New CBS Shows Are Off to a Hot Start — Network Ups Its Orders for Three Series

Oct 17, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The fall season is off to a hot start at CBS, where three freshman shows received full-season orders today. CBS announced the orders for “Bull,” “Kevin Can Wait” and “MacGyver.”

CBS noted in its announcement that the drama series “Bull” is the fall season’s No. 1 new program, while “Kevin Can Wait” is the season’s No. 1 new comedy and the No. 2 new show overall. Additionally, “MacGyver” is the top new series on Friday nights.

CBS said it won the first three weeks of the fall season for the eighth year in a row.

Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment, said in the announcement: “We’re thrilled viewers have embraced these three shows creatively. Each one has made an immediate and positive impact on our schedule, while significantly contributing to growing their respective nights.”

The network reports the following ratings details on the three shows based on Nielsen most current ratings for the period of Sept. 19-Oct. 11, 2016:

  • BULL, the #1 new program of the season, is averaging 17.32 million viewers, 2.6/09 in adults 18-49 and 3.8/11 in adults 25-54. BULL has improved the year ago Tuesday (9:00-10:00 PM) time period by +18% in viewers, +24% in adults 18-49 and +23% in adults 25-54.
  • KEVIN CAN WAIT, the season’s #1 new comedy in viewers and key demographics, is averaging 11.26 million viewers, 2.8/09 in adults 18-49 and 4.0/11 in adults 25-54 on Mondays (8:30-9:00 PM). Compared to the year ago time period, KEVIN CAN WAIT is up +10% in viewers, +17% in adults 18-49 and +14% in adults 25-54.
  • MACGYVER, Friday’s #1 new program, is averaging 11.35 million viewers, 1.9/08 in adults 18-49 and 2.7/10 in adults 25-54, winning its (8:00-9:00 PM) time period in all these measures. MACGYVER is up +55% in viewers, +12% in adults 18-49 and +17% in adults 25-54 compared to the year ago time period.


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