Ratings: Grey's Shocker Delivers Best-Since-Season Premiere Numbers

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ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy this Thursday night delivered 9.4 million total viewers and a 2.8 demo rating, surging 24 and 33 percent week-to-week to its best numbers since the Season 11 premiere.

Grey’s also was up more than 20 percent from its year-ago May sweeps telecast.

Leading out of Grey’s, Scandal (7.8 mil/2.3) dipped a tenth, while American Crime (4.1 mil/0.9) slipped two tenths to tie its series low.

Elsewhere….

NBC | The Blacklist returned to 7.2 mil and a 1.4, down 6 percent and two tenths to series lows.

CBS | Big Bang (14.4 mil/3.5) slipped 10 percent in the demo, Odd Couple (9.5 mil/2.0) and Elementary (7.6 mil/1.3) each dipped one tenth, and Mom (9 mil/1.9) was down 6 and 14 percent, hitting a season low.

THE CW | Vampire Diaries (1.4 mil/0.6) held onto last week’s series low; Reign (840K/0.3) slipped 16 percent in audience while flat in the demo.

FOX | Bones (4.6 mil/1.0) dropped a few eyeballs while holding onto last week’s series low demo; Backstrom (3 mil/0.8) slipped 12 percent in audience while flat in the demo.

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