4/25 Update: Our polled readers were *way* too optimistic. The premiere of The L.A. Complex drew just a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. The full Tuesday ratings will be posted here ASAP.
I wrote a while ago that Cheap Canadian Dramas Were The New Black for summer, and the CW’s addition to that latest trend, The L.A. Complex, premieres tonight. It’s not really a summer drama, since only one of its six episodes (I believe) will air during the broadcast primetime summer, but it’s Canadian, and almost certainly very “pocketbook friendly”. Its future on the CW is tied to its US ratings, but were the show to be canceled by the CW, it could very easily continue airing up north.
How will it do in the all important adults 18-49 ratings?
Here are some data points for your handicapping assistance.
- Since January, Ringer averaged a 0.47 adults 18-49 rating with new episodes in the same timeslot, but they did not all follow a new 90210.
- Last week’s season (likely series) finale of Ringer drew a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.