Time marches on. Despite retooling, in its 30th season on the Tiffany Network, the 48 Hours TV show’s ratings continued to fall. Still, CBS has renewed 48 Hours for a 31st season.
A CBS documentary news program, 48 Hours dives deep into stories which usually center on issues of law, crime, and justice. Correspondents in its 30th season include regulars Erin Moriarty, Peter Van Sant, Maureen Maher, Richard Schlesinger, and Tracy Smith, as well as occasional reports by other CBS News reporters.
48 Hours: A Look at the Ratings
The 30th season of 48 Hours is averaging a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.9 million viewers. Compared to season 29, that’s down by about 32% and down by 17%, respectively. It is currently the lowest rated of the unscripted CBS TV shows we’re tracking, but as a news magazine, the network has different expectations for it.
CBS renewed a total of 11 series, today: Blue Bloods, season nine; Bull, season three; Hawaii Five-0, season nine; Madam Secretary, season five; MacGyver, season three; NCIS: Los Angeles, season 10; NCIS: New Orleans, season five; Survivor, season 37; The Amazing Race, season 31; 48 Hours, season 31; and 60 Minutes, season 51. They join previously renewed series: The Big Bang Theory, season 12; Young Sheldon, season two; Mom, season six; NCIS, season 16; SEAL Team, season two; and SWAT, season two.
Learn more from this CBS press release.
CBS ANNOUNCES 11 MORE SERIES RENEWALS FOR 2018-2019
New Pickups Include…
Entire Friday Night Lineup – “MacGyver,” “Hawaii Five-0”
and “Blue Bloods”
The Dramas “Bull,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “NCIS: Los Angeles”
and “Madam Secretary”
Reality Series “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race”
CBS News Broadcasts “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours”
Combined with Previous Pickups, CBS Has Now Renewed 17 Shows: 10 Dramas, Three Comedies, Two Reality Series and Two News Programs
Demonstrating strength, stability and depth across the schedule, CBS announced today the renewals of 11 more primetime series for the 2018-2019 season. Combined with previously announced pickups, CBS has now renewed 17 series for next year, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PICKUPS:
To date, the Network has renewed 12 of the top 20 scripted series; 12 series with 10+ million viewers (more than the other networks combined); and three of the top six most-watched freshman series (YOUNG SHELDON, SEAL TEAM and S.W.A.T.).
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