‘Madam Secretary’ episode 12: The reason behind waiting for new episodes
Over the past couple of months this fall, fans of CBS’ “Madam Secretary” have probably been spoiled in many ways by the avalanche of new episodes. With that in mind, we understand being a little bit bummed out that there is no new episode airing on the network tonight.
So what is the reason for dividing things up in such a way? The simple answer to that is keeping things fresh for the new year. There have already been eleven installments of this show to air, and no matter how you slice it, that is a pretty enormous chunk of the season. Thanks to this, there is really not much of a reason for the show to rush into airing more.
As a matter of fact, you can say that there not being any more episodes of “Madam Secretary” right now is a good thing. Why? If CBS was continuing to push out new episodes week after week, then it would mean that they were trying to burn off the show. They want it to be a larger part of the schedule, at least for now. Good news for Tea Leoni fans!
With all of this being said, there is still no definitive hope that the show is going to be renewed for another season. The ratings in terms of viewers are phenomenal, but the 18-49 numbers could use a little bit of work. The issue here is that as smart and as interesting as the show can be, it does not have that instant appeal when it comes to premise for young viewers.
December 10, 2014 @ 7:50 pm
I record the show every Sunday night and watch it later in the evening so I can just blow through the commercials! i watch 80% of shows that way except sporting events. I usually watch the sporting events while the others are recording.
December 10, 2014 @ 6:25 pm
Are people in the 18-49 age group the only ones who buy stuff from commercials? No! A lot of people have more money to spend after their kids leave home. So why is the emphasis on the 18-49 age group?
December 9, 2014 @ 9:44 pm
The reason is that no one watches TV during the holidays.
December 9, 2014 @ 2:26 am
Why must you cater to the 18-49? The rest of us aren’t dead yet and we like a good quality show, with great acting, amazing story line, and decency to boot!
December 8, 2014 @ 8:36 pm
Im a young viewer and I found the show and I cant stop watching it
December 8, 2014 @ 9:02 am
Re: “There have already been eleven installments of this show to air, and no
matter how you slice it, that is a pretty enormous chunk of the season.”
NONESENSE!! These networks are doing 20-22 episodes annually. Compare that with programming in years past that had 30 episodes. Moreover we’re spending an entire third of our time watching commercials, catch-ups from previous episodes,intros, more commercials, more commercial and credits. Then onto more commercials. In the end we’re paying more and getting less. In the mean time the lucky ones in the Biz are making 10 times as much as their predecessors. We should all invest in TV studios and cash in:) [Getting off of the soapbox now. Thanks for lending me your ear (eye) ]
December 8, 2014 @ 7:33 pm
Agreed! greed…. greed… and more greed.
December 8, 2014 @ 5:53 am
I’m a little confused. “The ratings in terms of viewers are phenomenal, but the 18-49 numbers could use a little bit of work.” So, are the ‘phenomenal ratings’ coming from the retirement homes? I highly doubt that! Madam Secretary is pounding its competition. I think there will definitely be at least one more season, but probably many more to come. I certainly hope so!
December 8, 2014 @ 2:47 am
The show should definitely be renewed for a second season. It is the best new show of this season.