Grey's Anatomy Tops World Series in Ratings

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One could almost feel the battle over the TV remote between men and women on Thursday night. When the dust settled, ABC's Grey's Anatomy seems to have won the ratings battle over Game Two of the World Series on Fox.

The fifth new episode of Season Four of Grey's Anatomy, "Haunt You Every Day," pulled a Nielsen preliminary 7.4 rating/15 share - more or less on par with recent ratings for the show - the best-rated programming of the night.

A close Red Sox-Rockies game (won 2-1 by Boston, who clinched the title last night) pulled a 5.1 rating/14 share, down a bit from World Series numbers in Wednesday's Game One, but still higher than last year's second World Series game.

While Fox was behind Grey's Anatomy's "Haunt You Every Day," the baseball game was tops in the other parts of prime time. Fox won the night overall - just ahead of ABC - with 4.8/14 statistics compared to ABC's 4.6/10.

Grey's Anatomy Tops World Series in Ratings

Grey's Anatomy aside, ABC mostly kept its audience against the Fox sports event - only down two share points from a week ago as a whole. The ratings for both Ugly Betty and Big Shots were in line with its numbers versus a week ago.

In the face of heavy male-oriented programming from Fox, CBS took its power CSI out of harm's way, offering a rerun. On a positive note, Without a Trace was a full rating point better than the disastrous Viva Laughlin debut a week ago.

NBC's comedies had a better night this Thursday - My Name Is Earl grew to 3.6/10 from a 2.7/8 of a week ago; 30 Rock also showed gains, with a 3.1/8 from a 2.6/7. NBC's best performer of Thursday - The Office - put up a comparable 4.7/11.

But this didn't do much for the season debut of Scrubs, which earned a 3.8/9. NBC had a 3.8/11 for the night. CW's Smallville was down at a 1.8/4, and Supernatural was up a bit at a 1.3/3. For the night, CW's 1.6/4 was just behind Univision's 1.7/4.

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Just saw this article where we could ask McDreamy a question? If I'm reading it correctly!


Kathy would you mind givin us a link to the spoiler please?.


If you really like spoilers, check out the link that is listed under comments for "Haunt you Every Day Round Table" by Vio. THe link will take you to the recent sopilers.
Oh Gosh, I just read the spoilers that Vio listed as a link. I feel like I just read the whole script from the Thursday episode. I wonder if it is for real? I know some of the things I read, seems like I've heard it or read before that it was going to happen. So, it may be right for Thursday nights episode. It was kinda excitng to know alittle of what is going to happen. Naturally, I love the Mer/Der part but I do believe like I've said before that we better buckle ourselves in for a bumpy ride for a few episodes before all the good stuff happens with Mer/Der. I can't wait….. but in the mean time my nerves will be shot! (ha)!


Not real sure where I read it or if I heard it on tv somewhere, but I think it was around 18 to 19 million viewers. I checked the neilsen ratings and they haven't updated for last weeks numbers yet.


But how many million ppl watched last episode of Grey's?


OBVIOUSLY! greys anatomy is the best show on tv


i have to say i am really happy, i was starting to get worried at one point. thks for the post and hey kathy thks for the link.


you all knew it was coming!!!! once again grey's is back on top and doing better than ever :), beating out game 2 of the WORLD SERIES!!!! by the way, Boston RULES, go world series CHAMPS!!! :) welcome back grey's, we're all so happy to see you again!!!!! Grey's rules!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!! :)


Nice interview of Patrick Dempsey.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.


Callie: Did anyone ever think you two were a couple?
Meredith: No, because we screw boys like whores on tequila.
Cristina: Then we either try to marry them or drown ourselves.
Callie: Huh.