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Grey's Anatomy cast. (ABC)

Tops on Thursdays!

ABC is reporting that the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy opened as Thursday's No. 1 TV show in the 9.00 PM slot for the 5th straight year on September 23. Grey's spin-off, "Private Practice" nabbed the number one spot in the 10.00 PM slot.

The season opener of "Grey's Anatomy" beat out some big competition: CBS's "CSI" premiere, FOX's "Fringe" premiere, and NBC's comedy premieres "The Office" and "Outsource."

The show remained solidly in the number one position for the 9.00 PM slot the following Thursday September 30. congratulates the show on its stellar ranking. Do you think the ratings are accurate? Let us know by voting in the poll. If you've missed an episode, check out our Grey's Anatomy updates. Feel free to follow on Twitter @soapoperafan for more news on Glee, Vampire Diaries, Grey's Anatomy and all current soap operas, and "like us" on’s Official Facebook Page. See you there!