Credit: ABC Photo: Grey's Anatomy Season 8, Episode 10: Derek Shepherd

There’s a reason he gets paid those big bucks.

According to Google Trends, Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) was the most Googled Grey's Anatomy star of 2011. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to any Grey’s fan. PDemps has got the charm, the hair, and the McDreamy moniker to solidify himself as one of the biggest stars on the show.

However, what is more surprising is where Patrick’s global fanbase is located. Both Ireland and Romania outranked the US for most Patrick searches but, within the States, most Dempsey queries were coming from Dallas, Texas. Looks like PD is big in the Big D!

While Patrick might be a big celebrity name on the show, the “true” star of Grey’s, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) was the most Googled character out of the doctors at Seattle Grace-Mercy West. It really is all about Mer when it comes to Grey’s.

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