Tonight, CBS wraps up the first season of their new Hunted TV show. Viewers seem to have some very strong opinions about this series. Some would like to see it cancelled while others are ready for a second season.
The Hunted TV show on CBS follows nine teams of two in a real-life manhunt as they attempt to evade capture in today’s digital world. Highly skilled investigators in the field and in a Command Center combine state-of-the-art tracking methods with traditional tactics to pursue and catch them. A grand prize of $250,000 is awarded to each team of two that successfully evades being caught for up to 28 days.
The series debuted on a Sunday evening in January, following a highly-rated NFL game. To no surprise, the first episode of Hunted scored big ratings, averaging a 4.06 in the 18-49 demographic with 11.85 million.
A few days later, in its usual Wednesday night timeslot, the ratings were not nearly as good. Episode two averaged a 1.33 in the demo with 5.48 million viewers. The numbers have dropped lower and lower as the weeks have progressed.
Though this series certainly isn’t a hit, the ratings could be worse. I suspect Hunted doesn’t cost much to produce so I’m inclined to think that CBS will renew it for a second season. However, I certainly wouldn’t be shocked if the network cancelled it instead.
But, what do you think? Would you watch a second season of the Hunted TV show or, is one season enough?