CBS has just renewed two of its prime-time drama series. The network announced pickups for the freshman shows “SEAL Team” and “S.W.A.T.” for the 2018-2019 broadcast season.
The pickups follow the previous renewal of the comedy “Young Sheldon.”
The network reports that the three shows are all among the top five most-watched new shows of the season.
“These exciting new dramas have been sensational additions to our schedule, are striking all the right notes creatively, and really connect with our viewers,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “‘SEAL Team’ has strengthened our Wednesday lineup, routinely winning its time period with over 10 million viewers and allowing us to build an even more powerful night, while ‘S.W.A.T.’ has improved Thursday’s 10 p.m. hour by over 2.5 million viewers versus last season. Additionally, both are among the very top streamers on our digital platforms, including CBS.com and CBS All Access. We congratulate the talented casts and producers on an amazing year as we look forward to their return next season.”
“SEAL Team” is the network’s top new drama in viewers, averaging 10.23 million, and is tied with “S.W.A.T.” in adults 18-49 with both shows averaging 1.8 ratings, while “S.W.A.T.” ranks second in viewers with 9.80 million, CBS noted.