If you enjoy CBS’ “Madam Secretary,” hopefully you really enjoyed the new episode airing on the network tonight! Let’s hope it is strong enough to really withstand the lengthy amount of time you’re going to be waiting for the next installment.
Based on the information that we have seen (per the Futon Critic), the twelfth episode of this season is going to be airing come Sunday, January 4. This seems to be around the right return date for the show, given what we know about the way the CBS schedule tends to work. They like to air new episodes of shows at some point early in the year, and after a brief little swap over the coming weeks with “The Mentalist” and “Undercover Boss,” Sunday is going to see the schedule return more to form.
What we are going to be personally interested to see early next year is just how some of these shows actually fare without having to deal with some of the frustrations related to NFL football. After all, there have been very few episodes of “Madam Secretary” this season to actually air at the designated start time of 8:00 p.m. Eastern. This will happen more early next year, and that can give us a better sense of if Tea Leoni and company will stick around.
Right now, we would classify the show firmly as on the bubble. Its numbers in the 18-49 demographic are not great, and that alone may suggest to CBS that they are not going to suddenly rise for a second season. On the flip side, there are a ton of people who watch this show regularly, and if they opt to care more about total viewers than the ages of many of them, it will probably stay put.
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