ABC’s 300th Episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Grows to a 9-Month High in Viewership

ABC’s 300th Episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Grows to a 9-Month High in Viewership

November 10, 2017

Quick Take for Thursday, November 9, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s 300th Episode of ‘Grey’s’ Marks Series’ Most Watched Telecast in 9 Months

In Season 14, ‘Grey’s’ Ranks Among the Top-Rated TV Shows in Key Metrics
Live + Same Day Results:

On the night when the NFL Thursday Night package shifted over to NBC, ABC’s 300th episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” grew over the prior week by 9% to a season high in Total Viewers (8.1 million vs. 7.4 million), marking the series’ most watched telecast in 9 months – since 2/9/17. In addition, “Grey’s” advanced 6% week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.9/7 vs. 1.8/7). The ABC drama stood as Thursday’s dominant No. 1 TV program in Women 18-34, holding a 33% advantage over runner-up CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” (2.0/10 vs. 1.5/8).

“Grey’s Anatomy” Season 14 Stats (9/25-11/5/17 – Most Current Program Ratings):

  • On average, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” ranks No. 1 in Thursday’s 8:00 p.m. hour this season among Adults 18-49, beating runner-up CBS by 6% with “Thursday Night Football”/”The Big Bang Theory”/”Young Sheldon” (3.4/14 vs. 3.2/14).
  • “Grey’s Anatomy” is Thursday’s No. 2 entertainment show this season in Adults 18-49, behind only CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” and stands as the night’s No. 1 TV program overall among key Women (W18-34/W18-49) over “Thursday Night Football.”


  • “Grey’s Anatomy” stands among the season’s Top 5 broadcast entertainment series with Adults 18-49 (No. 5) and holds the No. 3 drama position, behind only NBC’s “This Is Us” and ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” respectively.
  • In its 14th season, “Grey’s” retains nearly all of its audience year to year in Total Viewers (97%) and Adults 18-49 (95%).


  • “Grey’s Anatomy” places among the season’s Top 10 most upscale entertainment series on broadcast with Adults 18-49 in Homes with $100k+ (No. 6) and $200k+ (No. 5) annual income.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 11/9/17, unless stated otherwise.

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