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Update: “Grey’s Anatomy” Ratings Up Slightly for Season Finale

Update 2: The appeal of the season finale and Sandra Oh’s last episode gave “Grey’s Anatomy” only a slight boost in the ratings this week.

After posting a 2.5 adults 18-49 last week, this week’s tenth season finale drew a 2.6 rating. It averaged 8.92 million viewers.

Update: Up in the overnight household ratings (and in total viewers), the season finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” is thus far flat in the adults 18-49 demographic.

Thursday’s episode, which featured the departure of Sandra Oh’s Cristina Yang, scored a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating with 8.61 million viewers in the fast nationals. While ahead of last week’s performance in the comparable fast nationals, the adults 18-49 rating is even with that posted in last week’s Nielsen Final data (which received an upward adjustment).

The hope, therefore, is that “Grey’s” enjoys a similarly upward adjustment in this week’s finals.

Even if it does improve slightly, however, a mere mild ratings gain for such a heavily hyped episode has to be considered a disappointment.

While they did not return to blockbuster levels, ratings predictably improved for the tenth season finale of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”

The episode, which also featured the aggressively promoted farewell of Sandra Oh’s Cristina Yang, posted a 6.7 overnight household rating.

Up from the 6.0 posted by last week’s episode, the performance signposts–but does not guarantee–a similar uptick in adults 18-49 and total viewers. Those numbers will be revealed by noon.

The episode, which ranked second to CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” in the evening’s overnights, will also place second in adults 18-49.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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