CBS has brought Undercover Boss back for another season. The ratings have come down quite a bit over the years and the show’s format has remained largely the same since 2010. Are viewers still interested? Will it be renewed for an eighth season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.
A documentary reality series, Undercover Boss follows members of major corporations’ upper management as they go undercover in their own company to get an idea of what it’s like to work as a lower-level employee.
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.
5/16 update: CBS has renewed Undercover Boss for an eighth season. Details here.
5/23 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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For comparisons: The sixth season of Undercover Boss averaged a 1.39 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.30 million total viewers.
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 Undercover Boss TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for an eighth season?
I watched a few Undercover Boss episodes last year. Like other ‘reality’ type shows, there’s no way to hide the cameras so nothing is natural or personal, strictly showmanship. I don’t need to watch this any more or similar shows to see people squirm in the not-so-hidden spotlight whether Boss is disguised or not.
Now THIS they can cancel.