While the CBS audience tends to skew older, the Tiffany Network still packs ’em in, when it comes to total audience size. A number of its dramas are getting long in the tooth and their Nielsen ratings have declined over the years, so it’s always in search of the next hit. Enter The Red Line TV show. Will its themes of community, class, and race appeal to viewers, or drive them away in droves? Will The Red Line be cancelled or renewed for season two, possibly with a new cast? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A CBS limited series, The Red Line stars Noah Wyle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Noel Fisher, Howard Charles, Aliyah Royale, Michael Patrick Thornton, Vinny Chhibber, Corey Reynolds, and Elizabeth Laidlaw. The drama centers on three separate Chicago families forever changed by the shooting of an unarmed African American doctor, by a white police officer. As it delves into life in three distinct neighborhoods, the series explores how our circumstances affect our experience.
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.
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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 Red Line TV series? Should this CBS TV show be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Would you watch with a new cast and story?