While its first two seasons haven’t exactly snatched the affections of Nielsen households, CBS renewed the Ransom TV show for a third season, probably because it does well overseas and is an international co-production, which involves Canadian, French, and German producers, as well as CBS. Since it promotes its status as the “most watched network,” how long will the Tiffany Network remain part of this picture? Will Ransom be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A CBS mystery thriller from creators Frank Spotnitz and David Vainola, Ransom stars Luke Roberts, Karen LeBlanc, Brandon Jay McLaren, and Nazneen Contractor. The story centers on crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont (Roberts). He and his team save lives which often seem beyond saving, in part, because Eric understands criminals better than they understand themselves.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival.
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For comparisons: The second season of Ransom on CBS averaged a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and 2.447 million viewers.
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 Ransom TV show? Should this CBS TV series be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?
*7/3/19 update: The Ransom TV show has been cancelled so there won’t be a fourth season on CBS.
TREMENDOUS AWESOME SHOW!! LOVED VIEWING EVERY WEEK. BAD DECISION TO CANCEL RENEWAL OF SUCH A GREAT SHOW, INSIGHT INTO OTHER COUNTRIES, SO EXCITING AND FULL OF SUSPENSE!! PLS RECONSIDER CBS!!!!
RANSOM IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS ON TV WITH THE WORLD’S MOST HANDSOME MAN IN THE LEAD, LUKE ROBERTS. IT MUST HAVE MORE SEASONS, PLEASE.
Please don’t cancel Ransom! I LOVE this show on Saturday nights.
Please don’t cancel ransom! It is the best show out there on Saturday nights. My family and I watch it together, we are getting real tired of all the reality shows that are the same over and over again.
I love this show!!!
Please don’t cancel Ransom. One of the best shows out there. I’m getting real tired of all the reality shows. Ransom is the only good show on Saturday nights and it would be a shame to loose more great shows to stupid reality shows.
Hopeful that this will be renewed once again because despite it’s ratings (they’re actually pretty solid/stable for a Saturday) CBS easily pick it up for cheap.
Bring Ransom back for season 4! Love this show!
I love this show! Please bring it back for a forth season!!! The dynamic of the cast is awesome!
Ransom is my fave show on Sat nights….PLEASE RENEW IT!!!!
I LOVE RANSOM! PLEASE DON’T CANCEL THIS SHOW. IT’S THE ONLY GOOD SHOW THAT COMES on, on Saturday nights.
Love the show. It’s unique. A breathe of fresh air on boring Saturday shows!!
I was so glad when Ransom came back on. The only thing that gets me is the loud background music. Do not cancel I really enjoy it
While the ratings are not great, what do they expect for a Saturday. Either way, the actual content of the series is good.
So glad to see this show has returned. It is one of the shows that my husband and I watch together. We’re tired of the networks cancelling good shows. Excited to see what this new season has in store.