ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy' Emerges as TV's #1 Broadcast of the Week in Adults 18-49

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April 8th, 2013

Grey's Anatomy

via press release:

ABC's Grey's Anatomy Emerges as TV's #1 Broadcast of the Week in AD18-49

Live + 7 Day Ratings for the week of 3/18/13 (Week #26):


Based on Nielsen’s TV playback data for the week, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy picked up an additional +1.5 rating points to emerge as TV’s #1 broadcast program of the week in Adults 18-49 (4.5 rating). In the final Live + 7 day numbers, the ABC drama moved out of a tie with CBS’ Criminal Minds (4.4), while leapfrogging over CBS’ NCIS (4.4) and Fox’s American Idol-Weds (4.3) to finish the week as the highest-rated broadcast among young adults. The ABC drama had inched past the Thursday edition of American Idol by 1-tenth of a rating point to stand as the night’s #1 show for the first time ever in the Live + Same Day numbers, towering over the Fox program by more than a full rating point in the final Live + 7 Day ratings (+1.1 rating points – 4.5 vs. 3.4).


ABC’s Castle was the week’s biggest overall broadcast gainer via time shifted-viewing for the first time ever, adding 4.0 million viewers to its Live + Same Day tally (15.24 million).


  • Among Adults 18-49, ABC saw 4 shows add on at least a full rating point to their first-reported Live + Same Day numbers: Grey’s Anatomy (+1.5 rating points), Castle (+1.1 rating points), Scandal (+1.0 rating points) and Once Upon a Time (+1.0 rating points).


  • ABC had 4 shows growing by at least 2.5 million viewers over their originally reported L+SD numbers: Castle (+4.00 million), Grey’s Anatomy (+3.12 million), Body of Proof (+3.08 million) and Scandal (+2.61 million).


Please note: ABC’s The Middle, Modern Family and Nashville were in repeats this week.


  • Fred

    Pretty impressive for a such an old show.

  • Sean

    YAY!!! Love Greys Anatomy!

  • Tommy

    Body of Proof rating are going higher and higher each week. :D

  • Juan

    Yay grey’s still my fav hope scandal keeps going up and revenge and OUAT rebound

  • Melissa

    Nice feat for Grey’s Anatomy; I think it ranked #5 in the L+SD top 25 for that week.

  • Katarzyna

    CASTLE rules! :) :) :)

  • Flame

    They should also add “Please note: CBS’ Big Bang Theory did not air this week.” ;-)

  • Michael

    People ask, why this show is still on air? This is the reason why! Very impressive!!! I could see ABC renewing Grey for another 3 seasons, at the very least.

  • Melanie P.

    Great job Grey’s!

  • Judy912

    Congratulations ‘CASTLE’ for the best DVR overall viewership ratings ever!!

  • Kristin

    Blah blah towering over AI… there just wasn’t a new Big Bang Theory.

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