The Tiffany Network is doubling down with Hondo and Deacon. CBS has renewed its SWAT TV show reboot for a second season. The high-action program is a reboot of the 1975 original, starring Steve Forrest, Robert Urich, Rod Perry, Mark Shera, and James Coleman — itself a spin-off of The Rookies on ABC.
A CBS police drama, SWAT stars Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, and Peter Onorati. The police drama centers on Sergeant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson (Moore). A lifetime Los Angeles local and former Marine, Hondo has been tapped to lead a new “last stop” Special Weapons and Tactics unit. His team includes the seasoned David “Deacon” Kay (Harrington), newcomer Jim Street (Russell), canine trainer Christina “Chris” Alonso (Esco), and expert driver, Dominique Luca (Johnson). They work under the supervision of L.A. Metro Captain Jessica Cortez (Sigman), a dedicated professional who also has a personal connection to Hondo.
SWAT: A Look at the Ratings
The first season of SWAT is averaging a 1.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.33 million viewers. In terms of its demo numbers, the first season has been a top-ten performer for the network. Find out how SWAT stacks up against the other CBS TV shows.
CBS has enjoyed some success with new TV series, this year. Today, the Tiffany Network also renewed its SEAL TEAM TV show for a second season. The two series join Young Sheldon, which was previously renewed for season two. Check out the CBS press release, for more.
CBS RENEWS “SEAL TEAM” AND “S.W.A.T.” FOR 2018-2019 BROADCAST SEASON
“SEAL Team” and “S.W.A.T.” Join Already Renewed “Young Sheldon”
As Three of Top Five Most-Watched New Series
CBS announced today that the Network’s top two freshman dramas, SEAL TEAM and S.W.A.T., are being renewed for the 2018-2019 broadcast season. The pickups follow the previous renewal of the top new series of the season, YOUNG SHELDON. Based on current Nielsen ratings, YOUNG SHELDON, SEAL TEAM and S.W.A.T. comprise three of the top five most-watched new shows.
“These exciting new dramas have been sensational additions to our schedule, are striking all the right notes creatively, and really connect with our viewers,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “SEAL TEAM has strengthened our Wednesday line up – routinely winning its time period with over 10 million viewers and allowing us to build an even more powerful night, while S.W.A.T. has improved Thursday’s 10:00 PM hour by over 2.5 million viewers versus last season. Additionally, both are among the very top streamers on our digital platforms, including CBS.com and CBS All Access. We congratulate the talented casts and producers on an amazing year as we look forward to their return next season.”
SEAL TEAM is the Network’s #1 new drama in viewers (10.23m) and is tied with S.W.A.T. in adults 18-49 (1.8), while S.W.A.T. ranks second in viewers (9.80m).
SEAL TEAM is a one-hour military drama starring David Boreanaz that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous missions that our country can ask of them. Benjamin Cavell, Ed Redlich, Christopher Chulack, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly serve as executive producers. SEAL TEAM is produced by CBS Television Studios.
Inspired by the classic television series and feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as the locally born and raised sergeant tasked with running a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow and Pavun Shetty serve as executive producers. S.W.A.T. is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios.
What do you think? How do you like the first season of the SWAT TV series reboot? Did you expect CBS to cancel or renew it for season two?