What are the current SEAL Team season 3 renewal odds over at CBS? In this Ratings Bubble Report piece, we’re taking a close look!
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Let’s kick things off here by examining the current ratings closely — to date, season 2 is generating a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic and then also roughly 5.5 million viewers. These numbers are down by more than 16% versus season 1 — that’s not outstanding, but it’s also far from a catastrophe. They’re basically near the middle of the road when it comes to the network’s performance. They’re above such shows as SWAT, Criminal Minds, MacGyver, and Madam Secretary in the demo, and about even with what Hawaii Five-0 is generating.
When you look at some of this on paper, it’s worth celebrating — yet, there are some additional factors to consider. For starters, SEAL Team has a better timeslot than many of these other shows — SWAT, Criminal Minds, and Madam Secretary all air at 10:00, and the latter show is thrown around the schedule a lot due to football. Meanwhile, MacGyver and Hawaii Five-0 air on Fridays. SEAL Team has a pretty good lead-in courtesy of Survivor, and there may be a school of thought that this show should be performing even better than it is. We do think it’s hurt slightly by airing opposite Chicago Fire, a show that could share some of its audience.
The current renewal odds
We’d say that you should be cautiously optimistic about the future here. If the ratings continue at the rate in which they are, it’s going to be hard for CBS to really conjure up a good reason to cancel the series.
Of course, the main reason for caution is because of the timeslot change that is coming. Starting in March, SEAL Team will be moving back an hour to 10:00 and taking the place of Criminal Minds. This is a much tougher timeslot since A) you’re losing the lead-in and B) there are some people who go to bed early. If the ratings fall by 10-15% after the move, there could be a cause for concern here.
How to help keep the show around
It’s not so much about trying to recruit new viewers, even though that is almost always appreciated; instead, with this show is may be more about keeping some of the viewers that it already has. If SEAL Team can do that, there’s every reason in the world to think that the Bravo Team will continue to be a part of our TV viewing lives moving into the fall.
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