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‘Boston Med’ Improves ABC Ratings Over Last Summer

boston-med_8-5.jpgThere are two episodes left in ABC News’ summer series “Boston Med” and we checked in to see how it’s performing.

The program is averaging 4.86 million viewers so far over the first six episodes in its summer run, and is drawing a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo. The highest-rated episode — the second — drew 5.28 million viewers.

The docudrama received very positive reviews when it debuted. The Associated Press called it “a bittersweet reminder of what broadcast news divisions can do at their best,” though the show’s EP, Terry Wrong, realistically noted at a press screening that ABC’s commitment to the program’s future likely hinged on how the ratings turned out.

Compared to the same time period last season, when ABC was airing repeats of “Private Practice,” “Med” is up +2.8 million viewers and +86% in the 18-49 demo so far. The show is number two in its timeslot, outdrawing reruns of NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” but finishing behind repeats of CBS’ “Mentalist,” which average over 7 million viewers.

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