SEAL Teamhas won the Battle of the Bubble, securing a highly deserved Season 3 renewal at CBS.
The Eye network announced that pick-up along with renewals for fellow dramasHawaii Five-0, Bull, MacGyver, Madam SecretaryandS.W.A.T.The scripted series still in limbo at CBS includeThe Code, Fam, Happy Together, Life in Pieces, Man With a Plan, Murphy Brown, RansomandThe Red Line.
In its second season, the David Boreanaz-ledSEAL Teamhas averaged 5.1 million viewers and just under 0.8 demo rating (in Live+Same Day numbers), down 24 percent from the military drama’s promising first season.
In the demo,SEAL Teamranks No. 10 out of CBS’ 17 dramas, while in total audience it only outdrawsThe Red Line, Criminal MindsandRansom.
Despite the ratings erosion,SEAL Team‘s audience remains passionate and engaged. In TVLine’s annual Keep or Cut poll, the showranked fourthon our list of bubble shows that readers most wanted to see score a renewal, trailing ABC’sThe RookieandWhiskey Cavalierand NBC’s since-renewedManifest.
InSEAL Team‘s Season 2 finale, airing Wednesday, May 22, “The biggest cliffhanger is really about Jason’s state of mind,” showrunner John Glenn told TVLine. “At the end of the show, we are with Jason alone and he goes into a bar and he has a drink, and the bartender asks him how he’s doing. The cliffhanger is he looks up at us and… I won’t tell you what he says, but the cliffhanger is really about his mental state. It’s very emotional, it’s very charter-centric, and it’s very personal.”
TVLine’s2019 Renewal Scorecardhas been updated to reflectSEAL Team‘s pickup.