ABC's Season Finale of 'NY Med' Soars to 5-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Ratings

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August 23rd, 2012

via press release:

ABC’s Season Finale of “NY Med” Surges to 5-Week Highs in Total Viewers and
Adults 25-54, and Scores the Time Slot’s Second-Biggest Audience This Summer



“NY Med” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

At 10 o’clock, Part 2 of the season finale of ABC’s “NY Med” grew over Tuesday’s Part 1 by 7% in Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 4.1 million) and by 7% in the key Adult 25-54 news demo (1.5/4 vs. 1.4/4), marking the ABC News docu-series’ best performance in 5 weeks – since 7/17/12.


  • Improving its slot week to week by 5% in Total Viewers, “NY Med” scored ABC’s second-biggest audience in Wednesday’s 10 o’clock hour this summer.


  • Similar to Part 1, Part 2 of the “NY Med” finale built its overall audience from its first half-hour to its second half-hour (+5%), while both CBS (-2%) and NBC (-8%) lost viewers within the 10:00 p.m. hour.


A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 45% currently, from 42% at the same point in 2011. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.


Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings), 08/22/12.



  • Charlie

    I think “NY Med” will be renewed!

  • Bobby Socks

    No renewal as it was a limited run series. ABC has been doing a different medical series every other summer for several years now.

  • janine kabo

    Finally ABC has a good show and cancels it. Bring back NY MED what an awesome show!! With HOUSE over tv needs a good medical show

  • Joda

    I really hope NY Med comes back it was an inspiring show and there are very few if any on tv these days.

  • Rita

    Please bring NY Med back. It needs to be on not just for summer. The show was great. We had NY Med night when the show would come on with a lot of friends. So sad when it was over. It needs to be a regular series.

  • sara

    Please please please bring ny med back! Seriously was the greatest show ever!

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