ABC announced on April 20 that their #1 prime-time drama (in key demo) is returning for its fifteenth season. The network’s spokesman has also emphasized that Grey’s Anatomy is their longest-running drama series. Besides, only seven TV shows of such genre had more seasons. Grey’s Anatomy owes its success to the outstanding ratings and universal acclaim during all the previous rounds.
Nonetheless, we would have to admit the fact that the viewing audience of the show is gradually decreasing. The current installment has lost 7.76% of the target audience during its premiere. At the same time, the audience still adores the medical drama, given the astonishing response from critics and viewers.
The fourteenth season premiere has garnered over eight million viewers (8.071) with a 2.34 demo rating among adults (18-49). The key demographic value is the crucial factor which forces ABC’s leadership to renew Grey’s Anatomy for more and more seasons. However, a sad fact that the viewership decreased below the point of seven million viewers per episode by the end of the season.
As for the reaction from critics and viewers, this factor was excellent, as always. On Rotten Tomatoes, the current installment of Grey’s Anatomy holds a score of 8.2/10 and a 92% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have evaluated the fourteenth round at 3.6/5/69%. On Metacritic, the viewers ranked the season at 7.2/10. Meanwhile, an overall score of Grey’s Anatomy on IMDb is remaining high, 7.6/10 ~ 191,000 votes.
Summing up, though we have been witnessing a slight drop in the viewing audience in this season of Grey’s Anatomy, the show has a good chance for at least one more round on ABC, in our opinion. The ratings are still steady; both critics and viewers are fully satisfied; the fandom of the drama series is immense. As a result, we don’t rule out that ABC is about to pick up Grey’s Anatomy for Season 16 next year.
What’s The Show Grey’s Anatomy About?
We doubt that you have never heard anything about this show. So, you might scroll down to learn more about the likely release date for the upcoming season. However, for those visitors who for some reason have not watched Grey’s Anatomy yet, we’d suggest reading a brief overview below.
The story follows a group of doctors and interns at their everyday work in a hospital in Seattle. The primary storyline focuses on Meredith Grey, a daughter of her renown surgeon father. The series thereby revolves around Meredith’s relationship with her colleagues and, in particular, with Richard Webber, the hospital’s one-time chief of surgery.
Season 15 Release Date
As we have noted earlier, ABC has ordered the 15th round of Grey’s Anatomy, to premiere in the next broadcast season. The season premiere is slated for September 27, 2018.