Last month, CBS execs ordered six additional scripts for new medical drama Code Black. They apparently won’t be needing one of them. The network has now decided to produce five more episodes, bringing the first season tally to 18 installments.
Code Black takes place in an Emergency Room in Los Angeles where underfunding and understaffing pile huge pressure on its staff. The cast includes Marcia Gay Harden, Raza Jaffrey, Bonnie Somerville, Melanie Chandra, William Allen Young, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth, and Luis Guzman.
Per the live + same day ratings, Code Black has been averaging a 1.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.92 million viewers. The Wednesday night drama is the network’s 13th highest rated scripted series (out of 18) in the key demo.
Here’s their announcement:
CBS ORDERS FIVE MORE EPISODES OF THE NEW MEDICAL DRAMA “CODE BLACK”
CBS has ordered five more episodes of the new medical drama CODE BLACK, bringing the total number of episodes to 18.
CODE BLACK wins its Wednesday (10:00-11:00PM) time period with 9.14 million viewers. The freshman drama also sees significant live + 7-day playback, adding 3 million viewers and increasing +67% in adults 18-49 and +56% in adults 25-54.
About CODE BLACK
Marcia Gay Harden, Bonnie Somerville, Raza Jaffrey, Luis Guzmán, Melanie Chandra, Harry M. Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth and William Allen Young star in CODE BLACK. Michael Seitzman, David Marshall Grant, Brett Mahoney, Molly Newman, Ryan McGarry, Marti Noxon and Linda Goldstein Knowlton are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.
Source: Nielsen most current (through 11/15/15)
What do you think? Do you like the Code Black TV show? Would you like to see it renewed for a second season or, cancelled instead?