TV Ratings Report: An Improved Grey's Area

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Lacking new competition from CBS, Grey's Anatomy finally returned with a new episode last night and enjoyed a seven percent ratings bump from its 2011 finale. How did fresh episodes of two CW favorites fare?

About the same as usual. Read on for a full rundown...


8 p.m.
Big Bang Theory rerun: 11.6 million viewers/Rules of Engagement rerun: 8.6 million
Wipeout: 8.5 million
Bones rerun: 4.8 million
The Vampire Diaries: 3.2 million
Community rerun: 2.6 million/Parks and Recreation: 2.4 million

9 p.m.
Grey's Anatomy: 12 million
Person of Interest rerun: 8.7 million
Bones rerun: 4.3 million
The Office rerun: 2.6 million/Whitney rerun: 2.6 million
The Secret Circle: 2.0 million

10 p.m.
The Mentalist rerun: 9.1 million
Private Practice: 7.8 million
The Office rerun: 1.8 million/Up All Night rerun: 1.9 million

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So glad to see these ratings for both Grey's and Private Practice! Both shows delivered great episodes. Also hoping to hear about season renewals soon!


WOAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Grey's Anatomy is up and so is Private Practice. Hopefully this means another season for PP and another two for GA. Yay!