CBS 2018-19 Season Ratings (updated 1/19/19)


For the previous season, CBS introduced just eight new scripted shows during the regular 2017-18 season. The network cancelled half of them and renewed the other four. How will their new programming do in the ratings for the 2018-19 season? Stay tuned.

CBS shows this season (so far):48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Bull, Criminal Minds, FBI, God Friended Me, Happy Together, Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, Madam Secretary, Magnum PI, Mom, Murphy Brown, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, The Neighborhood, SEAL Team, Survivor, SWAT, and Young Sheldon.

There’s lots of data that CBS execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here’s how the network’s shows are doing so far.

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A couple of notes about these charts:

These figures are updated automatically as new ratings are released. The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing), unless marked with an asterisk (*). For technical reasons, I have to resort them manually so feel free to let me know if I missed something.

Keep in mind that the demo numbers are typically what’s most important to advertisers. Therefore, that’s how the networks measure success. Advertisers pay more for ad time on a show that has a higher demo rating. Because older viewers don’t count? No, it’s because younger viewers watch less traditional TV and are harder to reach.

Demo numbers are typically reported using the 10ths decimal place (2.4, for example). In the averages, I’m using an extra decimal for easier ranking. The networks take into account when shows air on Fridays and Saturdays, nights when TV viewership is lower.

How are your shows doing in the ratings? Check the current rankings:

A&E | ABC | AMC | Bravo | CBS | CMT | The CW | FOX | Freeform | FX | FXX

Hallmark | HBO | History | MTV | NBC | OWN | Showtime | Starz | Syfy | TBS

TNT | TV Land | USA Network | WGN America

What do you think? Which shows are you rooting for? Which one isn’t as big a hit as you thought? Are you hoping any series will get cancelled to make way for something else?

Originally published at TVSeriesFinale.com


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