The original Magnum PI TV show, which ran on CBS from 1980 to 1988 and starred Tom Selleck in the title role, was a pretty big hit back in the days when there were far fewer choices and hence, much bigger audiences. Now that the Tiffany network has rebooted the Hawaii-set action-adventure series for a new generation, will it still burn up the Nielsen ratings? Will the new Magnum PI be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A CBS crime drama, Magnum PI stars Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang, and Amy Hill. The mystery thriller centers on former Navy SEAL Thomas Magnum (Hernandez), who is back from Afghanistan and working as a private investigator. Magnum lives in a guest cottage on the Robin’s Nest estate in Oahu, where he also serves as a security consultant. With his team at the ready, a vintage Ferrari at his disposal, and his trademark aviator sunglasses, Magnum is always ready to crack the next case.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
3/12 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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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 Magnum PI TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season on CBS?
*1/25/19 update: CBS has renewed the Magnum PI TV show for a second season.