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Blue Bloods: Season Four Ratings

bluebloods32This TV series has managed to survive on Friday nights on CBS but the ratings have been coming down each year. Will Blue Bloods’ numbers be strong enough for the show to be renewed for season five or could it be in danger of being cancelled? We shall see.

Another police procedural series, Blue Bloods revolves around the Irish-American Reagan family and their work as part of the NYPD. The cast includes Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Amy Carlson, Sami Gayle, Nicholas Turturro, and Marisa Ramirez.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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3/13 update: This show has been renewed for the 2014-15 season by CBS.

Final season averages: 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.52 million total viewers.

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For comparisons: The third season of Blue Bloods averaged a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.83 million total viewers.

Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you still like the Blue Bloods TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a fifth season?


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Bonnie August 16, 2014 at 8:50 am

Blue Bloods is one of the best shows on TV, great actors, great story content and realistic, real life situations presented about the life of a New York City police family. Please do not cancel this show


kathysteers August 13, 2014 at 3:37 pm

please keep blue bloods on for more than 5 seasons awesome showand characters


ge August 15, 2014 at 10:58 pm

I’ve been watching the show on Hulu plus. It is well written and well acted. I think it is one of sellecks best efforts. I like his mystery series too. But the character he plays is so dark. I have a hard time watching it. He’s finally overcome his cuteness. He’s a fine actor with an excellent supporting cast. And they can hold their own.also. Also, it’s refreshing to see a close knit family portrayed with all that that implies.


Darrel Roloff August 9, 2014 at 3:23 am

Blue Bloods is one of very few series good enough to be on TV. The cast is unique and the scripts are realistic. The interaction between the family members keeps you interested. The moral implications are archaic but still provide watchers with a standard that should be practiced more in our society.


gearldean shrum August 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm

It would be a shame to cancel this show it is one of the best shows on TV ,it’s family oriented and clean to watch ,there isn’t many shows like that left these days. DON’T CANCELL PLEASE!


diane August 4, 2014 at 9:17 am

Nancy, I’m in total agreement. Actually they should pay more attention to the older age vewers because they are the ones that spend more money.


Nancy Tatarek August 1, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Why are ratings based on the 18-49 demographics? Blue Bloods is on Friday nights when that group are out on the town not watching television. The more senior population is home watching TV and Blue Bloods is a decent drama show that appeals to that group. Most of the shows on TV are annoying, offensive attempts at comedy to appeal to the 18-49 group leaving the more senior groups with nothing to watch. Many of the shows on TV are an insult to one’s intelligence and the dumbing down of the population. I used to like
Without a Trace and Cold Case and they are gone, along with a few others, probably because of this lopsided rating system.


diane August 2, 2014 at 10:06 am

Blue Bloods is the best show that I’ve seen in a long time great scripts, wonderful actors. I’m not in the age group that the networks care about, but if they were’nt going out Friday nights the younger age groups would enjoy this too.


Sharon July 19, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Please renew this show for another season. It is the best show on television. Please do not cancel.


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