Ratings: Fred Willard Show Drops, L.A. Complex Plunges, Plus Raw Records and Syfy Premieres

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Is there no such thing as bad press? ABC’s Fred Willard-hosted Trust Us With Your Life improv series this Tuesday drew barely 1.9 million viewers while mustering a 0.6 demo rating, down 28 and 33 percent week-to-week and letting slip from its grip about a third of its sitcom repeat lead-in.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, America’s Got Talent held steady with 10.3 million total viewers (topping the night) and a 2.6 demo rating (tying Fox’s food shows for the win)…. Hell’s Kitchen (6.2 mil/2.6) and MasterChef (6.2 mil/2.6) each ticked up a tenth in the demo…. The CW’sL.A. Complex plunged 33 percent, to under 400,000 viewers (!) and a 0.2 rating (!!)… and ABC’s NY Med (4.3 mil/1.1) dipped about 10 percent while Love in the Wild (4.5 mil/1.3) was flat in its finale.

A few other ratings headlines for you:

* USA Network’s presentation of WWE Monday Night Raw‘s 1,000th episode was the most-watched three-hour Raw ever (with over 6 million total viewers), while the “regular episode” that ran from 9 to 11 pm commanded the largest audience (6.3 mil) for a two-hour Raw in 10 years.

* Also on Monday, Syfy’s Warehouse 13 returned to an audience of 2.1 million, with about a mil landing in the 18-49 sweet spot — marking gains of 31 and 23 percent versus the previous season’s finale. Likewise, Alphas (1.7 million total viewers, 725 in the 18-49 demo) surged 50 and 24 percent from its freshman closer.

Comments (15)

  • Wow people are really not watching la complex too bad it’s a good show.

    Comment by Mick – July 25, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Alphas was SO GOOD on Monday. Looking forward to the rest of the season.

    Comment by Tricia – July 25, 2012 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know! I liked the first season, but it seemed kind of “meh.” Monday’s episode? That blew me away. It seemed like it was finally reaching it’s potential.

      Comment by Marz – July 25, 2012 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I sure as hell didn’t watch Alphas.

    Comment by Velvet – July 25, 2012 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why isn’t anyone watching L.A. Complex? It’s actually pretty amazing… and I love playing “what was that Canadian actor in?” while watching lol.

    Comment by MJ – July 25, 2012 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BRAINLESS shows, no wonder people are not watching,

    Comment by Jazz – July 25, 2012 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • glad to see the good ratings for warehouse 13, the effects may not be great but the acting and writing has been fantastic the past few years

    Comment by Alan – July 25, 2012 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Warehouse 13 FTW! Its going to be another great season!

    Comment by TV Watcher – July 25, 2012 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Although I enjoyed Warehouse 13, it seemed that they tried to cram too much into the premiere episode and took themselves too seriously (Eddie McClintock excluded). I also watched in HD for the first time and some of the CGI looked a little funky.

    LOVED Alphas. Very strong first ep and looking forward to the remainder of the season.

    Comment by AriesMatt – July 25, 2012 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like The LA Complex but I always forget it’s on.

    Comment by YowzaPowza – July 25, 2012 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LA Complex is surprisingly good. I hope it’s doing well enough in Canada to keep going.

    Comment by Jo – July 25, 2012 04:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Poor LA Complex. It deserves better than this. It’s a good show but the mass out there just isnt’ connecting with it.

    Comment by Janie – July 25, 2012 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Alphas was excellent. Better than Warehouse! Looking forward to the rest of the season!

    Comment by DL – July 25, 2012 05:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The LA Complex is an AMAZING show! I think the CW didn’t advertise enough for it.

    Comment by joseph – July 25, 2012 10:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the LA Complex, it better not get cancelled because people are too lame to watch or don’t know about it. Gah. And why isn’t it on right now!?!?!

    Comment by Betsy – July 31, 2012 08:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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