Despite some drop off, last year, the Bull TV show remained a top-five performer for CBS. In the third season, how will a change in night and timeslot affect the series’ performance in the Nielsen ratings race? Will Bull be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A CBS legal drama inspired by the early career of Doctor Phil McGraw, Bull stars Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner, and Christopher Jackson. The show centers on the brash and charming Doctor Jason Bull (Weatherly). In heading the team at his Trial Analysis Corporation, Bull combines psychology, human intuition, and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/14 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: The second season of Bull on CBS averaged a 1.19 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and a total audience of 10.618 million viewers.
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 like the Bull TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on CBS?
*5/9/19 update: Bull has been renewed for a fourth season by CBS.