Grey's Anatomy Second in Ratings

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Reviews of last night's season premiere of Grey's Anatomy have been strong, but the show fell significantly in ratings compared to a year ago, when Season 3 premiered amid a Meredith-Derek-Finn love cliffhanger.

With 24.9 million viewers, CSI outperformed its own 2006 opener by some 13 percent, and in doing so, trumped ABC's Grey's Anatomy, which garnered 20.5 million (down from last fall's 25.15 million).

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Although Grey's Anatomy fared better among advertisers' key demographics, this is Gil Grissom & Co.'s biggest margin of victory over the ABC titan. The Office (9.67 million) also bested its previous premiere by 670,000.

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I was once upon a time a huge GA fan. I could care less for the Meredith/McDreamy lame saga, but I loved Izzy and Denny. So when Denny was killed off I latched onto the only interesting couple left, Christina and Burke. So now we are left with lame George as a leading man on the show to replace Denny and Dr.Haun replacing Burke. Seriously these GA writers need to get a grip. This season is crap and I have moved onto better shows. THE OFFICE rocks. Bring back Denny or Burke and I'll be back as a viewer. Karrie

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Does anybody have the Grey's Anatomy volume 3 cd? I love track 7, the song Come To Me by Koop. I think it's on their myspace too, myspace.com/koop. It's so addicting!

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Check out this brand new Grey's Anatomy season 4 promo. http://youtube.com/watch?v=k4-... The song in the video is by this band Koop - they're also on the Grey's Anatomy soundtrack. Amazing. Check it out on iTunes, it's seriously addicting.

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called my daughter right after the opener. Her comment was " thats it?" and I agree. losing Burke is a bigger deal than I thought. If they were smart they would bring him back. IF he were smart he'd come back and shut up. There was nothing about the show that was exciting. The number of interns that were new was ridiculous, who cares! the longer I watched, the more disappointed I got! I will watch one more and if it doesn't get better- I'm really bummed.

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Thanks for the links. That is great news that GA DID win the ratings for Thursday night! (even though they were down from last year) I hope they put something else out on the Nielsen ratings letting everybody know!

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And this is the one about DVRs changing the ratings. http://www.adweek.com/aw/magaz...

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Buddytv.com- here's the actual article- http://www.buddytv.com/article...

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vstewart, where did you see the ratings numbers changed putting GA ahead of CSI? Just curious.

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I'm gald to hear that about the ratings.....I wanted GA to be on top and was disappointed to hear they were 2nd. As devoted GA fans we need to stick with the Cast/show and gve them all of our support as loyal fans! They need to know we are there behind them all the way with all the changes they are going through as this season starts. From what I've read and heard from cast members, things are going great and thats what we want to hear! Everyone needs to remember to be patient and not to give up on the show because of Burke and Addison being gone. They have moved on and we wish them well! We need to stay focused on the remaining characters and be excited to see them continue to grow!

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FYI- these ratings numbers have changed since this weekend due to DVR numbers. Grey's was coming out ahead as of October 1. I loved the premiere, even though I miss Burke too.

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Lexie: [narrating] Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
Alex: Denial.
Derek: Anger.
Bailey: Bargaining.
Lexie: Depression.
Richard: Acceptance.