48 Hours, has been running on CBS for years and years. The ratings were down last season but it’s hard to imagine the network would ever cancel it. Still, nothing runs forever. Will it be renewed for a 28th year? Stay tuned.
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.
5/13 update: CBS has renewed this series for the 2015-16 season.
5/24 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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For comparisons: The 27th season of 48 Hours averaged a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.61 million total viewers.
Note: 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 still like the 48 Hours TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a 28th season?