Ratings: “NY Med” Surges Over its Lead-in More than Doubling Audience Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

By David Ford

Aug 22, 2012 12:00pm

“NY Med” Builds Audience Throughout the Hour

From 10:00-11:00 p.m., Part 1 of ABC’s season finale of “NY Med” more than doubled its lead-in among Total Viewers (+133% – 4.01 million vs. 1.72 million), while doubling its lead-in in the key Adult 25-54 news demo (+94% – 1.62 million vs. 833,000). In addition, “NY Med” built its Total Viewer (+13%) and Adult 25-54 (+17%) numbers from its first half-hour to its second half-hour, while both CBS (-3%/-6%) and NBC (-24%/-26%) declined across the 10 o’clock hour on both Nielsen measures. Part 2 of the finale airs Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m.

“NY Med” once again improved on original programming on the year-ago night. In fact, on average this season, the ABC News docu-series grew over “Combat Hospital” in the time slot the prior Summer by double-digit margins in Total Viewers (+14%), Adults 25-54 (+18%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%).

For a full year ABC News cameras had unprecedented access to document the mayhem and the miracles that occur daily inside the walls of Columbia and Weill Cornell Medical Centers, the crown jewels of the prestigious New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City for an eight-part series “NY Med“. Lutheran Medical Center also participated, adding a Brooklyn dimension to the series. The eight-part series takes a candid look at how cutting edge medicine often makes the difference, although even the best surgeons can find themselves flirting with disaster.

Terence Wrong is executive producer of “NY Med.” Erica Baumgart and Chris Perera are supervising producers. Monica DelaRosa is series producer and Andy Genovese is the broadcast producer.

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