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Miami Medical: Waiting For News

Well, a reliable source tells me we’ll have news one way or the other on a renewal for Miami Medical today. Hopefully CBS will give the young show a chance — what with the awful time slot and only eight episodes to fill a season, one would hope CBS won’t kill it before it’s really gotten started.

Jeremy Northam as Doctor Proctor in Miami Medical's Man on the Road episode

When I know anything, so will you guys. In the meantime, ignore the hype. Because that’s all it is. Unless you’re an executive at CBS, you probably don’t know anything — and neither do the talking heads out there.

That said, the Ausielle Files blog is reporting four new series pickups that have been announced by CBS. Here’s what he said:

CBS has ordered four new series, including its reboot of Hawaii 5-0 starring Alex O’Loughlin, the Jim Belushi legal drama Defenders, the Tom Selleck police drama Blue Bloods, and the plus-sized comedy Mike and Molly.

Noticeably missing from the Eye’s first wave of pickups: The Criminal Minds spinoff. But CBS’ upfront is still two days away, so there’s still time.

Miami Medical’s numbers weren’t great on May 14. Although I fully admit I don’t really understand the whole ratings/numbers thing.

Here’s what HitFix has for numbers for that evening:

Overall (for Friday night), CBS averaged an estimated 6.19 million viewers to go with a 4.1 rating/8 share.

ABC controlled 10 p.m. with a 4.5/8 for “20/20,” which also won the demo with a 1.8 rating. NBC’s “Dateline” was a close second. CBS’ “Miami Medical” wasn’t far off in third with a 4.0/7 and a 1.2 demo rating.

TheTVAddict.com reported that the show had 5.93 million viewers, which isn’t horrible, but it is the lowest viewership for Miami Medical so far.

To summarize the numbers overall: 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, the fifth, Golden Hour, popped back up with 6.7 million viewers, the sixth, Calle Cubana, netted 6.3 million viewers and the seventh, Man on the Road, had 5.93 million viewers.

If it is canceled, there are still five filmed episodes out there. Not sure what they’ll end up doing with them if that happens, but I’ll try to find out and pass it on.

In the meantime, fingers crossed. And stay tuned.


Update: It’s 10 p.m. Pacific Time and still no word on a renewal. Hopefully we’ll hear some good news tomorrow. At least I’ll keep telling myself that until I hear otherwise. In the meantime, since I have to sleep, check out The Jer Blog for any potential updates — I’ll check in again when I wake up in the morning.

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  1. And evidently some show called Chuck has been renewed already despite much lower ratings than Miami Medical. We wait, we wait…

    Comment by henrysmummy2003 | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  2. Yeah Chuck is about some store clerk guy who becomes a secret agent or something. Haven’t watched it.
    As for the rest all we can do is wait, and wait…

    Comment by SueVo | May 17, 2010 | Reply

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