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post #121 of 961
(From Marc Berman's Monday, October 17, 2005 Programming Insider column at Mediaweek.com)

Blockbuster Desperate Housewives (Overnights: #1, 18.0/25; Viewers: #1, 25.51 million; A18-49: #1, 11.3/25) and compatible lead-out Grey's Anatomy (Overnights: 13.3/20; Viewers: #1, 18.62 million; A18-49: #1, 8.6/21) capped off the evening at winning levels from 9-11 p.m
post #122 of 961
Here is what ABC is saying about last night's GA numbers in its daily ratings press release:

"..."Grey's Anatomy" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" delivered a commanding win in the 10 o'clock hour. In its time period, "Grey's Anatomy" defeated second-place NBC by 5.7 million viewers (18.5 million vs. 12.8 million) and topped its combined NBC and CBS competition by 30% in Adults 18-49 (8.2/19 vs. 6.3/15). ABC's second-year drama also topped the combined NBC and CBS Adult 25-54 delivery in the final hour of the evening by 16% (9.3/20 vs. 8.0/17)..."
post #123 of 961
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Originally Posted by fredfa View Post

Here is what ABC is saying about last night's GA numbers in its daily ratings press release:

"..."Grey's Anatomy" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" delivered a commanding win in the 10 o'clock hour. In its time period, "Grey's Anatomy" defeated second-place NBC by 5.7 million viewers (18.5 million vs. 12.8 million) and topped its combined NBC and CBS competition by 30% in Adults 18-49 (8.2/19 vs. 6.3/15). ABC's second-year drama also topped the combined NBC and CBS Adult 25-54 delivery in the final hour of the evening by 16% (9.3/20 vs. 8.0/17)..."

Looks like ABC's turned it around and it's coming back to lead the ratings in some time slots. I feel like I am getting more and more programming from that network than any of the others when I want to watch some drama or comedy. Actually, I only watch My name is earl outside of it and nothing on CBS or Fox. For sports is a little different though.
post #124 of 961
With Desperate Housewives and Lost ABC has the two best looking shows in HD. Can't watch the wives anymore. GA is another story, so far it's held together and they have done a nice job balancing all the characters.
post #125 of 961
I'm really enjoying it. The wife watched it all last season, but I admit I only saw the last 2 episodes frm that run. Now I'm really hooked. The almost ex-wife needs to go though . And man, how about the Chief having an afair with Grey's mother!
post #126 of 961
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And man, how about the Chief having an afair with Grey's mother!

Yes, that was a nice turnaround but I somehow expected it.
post #127 of 961
Yeah, my wife was surprised but I wasn't. I thought that was revealed last season, but I guess it just seemed obvious to me based on the way the Chief talked about her.
post #128 of 961
I was a little suspicious, but I figured they were old friends and he was acting weird because of that, and because of what he'd just gone through. And because she was kind of creepy to be around . Note, I'm not making fun of anyone with alzheimers! It is just creepy, and reminds me of my own mortality which is something I like to avoid.
post #129 of 961
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And man, how about the Chief having an afair with Grey's mother!

They gave some clues about this in past episodes so I had a hunch for it too but it was surprising no matter. I also was surprised on the last scene where Christina and ex-boyfriend (forgot name) gave up on pretending they did not care. It was nice to see the uptight Dr cuddle with her in her bed showing he also has some feelings.
post #130 of 961
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They gave some clues about this in past episodes so I had a hunch for it too but it was surprising no matter. I also was surprised on the last scene where Christina and ex-boyfriend (forgot name) gave up on pretending they did not care. It was nice to see the uptight Dr cuddle with her in her bed showing he also has some feelings.

Uh, I must have missed those clues. Also, I must have missed where it clearly stated in Sunday's ep that he had an affair with Grey's mother, seeing as though I watched it last night for the first time.

It was good to see Christina cry. I thought that the Dr. getting into the bed with her and wrapping his leg around her was funny as hell.
post #131 of 961
I missed the clues and it was never stated that the chief and the elder Dr. Gray had an affair, but that kiss Sunday night, and the fact that he showed no initial resistance, leaves little doubt. But she does have Alzheimers so who knows?
post #132 of 961
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Originally Posted by acebreathe View Post

I missed the clues and it was never stated that the chief and the elder Dr. Gray had an affair, but that kiss Sunday night, and the fact that he showed no initial resistance, leaves little doubt. But she does have Alzheimers so who knows?

I saw the kiss as a way of making her feel 'sane'. You'll notice how he pulled away from her after she kissed him. I think he returned the to make her feel better.
post #133 of 961
It's been pretty obvious up until last week where they made it crystal clear.
post #134 of 961
I don't know AFH. He seemed pretty into it at first, he only pulled back when he realized what he was doing. And for making her feel sane? She doesn't know there is something seriously wrong with her.
post #135 of 961
Another pretty good show tonight. A great mix of drama, comedy and romance.

As far as Alice Grey and the Chief goes, it was made even clearer tonight. She left Meredeth's father for the Chief and he did not leave his wife.
post #136 of 961
Agreed, it was another very well constructed show tonight.

In my mind, it is among the best written programs on TV in some years.

But we have only seen about 14 episodes so far; the trick is in keeping it fresh and compelling.
post #137 of 961
How come this show looks so dang fuzzy?

Wolfie
post #138 of 961
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How come this show looks so dang fuzzy?

Wolfie

Agreed. Big difference when it went from DH (sharp looking show) to GA (helicopter shoot was horrid)
post #139 of 961
(From Marc Berman's Monday, October 24, 2005 Programming Insider column at Mediaweek.com)

Not even game 2 of the Baseball World Series could stop the ABC Sunday juggernaut, with the power of Desperate Housewives (Overnights: #1, 17.5/24; Viewers: #1, 24.86 million; A18-49: #1, 10.9/24) and Grey's Anatomy (Overnights: #1, 13.3/20; Viewers: #1, 18.41 million; A18-49; #1, 8.5/20) from 9-11 p.m. lifting the alphabet net to another victory in households, total viewers and adults 18-49.
post #140 of 961
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Agreed. Big difference when it went from DH (sharp looking show) to GA (helicopter shoot was horrid)

Noticed it too, didn't look as good last night for some reason. The thought even crossed my mind at one point that it might have been an up-convert.
post #141 of 961
Agreed. It was as if I turned the Noise Reduction feature on my display to the MAX which creates a very soft non-detailed picture. Definitely a step down in PQ from the previous week's program.

My only other complaint was that the dude that is having the confidence problems (due to his recent learning of his failure of his clinical boards?) was gowned up in the elevator and then a few seconds later, I could have sworn he was ventilating the patient with his gown off and just in scrubs, I think that's just lazy editing by the guy in the dark little room.

Otherwise, I thought that the episode was very good.
post #142 of 961
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...My only other complaint was that the dude that is having the confidence problems (due to his recent learning of his failure of his clinical boards?) ....

I don't think it was a confidence issue, I think he can't legally perform surgery until he passes his boards.
post #143 of 961
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I don't think it was a confidence issue, I think he can't legally perform surgery until he passes his boards.

Well, if so, there are alot of 4th year med students performing surgery out there that are breakin dee law everyday.

They may not be clamping the aorta or suturing CABG's but they're sure as hell cutting into a bunch of stuff.
post #144 of 961
I'm proud of Grey's they won the last Sunday nights ratings
I really wasnt into the show until like the 3 episode...

Thoughts!?
post #145 of 961
Daily ratings are always posted in the second post in this thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=440744

And if you check the last posts (and move backward) you'll find many recent reports on the surge of "Grey's Anatomy" -- including a confession by TV Guide critic Matt Roush (who was unimpressed last season) that the show is now one his his favorites.
post #146 of 961
I watched it last night for the first time and thought it was very good. I might just add it to my season pass list.
post #147 of 961
I'm surprised Roush didn't mentioned the symbolism of Meredith holding a real broken heart of a woman who was left to die while she, herself, was experiencing the same emotionally.

There's some good writing on this show, a definite keeper and far better than DH this season.
post #148 of 961
I thought this week's GA was one of the worst ever. Absurd story line. By far the worst episode of the year, if not the series.
post #149 of 961
That is one of the beauties of TV, Karyk, one person's trash is another's treasure.

In this particular case, I agree with keenan: I thought the episode was one of the best-written (and acted) I've seen on network TV in years.
post #150 of 961
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It didn't bother you that they somehow couldn't cut a pipe until after one person was off it? Or that one of those people could be transported to the hospital sitting up with a pipe through her spine? Or that she could be so transported and not realize she could not move her legs? Or that a doctor would sit over one patient doing nothing but waiting for a foot to be found, while there were other critical patients? Or that an intern would think her carreer would be threatened just because she couldn't find a foot from a crash scene? Or that a person could die from an accident without having any symptoms?


It's like they just wanted to create one outragious situation after another purely for shock value, while amost entirely ignoring the story plot they'd developed from prior episodes.
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