The Tiffany network is sticking with the Reagan family. CBS has renewed its Blood Bloods TV show for a ninth season. Although the police procedural has fallen in the ratings and has never been a strong performer in the coveted 18-49 year old viewer demo, it always draws a large total audience, even on Friday nights, when viewership tends to dip.
A CBS family drama, Blue Bloods stars Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Marisa Ramirez, Sami Gayle, and Vanessa Ray. The police procedural centers on the Irish-American Reagans, a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. New York Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Selleck) leads both the police force and his brood.
Blue Bloods: A Look at the Ratings
The eighth season of Blue Bloods is averaging a 0.92 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 9.21 million viewers. Compared to season seven, that’s down by 26% and down by 12%, respectively. Thanks to its poor performance in the demo, Blue Bloods ranks 18th out of the 25 scripted CBS TV shows we’re tracking. However, when we sort by average total viewership, it rises to fifth place.
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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