Once again, Mac comes through in the clinch. CBS has renewed its MacGyver TV show for a third season. Despite a disappointing showing in the demo, the reboot draws a good-sized total audience for the older-skewing Tiffany Network.
A CBS action-adventure drama, MacGyver stars Lucas Till, George Eads, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, and Meredith Eaton. The reimagined series (the 1985 original starred Richard Dean Anderson) centers on Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Till), a 20-something adventurer. Mac creates a secret organization within the US government. There, he uses his vast scientific knowledge and extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving to save the world.
MacGyver: A Look at the Ratings
The second season of MacGyver is averaging a 0.85 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.960 million viewers. Compared to season one, that’s down by about 21% and 7%, respectively. Although it ranks 21st out of the 25 scripted CBS TV shows in the demo, it rises to 11th place, in terms of average total viewership.
CBS renewed a total of 11 series, today: Blue Bloods, season nine; Bull, season three; Hawaii Five-0, season nine; Madam Secretary, season five; MacGyver, season three; NCIS: Los Angeles, season 10; NCIS: New Orleans, season five; Survivor, season 37; The Amazing Race, season 31; 48 Hours, season 31; and 60 Minutes, season 51. They join previously renewed series: The Big Bang Theory, season 12; Young Sheldon, season two; Mom, season six; NCIS, season 16; SEAL Team, season two; and SWAT, season two.
Learn more from this CBS press release.
CBS ANNOUNCES 11 MORE SERIES RENEWALS FOR 2018-2019
New Pickups Include…
Entire Friday Night Lineup – “MacGyver,” “Hawaii Five-0”
and “Blue Bloods”
The Dramas “Bull,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “NCIS: Los Angeles”
and “Madam Secretary”
Reality Series “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race”
CBS News Broadcasts “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours”
Combined with Previous Pickups, CBS Has Now Renewed 17 Shows: 10 Dramas, Three Comedies, Two Reality Series and Two News Programs
Demonstrating strength, stability and depth across the schedule, CBS announced today the renewals of 11 more primetime series for the 2018-2019 season. Combined with previously announced pickups, CBS has now renewed 17 series for next year, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PICKUPS:
To date, the Network has renewed 12 of the top 20 scripted series; 12 series with 10+ million viewers (more than the other networks combined); and three of the top six most-watched freshman series (YOUNG SHELDON, SEAL TEAM and S.W.A.T.).
What do you think? Are you still watching the new MacGyver TV series? Did you think it would be cancelled or renewed for season three on CBS?