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.

Can You Even Do That?

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!

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.


What about online viewing on available on Fridays?


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


oooh! it is soo cool to think i'm one of those 14 million! SWEET!!
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)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.