Golden Boy: Cancel or Renew for Season Two?

Golden Boy cancel or renew?CBS’ Golden Boy was originally supposed to run on Friday nights but its first few episodes did well enough for CBS to leave the series on Tuesdays. Has it been a success? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

Golden Boy follows the story of Walter William Clark Jr. (Theo James), a young and ambitious New York cop who quickly rises through the ranks to become the youngest Police Commissioner in the Big Apple’s history. The cast also includes Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro, Bonnie Somerville, Holt McCallany, and Stella Maeve.

The police drama debuted to a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.56 million viewers. While the total viewership was healthy, CBS really needs their new shows to attract younger viewers. Still, a 1.8 rating was better than what Vegas had been raking in.

Golden Boy’s numbers fell in the next two weeks and it looked like the show was doomed to be cancelled. But then, the demo started to perk up and rose to a 1.7 rating. Perhaps there was hope after all?

Unfortunately, that hope was short lived and Golden Boy’s ratings quickly fell again. Last night’s episode hit new lows and attracted just a 1.2 demo rating with 6.99 million viewers.

Based on the ratings, it looks almost certain that Golden Boy won’t be back for another season and we won’t get to see the rest of Clark’s journey to greatness.

But, what do you think? Are you hoping that CBS still renews Golden Boy or should the timeslot be filled by something else? Is it worth watching?

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  1. anthony says

    I liked golden boy, sometimes what seems obvious is not, some programs are not given enough time or put up against one or more cable or network shows that have loyal followings and virtually suck up rating points,my example is the show grimm nbc moved it to tuesday’s but I watch the cbs lineup that night and have not seen that program since, only time will tell if that move turns out to be another series killer for nbc.

  2. Pat Wofford says

    Please don’t cancel Golden Boy. It gets better every week. Everyone I know watches and loves it. Too few good shows on tv now, don’t take this one away.

  3. BOB PALLOTTA says

    One of the best shows I have seen in a long time. Looked forward to seeing each week, great acting and drama. CBS is making a mistake I won’t watch any replacement show or
    CBS for that matter.

  4. Cheryl says

    Golden Boy is a terrific show. The premise is interesting, even intriguing. The acting is very good. Chi McBride is outstanding. Each episode has gotten better than the previous. What can beat that? I have so enjoyed the character development…even the smarmy cop. The writing is terrific, as is the camera work. Tuesday night needs this show. Or, put it on Saturday, where there is Nothing!

  5. Greg says

    I am so tired of making a personal commitment to good quality dramas like Golden Boy, only to see them axed while some other less quality crap survives to carry on!!!!.
    We make a commitment as dedicated viewers, but the corporate CBS does not commit to their viewers?

  6. says

    keep goldenboy. u move it from fri night, it is hard to find on cbs webste, hardly any commercials for advertising the show and 8 million viewers are not enough????????????

  7. Ajv says

    Best police show on TV, bar none. More about interesting characters than the blood, guts and depressing violence of most. It would be an indictment of TV viewing tastes if it stays canceled.

  8. Jay Daniels says

    Golden Boy is a great show with different story line and a variety of characters. CBS should think twice before cancelling this show. Everyone I know watches this and was surprised to think it will not continue next season.

  9. Anonymous says

    I am very disappointed in CBS canceling all the shows . I like Golden Boy it was a very interesting show. I would have love to see what was going to happen in the next season. as always something that is good always get cancel.

  10. angel williams says

    Please don’t cancel the golden boy, I have been hook from the beginning, I truly believe that it will a mistake not to renew it

  11. Leslie Maguire says

    Golden Boy turned into being a Geat show..
    I ‘d like to suggest and hope it be renewed for the next season.
    Compared to many of the shows on this year this was a good one…CBS would be making a mistake to cancel it…
    Many stories can be created if it continues..

  12. Anonymous says

    My husband is so upset that Golden Boy has been canceled. Bad choice. CBS lost a faithful viewer and since he has the remote most of the time,they lost me too!

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