Ratings: Talent on Top, L.A. Complex Returns Flat

America’s Got Talent dipped a smidgen this Tuesday but copped a double-win, leading all comers with 10.1 million total viewers and a 2.6 demo rating.

Alas, with Love in the Wild proving a soft lead-out, Fox and its Gordon Ramsay twofer came away with the night’s demo victory, as Hell’s Kitchen (6 mil/2.4) inched up 9 and 4 percent from its last “regular” (non-holiday) Tuesday outing and MasterChef (6.1 mil/2.5) rose 12 and 9 percent.


* On ABC, Wipeout (4.6 mil/1.4) dropped some 20 percent from its last Thursday episode and Trust Us With Your Life (2.7 mil/0.9) was down 20 percent from its premiere, but NY Med (4.8 mil/1.2) held steady.

* The CW’s The L.A. Complex opened Season 2 with 661,000 total viewers and a 0.3 rating, right on par with its first season finale.

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  1. TV Gord says:

    I think the only reason The CW brought back The L.A. Complex is because the show was already greenlit for Canadian TV, so all they had to do was buy it from the distribution company. Cheap TV for the summertime.

  2. Lani says:

    The problem is that The CW doesn’t promote it well enough. It is a really great show and they need to do a better job of reaching out to people.

    • Captain says:

      I think people have made up their minds by now. The CW should have promoted it better in the spring.

      • portiaslegacy says:

        Agreed. They barely aired ads and then only on their own programming. Nothing in magazines or posters. It is a great series, but it has bad associations and poor visibility.

    • ellis says:

      i agree. this series breaks boundaries and explores subject matter in a fresh and very honest way. i wonder what it would be like on another channel.

  3. Roger says:

    In nomination for The best series that nobody watch …… The L.A. Complex

  4. chris says:

    La complex is so good they have to do better marketing for this show! Tariq and Kal are my favorite couple.

    • Sg.Grant says:

      WERE your favorite couple.


    • Captain says:

      I understand loving the storyline and being interested by them but how in the world can anyone support Tariq/Kal? The level of abuse in that relationship makes Chuck Bass look like Prince Charming.

      • portiaslegacy says:


        Seriously loved what Tariq told Kal about how he could never believe him, and how he could never trust love again. So heartbreaking.

  5. Katlina says:

    I think next week’s LA Complex’s rating will go up. The ending of last night’s episode was so INTENSE!

  6. jared says:

    The LA COMPLEX is a great show..its ashame..but the CW could care less. If the show did better when it premiered..i could understand promoting it..but the ratings sucked. The CW just needs to keep something on the air because there summer ratings have been god awful.

  7. Ally says:

    Generally all youth demo ratings have been down the last couple of years (likely due to multi-platform viewing/DVRing) so it’s very hard to tell how many people are ACTUALLY watching this show.I think there may well be more viewers than the ratings imply.

  8. Brandon says:

    There are several shows mentioned in this article and the only one people are talking about is The L.A. Complex. I think that really says something. This show deserves so much more credit than it gets from ratings.

    Stephen Stohn is an amazing producer and has assembled a great group of actors for the main cast. And if that weren’t enough, the storylines almost never take the easy way out.

    In saying that, the finale was phenomenal. Even if it were the series finale, I think it would do the show justice. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Season 3, but know better than to get my hopes up. Perhaps, at the very least, CTV will keep this show going. Shame on the CW for not promoting this show better in the Spring because it could have attracted millions of viewers in the US.