Last year, the Blue Bloods TV show was ranked in the bottom half of scripted CBS programming in terms of its demo numbers, but where total viewership was concerned, it ranked fifth. Now in that it’s in its ninth season though, it seems likely the series will end sooner rather than later. How far off is that day? Will Blue Bloods be cancelled or renewed for season 10? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A CBS police procedural, Blue Bloods stars Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Marisa Ramirez, Sami Gayle, and Vanessa Ray. The family drama centers on the Irish-American Reagans, a multi-generational clan of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. New York Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Selleck) leads both the police force and his brood.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in 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.
4/13 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: The eighth season of Blue Bloods averaged a 0.91 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 9.078 million total viewers (live + same day ratings).
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 Blue Bloods TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a 10th season on CBS?
4/12/19 update: CBS has renewed the Blue Bloods TV show for a 10th season.