During its first season on CBS, the MacGyver TV show reboot didn’t exactly set new demo ratings records. However, it was among the Tiffany Network’s 10 most-watched programs, which was enough to score it a second season renewal. Does it have enough bubble gum and paper clips to go for a repeat? Will MacGyver be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
A CBS action-adventure series, MacGyver stars Lucas Till, George Eads, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, and Meredith Eaton. The reimagined drama 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.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in 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.
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For comparisons: The first season of MacGyver on CBS averaged a rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and a total audience of million (live + same day).
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 MacGyver TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season CBS?