NBC already has one medical TV show on the schedule with Chicago Med and another one, The Night Shift, is expected to return this summer. Does the peacock network need a third? Will Heartbeat be a ratings success or DOA? Cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
Set at the fictional St. Matthew’s Hospital, Heartbeat follows a cardio-thoracic surgeon, Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), as she tries to juggle her personal and professional lives. She eagerly fights authority, particularly when it comes to her patients’ health and well-being. The rest of the cast includes Dave Annable, Don Hany, Joshua Leonard, Jamie Kennedy, D.L. Hughley, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine, and J. Louis Mills.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/13 update: NBC has cancelled Heartbeat after one season. Details here.
5/26 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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Note: 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 Heartbeat TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
Please renew! One of my favorite shows. Absolutely love it. Have been praying for it to return
This was the best show in YEARS. So well written and acted. PLEASE bring it back. I have had my fingers crossed one of the cable stations would grab it. Why not re-run season one on one of those stations? Not sure which you own? USA, TNT, Lifetime?
Even after two years, I’m still thinking about this show. It was never given a real chance. Would love to have it return.
Heartbeat is an excellent show and it should definitely be brough back
Why is it when I find a great show they cancel.it. I love this show they need to bring it back.
I just found this show on Hulu on my Apple TV and watched whole season I loved it and am so sad it is already cancelled! I think it needed another season chance and nbc should reconsider it is a great show. Soooo bummed!!!
Noooooooooo! I’m in the key demographic and I’d never heard of the show during its season on TV!! I just watched the entire season On Demand-laughed, cried and swooned my way through, only to feel devastated that it’s OVER. NO! Please make more. This show had it all. Except a decent promotional plan. Fire marketing, not the show!
Totally agree. It had all the elements. I don’t think it was properly promoted.
I loved this show. Very sad to see it wasn’t given a chance!!!
I love Heartbeat and so does a lot of my friends! It’s a very good show with a Great cast! Melissa George is fabulous! You didn’t give it a fair chance to improve ratings! I’m sure ratings will improve given time! Look at Big Bang Theory! Slow ratings at first , but was given a chance! I heard about the show at work and now I wouldn’t miss it! Please give them a 2nd season! A Faur Chance! Thank you!
Please kept heartbeat it is a good show
It should be renewed! Such a great show!
We live in Australia and the amount of people who loved this series are totally stunned at the news this is to be cancelled. Maybe you should try looking at the overseas ratings . In Australia & New Zealand the program was highly loved. It should not be just about Anerica but the other countries that this programmed was streamed too. Your decision was rash and silly as you forget that there are countries out there in the big wide world who really love these type of lighthearted and feel good programmes. It can’t all be violence let us have… Read more »
Im really upset they are taking off heartbeat me my husband and my 3 teenage boys loved it please bring it back nothing wrong with having more then 1 medical show there all different