flop.

Last night, “Greys” was crushed as usual by “Law & Order SVU.” The former show is stuck around 3.2 million viewers and falling. Next season should be the last unless Patrick Dempsey’s twin brother arrives in town.

The big Thursday hit now is CBS’s “So Help Me Todd.” This is one of those unchallenging CBS shows that could run for years if it’s handled right. No one you know will watch it. Who cares? The star is Marcia Gay Harden, an Oscar winner who brings prestige to the network. I can watch her with the sound off.

The big loser last night was Chris Meloni’s “Organized Crime.” The story of Elliot Stabler is over. Move him to guest shots on “SVU.” Meloni’s show has under 3 million viewers. I wish I knew what happened here. It’s never had a reason for being. But it has one for being canceled — no one watches it.

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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