In the past, CBS has used Saturday nights to air episodes of 48 Hours and reruns of their crime dramas. They’ve also used the night to burn off unaired episodes of cancelled shows. Now, the network is airing an original scripted series called Ransom on Saturdays. The TV series is an international co-production so it may not end up costing them much. Will the ratings for Ransom be good enough to ensure that the TV show will see a second season? Or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.
On CBS‘ Ransom TV show, an experienced crisis and hostage negotiator, Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts), and his team are brought in to save lives when no one else can. Eric understands criminals better than they sometimes understand themselves and he uses his insight into human behavior to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases. Eric’s team is played by Brandon Jay McLaren, Nazneen Contractor, and Sarah Greene.
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.
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Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the Ransom TV show on CBS? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for season two?
5/17/17 update: CBS has cancelled the Ransom TV show. Details here.