Why this Week’s Ratings for ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Were the Lowest Ever For the Medical Series

Feb 19, 2010  •  Post A Comment

NBC’s coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics continue to dominate the Nielsen ratings on Thursday, besting an all-new night of ABC dramas, according to TVbytheNumbers.com.

At 8 p.m., the Olympics netted a 6.2 in the 18-49 demographic, outdistancing CBS’s "Survivor" with a 3.9, and ABC’s sinking-fast rookie legal drama, "The Deep End" with a 1.1.

And thanks to the Olympics, ABC’s "Grey’s Anatomy," even though it managed to climb to a 3.7 at 9 p.m., that rating was a series low. The Olympics remained on top with a 8.3 in the 18-49 demo. Fox’s "Past Life" eeked out a 1.1.

At ten o’clock, the NBC coverage of the games had a 6.8 in the 18-49 demo, well ahead of a new "Private Practice" on ABC, which collected a 2.8.

Allison J. Waldman

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