The Tiffany Network is still with her. CBS has renewed its Madam Secretary TV show for a fifth season. This was a real squeaker. With the series’ bottom-of-the-barrel demo performance, as well as its declining total audience size, since it already has a decent syndication package, the cancellation chances were very real.
A CBS political drama, 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.
Madam Secretary: A Look at the Ratings
The fourth season of Madam Secretary is averaging a 0.65 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.20 million viewers. Compared to season three, that’s down by 26% and down by 25%, respectively. When we sort the 25 scripted CBS TV shows we’ve been tracking, it ranks 24th in the demo (behind Saturday night’s Ransom) and rises to only 16th place, when sorted by 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? Do you still like the Madam Secretary TV series? Did you expect CBS to cancel or renew it for season five? Do you think the fifth installment will be the show’s final one? Let us know, below.