Are the MacGyver or the Emerald City renewal odds higher now than they were at this point one week ago? That’s something we’re looking to analyze further in today’s ratings piece, which is geared mostly around the Friday bubble shows.
Let’s start off here with MacGyver, given that this is one of the few series with a substantial change from the week before. For an episode that featured heavily Justin Hires’ character of Bozer, the show drew a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That marks an improvement of more than 20% from the week before. The show has all of the makings of one getting a season 2 renewal: It’s been fairly consistent, the quality’s improved week to week, and it’s a show that you can miss an episode and not fall behind.
Basically, MacGyver is right in the CBS wheelhouse, and as we’ve said, it boosts Hawaii Five-0 this season, as well. (This week, Hawaii Five-0 actually fell to a 1.1.)
Expect a formal renewal for the show to come at some point before we even get to May.
The Emerald City struggle
The bad news is that in staying at a 0.6 rating again, we’re not all that confident that the Wizard of Oz adaptation will get a second life on NBC. We expect season 1 to tie together nicely, so consider that some consolation that you won’t get completely screwed over by a network decision. This show easily can be labeled a “limited series” so that the network can move on without too many people getting angry with them.
If the show does get canceled, we pity the NBC social-media specialist who didn’t make the decision, but has to deal with the backlash.
Odds and ends
-Unfortunately, Sleepy Hollow did not help itself at all in drawing a 0.5 rating. Even with a reboot, it’s hard to see it returning with those numbers.
-The latest episode of Shark Tank, which helped to bring the show to a $100 million milestone, was the big winner on the night with a 1.3.
What did you watch on the air Friday night? Be sure to share some of your thoughts with a comment! (Photo: CBS.)