TV Ratings Tuesday: Olympics Up Versus 2008, 'NY Med' Rises, 'L.A. Complex' Hits Series Low

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August 8th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 9.3/27 1.4/4 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 7.1/24 1.4/5 0.9/3 0.4/1 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 29.578 3.657 2.376 5.461 2.539 0.533


NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49 and in total viewers.

On NBC,  night eleven of the XXX Olympic Games  earned a 9.3 adults 18-49 rating from 8PM-11PM., up 11% from a 8.4 fast national for night 11 of the Beijing Olympics, but down 24% from last Tuesday's  fast national of 9.3.

On ABC, NY Med garnered a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating up 17% from last week's series low 0.6 .

On the CW, The LA Complex scored a series low 0.1 among adults 18-49, down 50%  from last week's 0.2..


Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, August 7, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC XXX Summer Olympics (8-11PM) 9.3/27 29.58
CBS NCIS - R 1.0/3 6.72
FOX MasterChef - R 0.9/3 2.31
ABC The Middle - R 0.7/2 2.62
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.2/1 0.66
8:30 ABC Last Man Standing - R 0.6/2 2.15
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles- R 0.9/2 5.34
FOX MasterChef - R 0.9/3 2.44
ABC Wipeout - R 0.9/2 2.42
CW The L.A. Complex 0.1/0 0.41
10:00 CBS Person of Interest - R 0.8/2 4.33
ABC NY Med 0.7/2 2.62


NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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  • Dennis

    Bot off topic but apparently there is a big thing going on all of a sudden for RINGER to be put back on the air….

    Fans have raised money for billboards etc…. Some of the cast is getting involved and apparently this fan drive thing is getting alot of media attention.
    Seems like a pretty big thing for a show with such a low viewership.

    and the president of the CW has said he is looking into ways of bringing it back according to Zoey Deutch’s twitter.

    How odd

  • One

    This is history. This is _______ history, dudes. 0.1. 0.1 for an original of anything.

  • thesnowleopard

    I’m not loving the way NBC is bouncing Grimm all over the schedule just to capture some fading post-Olympics glow (or maybe because they just wanted to shove something in there and they thought Grimm would do). Not sure Grimm’s own audience will be able to find it that way, but, who knows? Maybe it will find some new viewers on Monday.

  • Curtis

    I sure hope the Final Witness season finale (or series finale, though I hope not) gets some good viewership.

  • D

    Ringer is dead. So is TSC. Face it moroons!

  • DTV

    It is what it is regarding LA Complex’s ratings. I will continue to watch. I really do not care how low the ratings are. If I feel that a show is well written and has interesting storylines that will keep me as a viewer.

  • Editz

    So what’s on Univision that’s beating both Fox and ABC?

  • Tony

    At least LA Complex is making HISTORY for the CW! Being the lowest rated show for an original episode, is something the CW must take pride in.

  • The End


    LA Complex is The CWs equivelent of Stargate Universe.

    If you follow Science fiction shows, you’d know how poorly this show rated.

  • ethan


  • CrazedNovelist

    The L.A. Complex had bad luck… running opposite fall spring finales and now The Olympics!

  • Tom

    Pedowitz is broadcasting the LA Complex to punish those of us who called him bad names for cancelling the Secret Circle. If you think this is bad, wait for what he has in store next summer after all of his new shows bomb.

  • mArS

    Correction: LA Complex had 0.1 (0.44mil) last week too (in final numbers).

  • Nick

    How is 9.3 24% down from 9.3? I think your calculator’s broken.

  • rob60990

    Last week’s fast nationals were a 12.2.

  • David Howell

    I so want something on the CW to get a 0.0/0 soon. This week is our chance for history!

    0.1/0 for an original is spectacular enough.

  • NDfan

    Any guess the ratings poll for tonight’s episode of Go On?

  • ruudisss

    Wow, u guys had a great night in athletics at Wednesday night. 7 medals!! 2 in every event where was the final, except in 400 m hurdles!
    Great night for Americans!

  • Ultima

    ot sure Grimm’s own audience will be able to find it that way, but, who knows?

    NBC is running repeats of the Monday night episodes in the show’s normal timeslot.

  • Ultima

    So what’s on Univision that’s beating both Fox and ABC?

    The Mexican telenovelas La que no podia amar and Abismo de pasion.

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