Ratings Report: Death Become Grey's Anatomy Finale

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Their deaths may have been emotionally manipulative, but the (likely) passing of both George and Izzie was also a ratings bonanza for Grey's Anatomy.

The season-five finale shocked 17.5 million with its finale. Overall, the series averaged a night-best 16.4 million from 9 to 11 p.m.

Izzie's Friend Slips Away?

Among other primetime pickings:

  • The third season finale of 30 Rock was down one million eyeballs from its season average, earning 5.7 million viewers.
  • Southland (4.6 million) saw a season low in viewers.
  • Airing at 8 p.m., the conclusion to Bones' fourth-season earned 8.7 million viewers.
  • All competition considered, Ugly Betty (6.8 million) did okay... and has next Thursday all to itself for its season finale

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