Ratings: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Drops as McDreamy Death Hangover Wears Off

CBS manages to tie ABC at top of demo with “Big Bang” season finale

Grey's Anatomy

Paging: Patrick Dempsey — there’s an emergency brewing at Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital.

“Grey’s Anatomy” could use a little more Dr. McDreamy — or at least his death storyline — on ABC’s airwaves. The Shonda Rhimes medical drama dropped 15 percent on Thursday versus last week, when it had already slipped back down to Earth a bit from the numbers posted by the prior week’s shocking episode.

As a result, CBS managed to tie ABC atop the key ratings demo. CBS also took first place in total viewers, thanks in large part to “The Big Bang Theory” season finale.

CBS and ABC tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.8 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. CBS was first in total viewers with an average of 8.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. ABC was second with 6.5 million.

For CBS, “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m. scored primetime-bests of a 3.5/14 and 14.3 million viewers. “The Odd Couple” at 8:30 dipped from last week’s demo number to a 1.8/7 and 8.5 million viewers. A special second episode at 9 fell further to a 1.5/5 and 7 million viewers. Following a rerun at 9:30, “Elementary” at 10 had a 1.1/4 and 6.9 million viewers.

For ABC, “Grey’s” at 8 received a 2.2/8 and 7.9 million viewers. “Scandal” at 9 got a 2.2/7 and 7.4 million viewers. “American Crime” at 10 posted a 1.0/3 and 4.3 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and fourth in viewers with 4.5 million. “Bones” at 8 had a 1.1/4 and 4.7 million viewers. A special second episode at 9 had the same demo rating, but lost about 300,000 viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and fifth in viewers with 2.5 million.

NBC was fifth in ratings with a 0.9/3, but third in viewers with 5 million. Following a rerun, “The Blacklist” at 9 got a 1.4/5 and 6.7 million viewers. “Dateline” at 10 received a 0.8/3 and 4.9 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million. “Vampire Diaries” at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 1.3 million viewers. “Reign” at 9 got a 0.3/1 and 964,000 viewers.