Grey’s Anatomy has been well received by critics throughout much of its run, and has been included in various critics’s year-end top ten lists. Since its inception, the show has been described by the media outlets as a television “phenomenon” or a “juggernaut”, owing to its longevity and dominant ratings. It is considered to have had a significant impact on popular culture and has received numerous awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama. It has received multiple Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including two for Outstanding Drama Series.
The series was the highest revenue earning show on television, in terms of advertising, in the 2007-08 season; in 2017, it was ranked tenth on the list. It is the longest running scripted primetime show currently airing on ABC, the second-longest scripted primetime ABC show ever, and the second-longest primetime medical drama ever.