The end Grey’s Anatomy The 2022 episode began the buildup to Ellen Pompeo’s upcoming hiatus from the show, drawing the biggest audience for the long-running series since the season 19 premiere.
After seven days of viewing across all platforms, the Nov. 10 episode “Thunderstruck” gathered 8.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen and internal ABC figures. That is the drama’s best performance since its season debut on October 6. That’s more than double the 3.72 million people who tuned in for the initial broadcast.
The episode also tied its season high among adults 18–49 in the Nielsen seven-day ratings with a 1.0 rating, later growing to 2.51 taking into account viewing on Hulu and other digital platforms.
“Thunderstruck” had the staff at Gray Sloan deal with the effects of a severe thunderstorm and, in a preview of the show’s return in February, showed Meredith (Pompeo) receiving a farewell toast as she prepares to move in with her family. to Boston. Pompeo, who stars in and executive produces a Hulu miniseries, is scheduled to appear in two more episodes of Gray this season. She will also continue her voice-over narration and will continue to executive produce the series and her station 19 cleave.
for the fall, Grey’s Anatomy it is averaging 8.5 million viewers and a 2.54 rating among adults 18-49 (equivalent to approximately 3.31 million people in that demographic) after one week of cross-platform viewing. Both figures rank first among ABC shows.
About 41 percent of the total cross-platform viewer count (3.5 million) comes from same-day viewing. Time-shifted viewing as measured by Nielsen, primarily through DVR use, represents just under 2 million viewers, or 23.5 percent of the total. The remaining 3 million or so viewers, just over 35 percent, come via streaming.
The show’s streaming audience is also younger than those watching on-air or via DVR: streaming accounts for 63 percent of the show’s all-platform rating among adults 18-49, or 1.61 rating points . Same day viewing (0.49) and DVR recall (0.44) are far behind.