Cancellation Watch: MacGyver and The Exorcist Remain Down, The Librarians Improves, Plus the Ratings Roundup

By | December 21, 2016

macgyver-2016-cbsRatings Results of Interest: It was a pretty slow weekend with many shows on their Winter breaks or having wrapped up for the Fall, but there are still some numbers to report.  On Friday, MacGyver remained at a 1.0 rating for CBS based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 7.7 million total viewers. Of course, a lot of people (who don’t follow the Sci Fi TV Listings) may think the show is on hiatus because of the poor scheduling we typically see from CBS this time of year. That show was preempted for two weeks then returned for two weeks right about the time most people believe most the broadcast network shows are on hiatus. We will have to see where its numbers come in once it resumes in January (the Mid-Season schedule is available at this link), to get a better gauge of its status. But if it stays at this level, I might be moving it to Bubble status. Over on FOX, The Exorcist remained low at a 0.6 rating with 1.1 million total viewers for its season finale, and it definitely appears that will be its series finale as well. FOX’s decision to schedule this well-regarded series on Fridays looks to have been a bad move because it was never able to build much of an audience on that night. Over on Syfy, Z Nation improved to a 0.25 rating with 870k total viewers for its Season 3 finale. That show has been renewed for a fourth year as expected. Read the full article at our partner site

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