CBS is advertising Hostages as a “limited series” with 15 episodes. If the ratings are poor, will it be cancelled before they all air? Or, if it’s a big hit, will they find a way to make a second season? Time will tell.
On Hostages, the lives of a prominent surgeon’s family are threatened by terrorists who want her to kill the President of the United States. The cast of this thriller includes Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott, James Naughton, Rhys Coiro, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, Tate Donovan, Quinn Shephard, and Mateus Ward.
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.
5/10 update: CBS has officially cancelled Hostages after one season and 15 episodes.
Final season averages: 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.09 million total viewers.
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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 Hostages TV series? Do you think it should end after one season or return with the same or different characters?
I loved the show and cant believe it was cancelled as it was well written, plausible, and had you on the edge of your seat as to what was going to happen next. DISAPPOINTING ENDIng too. Stalkers is no comparison…it’s okay but i am not involved with the characters like i would like to be…. wish you would bring that back along with Dracula
I am shocked that Hostages was canceled ! I cannot believe the ratings were that poor. Its the only show that I really looked forward to. At this point CBS has no shows for me to watch, they really have never had anything good . Fox, ABC, TV LND, HC are my favorites!
Disappointed that the show is cancelled. Loved watching it.
I like the tv series hostage..i would like it to be back..
I loved this show. what a disappointment if it does not come back!