Emily Owens, MD: Premiere Ratings

Emily Owens MD ratings for The CWArrow and Beauty and the Beast had great ratings premieres. Did Emily Owens, MD do as well or is it already in danger of being cancelled?

Emily Owens, MD revolves around an intern (Mamie Gummer) who starts working at a prestigious hospital. She’s excited to begin her new job until she realizes that it’s going to be a lot like high school — complete with her former school nemesis. The show also stars Justin Hartley, Aja Naomi King, Kelly McCreary, Harry Lennix, Necar Zadegan, and Michael Rady.

The premiere drew a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.69 million total viewers. It was hardly an impressive start. Both Arrow and Beauty and the Beast did much better, garnering more than twice the demo rating.

Compared to last season’s debut of America’s Next Top Model in the same timeslot, the network was down by 44% in the demo (vs a 0.9 rating) and down by 14% in viewership (vs 1.96 million).

Based on this poor start and unless the ratings improve, Emily Owens, MD may run the season but it seems highly unlikely to be renewed for a second season. That’s assuming that the other shows on The CW network don’t end up doing even worse.

What do you think? Did you watch the premiere of Emily Owens, MD? What did you think? Will you watch again?

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  1. Jewelcat says

    I’m so upset they cancelled another fabulous show, this was one great and funny show that my husband would actually sit down and watch with me……the people in charge of cancelling these shows are making a big mistake, this one could have been a big hit if they would have just given it a try! Please bring it back!!!

  2. says

    Very disappointed to hear there is even a chance “Emily Owens, MD” may be cancelled… Love the show–faithfully watched every eipisode! Many of us DVR shows due to work, or kid evening activity schedules–doesn’t mean the show wasn’t watched, nor does it mean it wasn’t a favorite!!! Who makes these decisions??? Doesn’t appear they are in touch with what viewers really want, really watch!!!!!!

  3. gwen says

    I love this show. The CW should give it a chance. They have kept on 90210 & gave Gossip Girl, 5 seasons. Please dont cancel Emily Owens, MD.

  4. Ms. Ingram says

    I am highly disappointed that this show is being cancelled. I think it has the potential to be along the lines of the next ER. The story line has always been great and I’ve looked forward to seeing it every week. TV has become garbage, it’s full of shows that depict perfect crimes, with the misperception that the cops always solve every case that comes to them by some miraculous intervention from who knows where. Not to mention all the reality based shows. They’re enough to make me sick for the entire year. I’m surprised the other shows I watch have made it. Cancelling this show is a HUGE mistake!!

  5. Denise says

    It’s a cute show, but to be honest it annoys me that she’s always doubting herself and ends up making bad decisions. I know that’s the premise of the series, but I hate the fact that she has such little confidence in herself and dwells on what happened to her in high school. Hich school (all of school for that matter) sucked for me too, but I try not to dwell on the past. I was her in school, constantly being picked on and made fun of. Like I said, it’s a cute show, but I won’t be disappointed if it gets cancelled. I actually think it will get cancelled.

  6. Bill Decker says

    I am disappointed to learn that the ratings for Emily Owens, MD were weak. I think the show has strong potential: it has an interesting storyline and is well cast. The show has some actual substance and has the capacity to reach a viewer with something other than trivia: for example, the terminal cancer patient being the young doctor’s mother was a good touch. I hope the CW management will give Emily a chance; I realize that television is a business, but a show that insult the audience’s intelligence should get a second shot.

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