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Miami Medical: More Fun With Numbers

It looks like Golden Hour, which was just a superb episode all around, gave Miami Medical a much-needed boost in viewership this week. Lets hope that continues in upcoming episodes so that the fledgling series can get on firm footing in time for a renewal.

Hugs to those viewers who showed up to watch!

The show netted 6.7 million viewers Friday, up from just about 6 million the previous week.

Those numbers aren’t the best in the world, and it seems that CBS still had a little trouble carrying Friday night. According to this story from HitFix:

It used to be that if CBS aired original episodes of its three Friday dramas, no other network would stand a chance. Instead, on the first Friday of the crucial May Sweeps period, new hours of “Ghost Whisperer,” “Medium” and “Miami Medical” couldn’t deliver anything more than a split.

Among adults 18-49, NBC won the night, scoring a 1.5 rating in the key demographic. CBS was a close second with a 1.4 rating, followed closely by the 1.2 rating for ABC. FOX’s 0.9 rating and the 0.7 rating for The CW weren’t far off.

Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 6.52 million viewers to go with a 4.3 rating/8 share. NBC’s 4.2/8 and nearly 6.2 million viewers produced a close second place finish. ABC was third with a 2.5/5. FOX’s 1.8/3 and the 1.3/2 for The CW followed.

The good news is that Miami Medical popped up about 30 percent, which lets hope starts a new upward trend. Here’s more from HitFix:

CBS’ “Miami Medical” reverse a multi-week slide in the ratings with a 4.4/8, drawing CBS’ biggest overall audience of the night, but also its smallest demo rating. ABC’s “20/20” was third overall, but second in the demo, beating CBS.

But it’s probably still too early to tell anything about a renewal.

Jeremy Northam as Doctor Proctor in Golden Hour

If you look at all the data so far, here’s where the numbers have gone: Miami Medical opened with Pilot at 7.54 million viewers, its second episode, 88 Seconds, netted 7.14 million viewers, the third, What Lies Beneath, had 6.78 million viewers, the fourth, All Fall Down, had just over 6 million viewers, and the fifth, Golden Hour, popped back up with 6.7 million viewers.

Jeffrey Lieber, the show’s executive producer, said this on Twitter earlier today in response to a fan question about renewal:

@ShaunDaily There’s a lot up in the air at CBS. If we were a CBS/Paramount show for CBS, we’d be good to go. Being WB for CBS, its harder.

I have a few questions out to him as well — so I’ll let you know when he responds.



May 3, 2010 - Posted by | Miami Medical | , , , , ,


  1. CBS, come on and renew Miami Medical. The show has promise, and it is beginning to find its footing.
    The actors are carrying their storylines where you identify with them as characters.
    We don’t need another reality show or news program.
    Give Miami Medical a renewal!

    Comment by bklyngirl | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  2. I hear ya. If I see another reality TV show I may put my foot through the television.

    Comment by SueVo | May 6, 2010 | Reply

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