How long will the Reagans retain the reins of NYC law enforcement? Has the Blue Bloods TV show been cancelled or renewed for an eighth season on CBS? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is a dedicated place to track the status of Blue Bloods season eight. Bookmark it or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
Airing on the CBS television network, Blue Bloods follows a multi-generational family of cops, the Reagans. Patriarch and New York Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) leads both the police force and the Reagan brood. Daughter and New York ADA Erin (Bridget Moynahan) is a single mom and the family’s legal compass. As the eldest son and a seasoned detective Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) sometimes uses questionable tactics while working cases with his partner Detective Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez). His wife Linda (Amy Carlson) is a bastion of support. Golden boy and Harvard grad Jamie (Will Estes) is the youngest of Frank’s kids. He gives up his legal career to follow the family’s law enforcement tradition. The cast also includes Len Cariou, Sami Gayle, and Vanessa Ray.
Season Seven Ratings
The seventh season of Blue Bloods is averaging a 1.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.94 million viewers. Compared to season six, that’s down by 8% in the demo and down by 5% in terms of total viewers. Learn how Blue Bloods stacks up against the other CBS TV shows.
While theBlue Bloods rating numbers in the important 18-49 demo are nothing to crow about, the show still draws lots of eyeballs to CBS. Even in its seventh season, Blue Bloods remains one of The Tiffany Network’s top five shows in terms of total audience, despite the fact that it airs on Friday nights. It also does well in syndication. Since star Tom Selleck is only signed through the current season, a Blue Bloods season eight renewal will likely come down to whether he and his key cast mates want to continue making the police procedural drama. Right now though, I expect CBS will pick up Blue Bloods season eight, provided all parties can come to terms.
3/23 update: Blue Bloods has been renewed for an eighth season. Details here.
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