Like clockwork, CBS has renewed its long-lived 60 Minutes TV show news magazine for a 51st season. The show remains a top non-scripted ratings performer for the Tiffany Network and was never in any danger of cancellation.
A groundbreaking program and quite the feather in CBS‘ cap, 60 Minutes is the standard by which other news documentary series are judged. Hosts and correspondents include: Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl, Scott Pelley, Lara Logan, Bill Whitaker, Anderson Cooper, Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell, Sharyn Alfonsi, and Oprah Winfrey, who joined during the 50th year.
60 Minutes: A Look at the Ratings
The 50th season of 60 Minutes is averaging a 1.51 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 11.10 million viewers. Compared to season 49, that’s down by 3% and 1%, respectively. Compared to the other unscripted CBS TV shows we track, it averaged the largest total audience and was second only to Survivor in the demo.
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.).
What do you think? Do you still like the 60 Minutes TV series? Do you think you’ll stick with it for season 51 on CBS? Do you think it will be cancelled in the foreseeable future?