Ratings: Grey's Anatomy Dips With Divisive Derek Death Aftermath

Greys Anatomy Derek Funeral Ratings

Grey’s Anatomy‘s two-hour, timey-wimey, May Sweeps Scorecard-slamming look at the aftermath of Derek Shepherd’s tragic death averaged 8.7 million total viewers and a 2.6 demo rating on Thursday night, down 9 percent from last week’s best-since-season premiere numbers.

For those who like half-hourly breakdowns, it went like this: 8.9 mil/2.6 > 8.4 mil/2.4> 8.6 mil/2.6 > 8.8 mil/2.7. TVLine readers gave the divisive episode an average grade of “C.”

Leading out of that, American Crime (3.8 mil/1.0) dropped a few eyeballs but ticked up in the demo.

Elsewhere….

NBC | Opposite the second Grey’s hour, The Blacklist (6.4 mil/1.2) dropped 15 and 20 percent to new series lows.

FOX | Bones (4.2 mil/0.9) slipped 11 percent and a tenth, to a new series low demo. The Backstrom finale (2.8 mil/0.7) dipped a tenth.

CBS | The Big Bang Theory (13.5 mil/3.2) slipped 8 and 11 percent, Odd Couple (9.3 mil/2.0) was steady and the Mom finale (8.9 mil/2.0) ticked up a tenth. Elementary (6.9 mil/1.2) dipped 10 percent and a tenth.

THE CW | The Vampire Diaries (1.2 mil/0.5) dipped a tenth to a new series low; Reign (850K/0.3) was steady.

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