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TV Ratings: CBS wins Friday, ABC takes key adult demo

Fast National ratings for Friday, May 14, 2010 With numbers slightly down from last Friday, CBS still took its usual Friday night winner's spot. ABC, however, snuck ahead in the 18 - 49 demo. CBS drew 6.2 million viewers and a 4.1 rating/8 share in households for the evening. ABC was next with 5.7 million and a 3.8/7, followed by NBC (5.1 million, 3.4/7), FOX (3.3 million, 2.0/4) and The CW (1.7 million, 1.1/2). ABC won the adult demo with a 1.7 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.4. NBC had a 1.3, FOX a 1.2 and The CW, 0.7. To Read More Click Here .

Finale Preview 'Miami Medical' Season 1, Episode 8: "An Arm And A Leg"

On Friday 21 of Mayt at 10/9c, "Miami Medical" takes a very strange case in "An Arm And A Leg". The career of a young golf prodigy and the lives of three college friends are in the hands of the Alpha Team following a horrific alligator attack. Meanwhile, Drs. Sable and Proctor try to analyze their feelings for each other. Source & Preview

MIAMI MEDICAL "Man on the Road" Episode 7 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of the new CBS TV show MIAMI MEDICAL "Man on the Road" Episode 7 which airs Friday May 14 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: As the Alpha Team awaits news of their friend's condition, they must tend to the victims of a motorcycle accident and a small plane crash, on MIAMI MEDICAL, Friday, May 14 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Kari Matchett ("Leverage") guest stars as Dr. Helena Sable, a cardiac surgeon. Kevin Weisman ("Alias") guest stars as Moose, a flight medic. James Frain ("The Tudors") guest stars as Brian, a trauma patient. Source & Preview

Miami Medical Exclusive: What's Next for Nurse Tuck?

Warning: The following story contains important details from Friday's episode of Miami Medical. If you haven't seen the episode, read at your own risk. For a freshman drama like Miami Medical, putting a main cast member in mortal danger so early in the series' run is a risky move. But show creator Jeffrey Lieber tells TVGuide.com it was a necessary one. "One of the things we found out from doing research is that one of the particularities of trauma is that because there's so much violence involved, the rate of doctors and nurses who are harmed is much higher than in the ER and the regular medical profession," Lieber says. Because of that - and some contractual issues that required Omar Gooding to miss a few episodes - Lieber & Co. decided Nurse Tuck should fall victim to a stabbing in the hospital. To Read More Click Here .

MIAMI MEDICAL "Calle Cubana" Episode 6 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of the new CBS TV show MIAMI MEDICAL "Calle Cubana" Episode 6 which airs Friday May 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: When Miami's Calle Cubana celebration turns violent, the Alpha Team finds themselves battling an increased workload. Meanwhile, Dr. Zambrano takes special interest in a young teenager left for dead on the hospital's driveway, on MIAMI MEDICAL, Friday, May 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Chad Faust ("The 4400") guest stars as Todd, a trauma patient. Source & Preview

MIAMI MEDICAL "Golden Hour" Episode 5 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of the new CBS TV show MIAMI MEDICAL "Golden Hour" Episode 5 which airs Friday, April 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: In order to show the importance of their facility, Dr. Proctor is forced to give a speech proving just how vital he and his team are in the minutes following a major accident, on MIAMI MEDICAL, Friday, April 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Shari Belafonte ("Hotel") guest stars as Kimberly Davis, a hospital donor. Mike Farrell ("M*A*S*H," "Providence") guest stars as Dr. Carl Willis, a hospital administrator. Source & Preview

MIAMI MEDICAL " All Fall Down" Episode 4 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of the new CBS TV show MIAMI MEDICAL "All Fall Down" Episode 4 which airs Friday, April 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: As the team works to save the lives of a couple injured in a balcony collapse, they are shocked when the wife refuses treatment. Meanwhile, a patient's arrival with a large sum of cash in tow causes a stir among the staff, on MIAMI MEDICAL, Friday, April 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Louise Lombard ("CSI") guest stars as Karen, a trauma patient. Source & Preview

Miami Medical's Omar Gooding: Friday Night Slot Is a "Good Thing"

A Friday prime-time slot isn't so prime anymore, but Omar Gooding isn't worried about Miami Medical. "I actually think being on Friday is a good thing," Gooding tells. "I know I'm probably in the minority who think that, but CBS has done pretty well with Friday shows. They've got Medium, Ghost Whisperer. ... Numb3rs, which was before us, owned the spot, so we're in good company." In three airings, Jerry Bruckheimer's splashy drama has averaged some 7 million viewers and twice has won its 10 p.m. hour (against competition including 20/20 and Dateline NBC). The numbers are reassuring for Gooding and the Miami gang, who saw their show sit on the shelf awhile. ER vet McCrane on directing Miami Medical: I avoided the helicopters "It's kind of impatient waiting to come on, so to have a good reception feels great," he says. "I think a lot of people have a preconceived notion that Friday automatically means cancellation, but it's just a different beast and networks may have to nurture [shows] a little bit more. But as long as you're good, people will find you and stay with you." Part of the appeal of Miami, Gooding says, is in its signature Bruckheimer high-octane action that would "pull anyone in." But the show also has character-driven storylines with patients and the Alpha Team. Check out photos from Miami Medical On Friday's episode, the group treats a couple who falls after a balcony collapses. Or at least it tries to; the wife refuses treatment. "People always ask if I think there's too much craziness and blood and too little drama, but I don't think there needs to be a 50/50 balance between them," he says. "There are actually wild cases like ours, and with us having to treat these people within the first hour [of the accidents], that makes it so much more fast-paced and unpredictable. But we never forget about the people. You always get to know the patients." By the end of the season, viewers will get to know Gooding's Tuck Brody very well. The laidback nurse is as fun-loving and relaxed as he has appeared — but there's more to him. Miami Medical: "The rockstars of medicine" "Each person kind of gets an episode or so to themselves. You'll get into Tuck's story more and find out about the scar on his head and all that," Gooding says. "There is something dark to him. The last two episodes will focus on him more along with some other insane stuff. It's going to be great! If you thought what we've shown has been crazy, just wait. ... There is a cliff-hanger with certain people." The cliff-hanger is wrapped up, and there are five episodes in the can for Season 2. Now, all the series needs is a pickup. "Hopefully, we'll be back," Gooding says. "I think we have a chance. We definitely have way more to tell."

Miami Medical's Mike Vogel Has a Trick Up His Scrubs in Handling the Medical Jargon

The jargon on medical procedurals can be a mouthful. Miami Medical star Mike Vogel, who plays Dr. Chris "C" Deleo, has a trick up his scrubs to utter the words. "You do your best at the beginning of an episode to look up all the terms so that when you say it, you don't look like a complete idiot," Vogel tells us. "It sort of becomes a contest as to who can get through as many takes as possible without screwing them up." Vogel says it's not just the series' heavy dialogue that sticks close to the real world. The show's glamorous South Beach location also takes after the Ryder Trauma Center located in Miami. Vogel says the splashy setting gives the show license for more exciting medical emergencies. "We get to play with diving accidents and just the kind of things that can happen in a town like that where there's so much money and so much playtime," Vogel says. "The imagination kind of runs wild with how crazy the cases get." With a group as close knit as the Alpha Team, the cases are just the beginning, since much of Miami Medical's drama stems from the surgeons rather than their patients. To Read More Click Here .

MIAMI MEDICAL "What Lies Beneath" Episode 3

Watch a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of the new CBS TV show MIAMI MEDICAL "What Lies Beneath" Episode 3 which airs Friday, April 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: The Alpha team finds surprising connections between themselves and the victims of a tent collapse they are treating. Meanwhile, Dr. Deleo and Dr. Zambrano's playful flirtation begins to draw attention from the hospital staff, on MIAMI MEDICAL, Friday, April 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Sarah Drew ("Mad Men") guest stars as Emily, the bride. Valente Rodriguez ("George Lopez") guest stars as Fortunato, a patient who bonds with Dr. Proctor. Source & Preview
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