For years, Undercover Boss was used as a “utility player” for CBS, successfully filling in gaps in the schedule as needed. The series lost a lot of steam in the ratings though and the regular version of the series has been off the air for nearly three years. Will the audience remember this show and tune in? Will Undercover Boss be cancelled or renewed for season 10? Stay tuned.
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. Companies this season include Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, Anytime Fitness, Dippin’ Dots, Deion Sanders, Clean Harbors, Bethany Mota, and Gabby Douglas. Created by Stephen Lambert, the show is based on the UK program of the same name and Mark Keller serves as the narrator.
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: Season eight of Undercover Boss on CBS averaged a 0.98 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.67 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. 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 like the Undercover Boss TV series on CBS? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a 10th season?