Emily Owens, MD: Season One Ratings

Many medical TV series have been ratings hits and many have been flops. How will Emily Owens, MD fare on The CW? Stay tuned to find out.

Revolving around a young medical intern at a prestigious Denver hospital, Emily Owens, MD typically airs Tuesday nights on The CW network. The cast includes Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Aja Naomi King, Kelly McCreary, Harry Lennix, Necar Zadegan, and Michael Rady.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Emily Owens, MD will be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

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Final season averages: 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.27 million total viewers.

Episode 01-13: Tuesday, 02/05/13
0.4 in the demo (0% change) with 1.50 million (+13% change).
Season averages: 0.37 in the demo with 1.27 million.

Episode 01-12: Tuesday, 01/29/13
0.4 in the demo (0% change) with 1.33 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 0.37 in the demo with 1.25 million.

Episode 01-11: Tuesday, 01/22/13
0.4 in the demo (+33% change) with 1.36 million (+33% change).
Season averages: 0.36 in the demo with 1.25 million.

Episode 01-10: Tuesday, 01/15/13
0.3 in the demo (0% change) with 1.02 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 0.36 in the demo with 1.24 million.

CW TV show ratingsEpisode 01-09: Tuesday, 01/08/13
0.3 in the demo (-25% change) with 1.09 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 0.37 in the demo with 1.26 million.

Episode 01-08: Tuesday, 01/01/13
0.4 in the demo (0% change) with 1.30 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 0.38 in the demo with 1.28 million.

Episode 01-07: Tuesday, 12/04/12
0.4 in the demo (+33% change) with 1.41 million (+34% change).
Season averages: 0.37 in the demo with 1.28 million.

UPDATE: The CW has decided not to order any further episodes, cancelling the series.

Episode 01-06: Tuesday, 11/27/12
0.3 in the demo (-25% change) with 1.05 million (-19% change).
Season averages: 0.37 in the demo with 1.25 million.

Episode 01-05: Tuesday, 11/20/12
0.4 in the demo (0% change) with 1.29 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 0.38 in the demo with 1.30 million.

Episode 01-04: Tuesday, 11/13/12
0.4 in the demo (+33% change) with 1.38 million (+34% change).
Season averages: 0.38 in the demo with 1.30 million.

Episode 01-03: Tuesday, 10/30/12
0.3 in the demo (0% change) with 1.03 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 0.37 in the demo with 1.27 million.

Episode 01-02: Tuesday, 10/23/12
0.3 in the demo (-40% change) with 1.11 million (-34% change).
Season averages: 0.40 in the demo with 1.39 million.

UPDATE: The CW has ordered three additional scripts.

Episode 01-01: Tuesday, 10/16/12
0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.67 million total viewers.
Season average: 0.50 in the demo with 1.67 million.

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). It was not a good start.


Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Emily Owens, MD TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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  1. Iman says

    This show is amazing and is very different from the other shows on CW and all the other networks which is what makes it so special. The CW is comparing it to Americas Next Top Model which has had 19 seasons while Emily Owens has had 6 episodes? That is not a fair judgment. Don’t cancel this show!

  2. MARGO says

    Emily is our family’s favorite show. If CW would give it another season, it may take off in the ratings. Many people don’t know about Emily yet due to CW being a smaller network. Everyone I tell about the show ends up watching it and loving it. Shows like this could bring more families to the CW (that wouldn’t be interested in vampire shows) and springboard the network.

  3. Margaret says

    I really love this show! It’s smart, clever, and funny. I don’t think it’s fair that it was canceled after 6 episodes! I think it should be given another chance! If you really love this show and don’t want to see it canceled. Go to:Change.org and sign the petition to save Emily Owens MD from cancellation! It only takes a minute! DO IT!

  4. Abby says

    I can’t even tell you how much I love this show. It’s the one show I’ve ever been able to completely relate to. It’s crazy how much I feel like Emily!! Please let this show have another season!

  5. DeeDee says

    I love this show! I’m away on Tuesday’s but I immediately watch it on Hulu as soon as it’s released! Please keep this show!

  6. Cappy says

    I thought the pilot was kind of boring, but it seems to be finding its groove. I hope CW gives it a chance. I bet it catches on. I like it.

  7. Lee says

    I absolutely love the show. It reminds me a lot of Ally McBeal set in a hospital. It’s a shame it looks like it will be cancelled.

  8. Dee says

    I watched the first 5 minutes and couldn’t watch anymore. The show is annoying and how anyone could watch it is beyond me. I hope it gets canned. What a waste.

  9. EMILY says

    BY WATCHING THE FIRST EPISODE I STRONGLY BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE RENEWED FOR A SECOND SEASON AND MANY AFTER THAT ITS AN AMAZING SHOW!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT

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