Somewhere, Dr. Phil is smiling. CBS has renewed its Bull TV show for a third season. Although the ratings fell some in the sophomore season, the series remains a top performers for the Tiffany Network, so the renewal was expected.
A CBS legal drama, Bull stars Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Annabelle Attanasio, Christopher Jackson, Dena Tyler, Jill Flint, and Eliza Dushku. The series centers on the brash and charming Doctor Jason Bull (Weatherly) — a character inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw. 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.
Bull: A Look at the Ratings
The second season of Bull is averaging a 1.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.57 million viewers. Compared to season one, it’s down by about 17% and down by 7%, respectively. Find out how Bull stacks up against the other CBS TV shows.
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 like the Bull TV series? Did you think CBS would cancel or renew it for season three?