Last year, fans of the Timeless TV show took a big ride on the cancellation/renewal roller coaster. First, NBC cancelled the time travel drama, but after a big outcry, quickly reversed their decision and renewed it for a second season. Can Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan, and crew get that lucky again? Will Timeless be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. **Status updates below.
An NBC action-adventure series, Timeless stars Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Višnjić, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey, and Claudia Doumit. Season two picks up right after the events of last season and follows Rufus (Barrett), Wyatt (Lanter), and Lucy (Spencer) on their quest to prevent the destruction of our world as we know it. This season they’ll find an unlikely ally in their mission to destroy Rittenhouse, a deadly organization Lucy’s family has been a part of, for centuries. As they try not to change the past, they will visit 1692, 1917, 1941, 1981 and more, and encounter Marie Curie, Hedy Lamarr, William Randolph Hearst, and other influential historical figures.
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. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, 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.
For comparisons: The first season of Timeless on NBC averaged a 1.10 rating in the 18-49 year old demo and 4.624 million average total viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Timeless TV series? Should it have been cancelled or renewed for a third season on NBC?
**7/31/2018 Status Update: NBC has ordered a two-part Timeless TV series finale movie. Details here.
**6/22/2018 Status Update: Timeless has been cancelled by NBC. While there will be no season three, there is some hope for fans. Details here.