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Is 'Grey's Anatomy' dead to you?

Is 'Grey's Anatomy' dead to you?

UPDATED: " 'Grey's Anatomy' is dead to me," a friend wrote Friday. "Without McDreamy I can't go on. Sad Meredith is annoying." 

Many fans were furious that "Grey's" killed Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) in the latest episode. But these major life events have a way of occurring during the May sweeps. That crucial ratings period started Thursday.

My friend said she was angry because "Grey's Anatomy" "used to be a good show until it went over the top killing people."

The show made a killing in the ratings this week. "Grey's Anatomy" averaged 9.6 million viewers Thursday night. It was the...