CBS’ S.W.A.T. could be the “bubble” present that TVLine readers most needed renewed, and its demo supply might assist a Season 7 renewal, however, in the end, it will likely be chilly laborious money that determines the procedural’s destiny.
Longtime S.W.A.T. government producer and former day-to-day showrunner Shawn Ryan addressed the sequence’ in-limbo standing as a visitor on THR’s newest TV’s Prime 5 podcast, the place he additionally mentioned his new thriller, Netflix’s The Evening Agent, and what to anticipate from the WGA negotiations because the Might 1 deadline inches close to.
Evaluating his long-ago experiences with broadcast reveals akin to The Unit, Ryan stated that community TV in 2023 “isn’t the identical place, the economics are utterly totally different.
“Proper now, it’s up within the air whether or not S.W.A.T. will get picked up for a seventh season,” he shared, “and that has nothing to do with rankings.”
As TVLine not too long ago reminded you, S.W.A.T. Season 6 has been averaging 6.8 million whole viewers and a 0.7 demo score (with Reside+7 playback) — up in viewers and off only a tenth within the demo in comparison with its Season 5 tallies. Out of the 14 dramas that CBS has aired this TV season, it ranks No. 10 in whole viewers however is in a five-way tie for third within the demo, trailing solely Fireplace Nation and FBI.
“S.W.A.T. proper now could be the No. 3 present, I feel, or tied for third, for CBS within the demo,” Ryan appropriately famous throughout his podcast hit. “There’s no purpose why the present shouldn’t be picked up aside from the economics of the enterprise are altering, and CBS and [lead producer] Sony [Pictures Television] will or won’t determine a method to economically make a seventh season work.”
Equally, it was not too long ago reported that one other of CBS’ Friday dramas, the Tom Selleck-fronted Blue Bloods, is going through “fairly deep” finances cuts whether it is to safe a Season 14 renewal.
Different scripted CBS fare nonetheless awaiting phrase on renewal (or not) embody the freshman cop drama East New York and the midseason entry True Lies.
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