Although the first season of Shooter earned the highest 18-49 demo ratings for USA Network, Suits came in right below it and was still their most watched program in its sixth season. Since Universal Cable Productions is developing a spin-off, with Gina Torres reprising the role of Jessica Pearson, is the end nigh for this legal drama? Will Suits be cancelled or renewed for season eight? Stay tuned.
Suits centers on ace attorney, Harvey Spector (Gabriel Macht) and his college dropout protegé Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams). The USA cast also includes Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty, and Meghan Markle. Dulé Hill is joining in season seven as Harvey’s old friend, Alex Williams, a senior partner at the rival law firm of Bratton Gould. This year, Harvey will step up to fill the void left by Jessica’s departure, while Mike is balancing pro bono work with corporate cases. **Update below.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: The sixth season of Suits averaged a 0.42 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.601 million viewers.
Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you still like the Suits TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for an eighth season on USA?
** 1/30 update: Suits has been renewed for season eight and USA has announced the season 7B premiere date. Details here.