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. Oslo Cole says

    I’ve never been much of a “cop show” kinda guy, but Golden Boy has made me a fan of the genre. The writing is excellent, the acting is solid and the story lines are compelling. Not to mention Theo James is a smokin’ hottie! It would be a D@MN shame if this show doesn’t get at least one more season. Definitely one of my new favorite shows of the year!

  2. SummitGuy says

    Maybe networks ought to design a show to last only a year with an ending that could be extended if renewed. This is a good show with a great ensemble cast and 7 million people watch it. The overall viewing was weak across the board on all networks.

  3. Kimmy F. says

    I am so hooked on this show! Please renew!!! Even if you have to switch nights, keep it!! It’s so worth it!!!

  4. Ryan says

    Best new show on TV. It’s the only show I make sure not to miss every week. CBS would be silly to cancel this prematurely after a mid-season run. Let it start in September with a full-season among their line up and see what a huge hit they have on their hands!!

  5. Marilyn Pliego says

    CBS, please renew this great show that has earned loyal viewers and CONSUMERS! Theo James is the perfect Walter Clark and the rest of the cast is wonderful. This series has earned the right to have CBS rerun and promote for the summer. Am counting on the right decision.

  6. csaba opris says

    renew ….a very good show …you can`t expect something to be succefull out of the blue

  7. Jessie says

    Please renew. I love this show and I certainly hope to see more of it. Try a different night possibly, if necessary, just don’t let it go please!

  8. Sharon says

    Please renew. It is one of my very favorite shows. It is also a favorite of my family and many of my friends.

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