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Usually, hearing that a show is in its 13th season doesn't make one think of quality. Successful, sure, but how many shows can you think of that were still as appealing in Season 13 as they were in the early years? Grey's Anatomy is a part of that short list because, despite its long-running tenure on the air, the show is still going strong and drawing in a big crowd. Last night's ratings for the medical drama's midseason premiere were at a season high, proving there is definitely still life in this program. You go, Grey's!
When it came to Thursday night television, Grey's Anatomy looks to be the big winner. According to numbers gathered over at TV by the Numbers, Grey's Anatomy had a stellar 2.6 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic, with 9.53 million total viewers watching the episode. The drama returned after its winter break last night, but it sure hasn't gone cold with fans. ABC's whole Shondaland lineup managed to get decent numbers, though the shocking Season 6 premiere of Scandal couldn't even beat Grey's out.
While these numbers are certainly nothing to ignore, Grey's Anatomy didn't exactly have much competition last night either. Both CBS and NBC aired reruns of their sitcoms like Big Bang Theory and Superstore respectively in their Thursday night lineups, while Fox had Hell's Kitchen. So, Grey's Anatomy wasn't exactly going up against the cream of the crop, but beating any episode of Big Bang Theory is still pretty good. One wonders how things would have fared if it premiered last week as was originally planned.
Grey's Anatomy is going as strong as ever in Season 13, with all the drama, love triangles, twists fans have come to expect from the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. The season has kept audiences interested with with storylines such as everything going on with the secret-keeping Jo and Alex, and how the latter may end up going to prison, as well as the upcoming appearance of Maggie's adoptive mother and more. There are still a lot of buns in the oven to get through, and though it's not entirely clear if we'll be getting a Season 14 of the show or what actors would be sticking around, these ratings don't point to any cancellations.
For a look at what's to come, check out this promo for next week's episode of Grey's Anatomy.
Grey's Anatomy airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. For all further updates, makes sure to keep it right here at CinemaBlend where we'll keep you updated as soon as that information becomes available. Head to our midseason premiere schedule to see what's hitting the small screen soon.