How long will Elizabeth McCord remain Secretary of State? Has the Madam Secretary TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on CBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Madam Secretary, season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
A political thriller airing on the CBS television network, Madam Secretary stars Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Željko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood, and Evan Roe. The drama follows the shrewd, determined Elizabeth McCord (Leoni). As U.S. Secretary of State, she battles office politics, while driving diplomacy and negotiating global deals.
Elizabeth was once a CIA analyst, who exited that post for ethical reasons. She later returned to public life, at the request of President Conrad Dalton (Carradine). He values her apolitical leanings, knowledge of the Middle East, flair for languages, and unconventional thinking. Elizabeth is married to Henry (Daly), a former theology professor who is now an intelligence operative. Together, they’re bringing up three children, which can really test her diplomatic skills.
Season Four Ratings
The fourth season of Madam Secretary averaged a 0.63 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.16 million viewers. Compared to season three, that’s down by 28% and down by 26%, respectively. Find out how Madam Secretary stacks up against the other CBS TV shows.
Will CBS cancel or renew Madam Secretary for season five? In the 2016-17 television season, this show’s demo ratings ranked 20th out of 26 scripted CBS series, but it drew enough viewers to rank eighth in terms of audience size. This installment will give it a decent sized syndication package, so a cancellation is somewhere between possible and likely. For now, I’ll keep an eye on the ratings and update this page from time to time. Subscribe for free updates on any Madam Secretary cancellation or renewal news.
4/18/18 update: CBS has renewed Madam Secretary for a fifth season for 2018-19. Details here.
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