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Grey's Anatomy Ratings Dominate Thursday

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Not that it matters to you, since you watch it anyway, but it's interesting to see that the Grey's Anatomy Season 5 premiere was a powerhouse in terms of national viewing.

It helped that CSI hasn't debuted yet (it will square off against its old nemesis Grey's Anatomy October 9), but Grey's dominated last Thursday night's ratings.

According to Nielsen data, "Dream a Little Dream of Me" had 18.3 million viewers in its two-hour premiere, easily topping last season's average of 14.4 million.

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That's down 12 percent from last fall's 20.9 million premiere, but with DVR usage increasing, Grey's Anatomy should get a huge bump in viewership once those numbers are out, pushing it close or over the 20 million threshold. Good to see the show deliver on the hype!

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Helena

well of coarse! why won't it... ;p ------ xoxo_helena :)

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oooh! it is soo cool to think i'm one of those 14 million! SWEET!!
GREYS ROCKS!!
love always Syd

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)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith