The FBI: Most Wanted series has been a solid performer for CBS since its debut and its ratings have outperformed longer-running shows. Now, the network has devoted its entire Tuesday night schedule to the series in the FBI franchise. Will this move negatively or positively affect the ratings? Will FBI: Most Wanted be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned.
A procedural drama, FBI: Most Wanted is a spin-off of the FBI TV series. The show stars Julian McMahon, Alexa Davalos, Roxy Sternberg, Keisha Castle-Hughes, and Miguel Gomez. The story focuses on the work of the Fugitive Task Force, a team that tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted list. The highly skilled agents function as a mobile undercover unit that’s always out in the field, pursuing those who are most desperate to elude justice. Jess LaCroix (McMahon), a seasoned but enigmatic agent, oversees the team which includes forensics expert Sheryll Barnes (Sternberg); computer and hacking whiz Hana Gibson (Castle-Hughes); undercover pro Ivan Ortiz (Gomez); and Navy veteran and cold-case expert Kristin Gaines (Davalos).
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For comparisons: Season two of FBI: Most Wanted on CBS averaged a 0.58 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.76 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. Though other economic factors are involved, the higher-rated shows usually get renewed and the lower-rated ones get cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the FBI: Most Wanted TV series on CBS? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?