Be on your best behavior, because the bossman’s coming back. CBS has renewed its Undercover Boss TV show for a 10th cycle, which will premiere on a date TBD in the 2019-2020 television season. Last year, the Tiffany Network aired Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition which was presented at that time as a spinoff, but perhaps because of its lackluster ratings, now seems to be counted as season nine of the original Undercover Boss.
A documentary reality series on the CBS television network, Undercover Boss follows members of major corporations’ upper management as they go undercover in their own companies, to get an idea of what it’s like to work as a lower-level employee. Created by Stephen Lambert, the show is based on the UK program of the same name. Mark Keller serves as the narrator.
Undercover Boss: A Look at the Ratings
The eighth season of Undercover Boss is averaging a 0.99 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.67 million viewers. Compared to season seven, it was down by 15% and down by 12%, respectively, over the prior year. Meanwhile, Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition averaged a mere 0.61 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.35 million viewers, so it seems Nielsen households prefer the original recipe.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Undercover Boss TV series? Do you plan to check out season 10 when it debuts on CBS?