We continue to have questions regarding the latest Code Black season 3 ratings, mostly through the lens of one question: Why isn’t CBS considering bringing the show back? Not only does the cancellation feel somewhat premature, but it’s also misguided based on the numbers.
Wednesday night’s new episode generated in total a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is up versus the prior week. Meanwhile, the series generated more than 6 million viewers, making it yet again the most-watched show on Wednesday night. The next-closest competitor was American Ninja Warrior with slightly over 5.1 million. This is a show that has performed very well in terms of succeeding without a whole lot of promotion out of it — it’s really remarkable in that way and it speaks to the loyalty that is there among the fans.
So why is the show still canceled? For starters, events like Timeless where a show gets un-canceled are really once in a blue moon. Beyond that, there are some other issues that may hurt Code Black beyond what we see in the ratings — CBS doesn’t have full ownership of the series, for example, so it may not be as profitable as some of the series that it has that actually generate lower ratings. This is something that we get into much more in the video below — for some more information on that, be sure to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube.
While it would be great to wish for a last-second reprieve at CBS or for another network to pick up the property, for the time being the advice that we’re giving is simply to just enjoy the final episodes. A season 4 feels unlikely and based on what executive producer Michael Seitzman has said in the past, there’s a good chance that the show is going to come up with a satisfying conclusion at the end.
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