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Miami Medical: New CBS Show; Cancel or Keep It?

Miami MedicalLast week, CBS debuted their newest medical drama, Miami Medical. Their previous new medical show, Three Rivers, didn’t last very long. Will this new one fare any better?

Miami Medical follows the exciting lives of a group of talented surgeons who work at one of the best trauma centers in the country. The CBS drama features Lana Parrilla, Jeremy Northam, Omar Gooding, Mike Vogel, and Elisabeth Harnois.

In its first week on the air, Miami Medical attracted a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.59 million viewers. That’s not a very good performance but, in the show’s defense, a lot of network programming was down that night.

Is Miami Medical worth watching?

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Last night, for episode two, the other CBS shows saw their ratings rise but Miami Medical didn’t. The doctor show actually fell instead, to a 1.4 rating and 7.1 million viewers. It ranked in first place in overall viewers and tied for first in the demo. On the downside, in the same timeslot, Numb3rs averaged a 1.8 rating and 8.27 million viewers and it’s very likely to be cancelled.

In comparison to other programming, Miami Medical looks positive but the numbers for the whole night are so bad overall that you have to wonder if CBS can make enough money to justify running expensive dramas.

CBS likely won’t make a decision about the show’s future for awhile. They’ve ordered 13 episodes and, unless the ratings take a dramatic dive, they’ll probably let them all air. It doesn’t hurt that the program’s co-executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

But, what do you think? Is Miami Medical worth your time each week? Cancel or keep it?


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{ 129 comments… read them below or add one }

Holly July 20, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I love this show please leave it on, at least for the summer.
thank you


lucyshines49 July 17, 2010 at 5:40 pm

I have been searching for this show. It’s the best mdeical since ER!!!!!!!!!!
CANCELLED????? Please say it ain’t so.
Truly missed


Susan July 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Please keep this show!!! Why not cancel those CSI shows. There all the same,plus all the women on these shows all dress like hookers, with their low cut tops and high heel shoes. Who dresses like that in law enforcement? That’s not acceptable in normal work places! Get real, people!!


Robert Laughlin July 15, 2010 at 11:22 am

I don’t know about web sites but can access them, not create them. CBS, You are making one huge mistake if you cancel this show. It is the best, any genre, to come along in years.


Rob Stevens July 15, 2010 at 1:16 am

Gads, Me & M’Lady were both disappointed to see the July episode of ‘Miami Medical’ was shown as the Season Final. It was a Great drama, and as far as we both were concerned, was/is right up there with ‘House’. I saw the figures that were posted, seems everything these days are aimed for the younger (25 to 49) viewers, we’re both over 65, so I just guess CBS is just like Obama, doesn’t listen to the people, just the over-rated polls.


Josey July 11, 2010 at 10:18 am

Please keep this show on the air. The family really enjoys watching it and the characters on the show make it believable. Don’t cancel another great show on us. There aren’t that many left that are truly enjoyable! I admit we watched it for the first time because there was nothing else on television to watch. It hooked us from the first episode and we look forward to the next show. I agree with Robert, the show is a sleeper and with the right advertising more people will know about it and start watching. PLEASE, PLEASE, don’t cancel this show. It’s SO worth saving:)


EVELYN July 11, 2010 at 10:05 am



EVELYN July 11, 2010 at 10:00 am

Great show——hooked on it from the beginning. Time slot didn’t help. please bring it back, advertise and promote. Twas clean too—-


Emily July 9, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Great show! Why do you keep canceling shows that are worth watching? Friday night isn’t a time slot that is not friendly for any show. It should of received more advertising and placed in a slot that is practical. Actually had some content that was believable and not saying that would never work. Put show back on please.


Diana Nokes July 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I love this show. Please don’t cancel. Put it on a different night anything to save it.


Alisha Adams July 7, 2010 at 9:42 am

What is the matter with you guys? For one these programs that keep getting canceled are great! Did you ever think, in the right time slot and more ads would make people want to watch it?

Think about it!


Robert July 6, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Please, PLEASE don’t cancel your best program! Put it up on another night, advertise it a little more! This show has a great chance of dropping in as a “sleeper” the way FOX’s “House” did. Please bring it back for another year.


Patti July 6, 2010 at 9:25 am

Definitely needs to return for another season and more!!! Love this show!!! Please continue!!


Kris Flowers July 5, 2010 at 4:53 pm

You Guys are crazy if you don’t bring Miami Medical back! The first time that my husband and I watched the show we loved it! What viewers are they asking about whether they are watching the show or not? I have never met anyone who was asked. Every time a new show comes on that I like, they cancel it! This show needs to be brought back. It is addicting and after the last show, viewers were left hanging! Listen to all of the comments from the people who love this show!


Mike July 4, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Please Keep this show!! Its got great chemistry and putting it on the air on a friday night makes it hard for some people to watch…If given a good slot Id put money on it doing as good as the CSI series…its a very addicting show!!


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