The medical drama ran for 15 seasons and was able to capture 23 Primetime Emmy Awards! Originally it was expected that Chicago Hope a competing medical drama was going to crush ER in the ratings war – which clearly never happened. The show was able to average over 30 million viewers for both its 3rd and 4th seasons an enormous feet! ER was an amazing critical and commercial success!
From the 11th thru 15th seasons ER dropped out of the top 10 ratings wise and was never able to recapture the audience. However, the show still remains highly thought of and continues to be shown in syndication. It has yet to be seen if another medical drama will be capture the magic that ER had during the height of the shows run.