CBS has handed full-season orders to three freshman series — “Bull,” “MacGyver” and “Kevin Can Wait.” The move is a sign of faith in the first batch of new shows the network debuted this fall.
“We’re thrilled viewers have embraced these three shows creatively,” said Glenn Geller, president, CBS Entertainment. “Each one has made an immediate and positive impact on our schedule, while significantly contributing to growing their respective nights.”
“Bull,” from CBS Television Studios, is the top new series of the season in total viewers, averaging 17.3 million per episode, according to Nielsen live-plus-seven data, and a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49. “Kevin Can Wait,” from Sony Pictures Television, is the top new comedy of the season in viewers and the 18-49 demo, averaging 11.3 million and a 2.8 in its Monday timeslot following “The Big Bang Theory.” “MacGyver,” from CBS Television Studios, has been a standout on Fridays, averaging 11.4 million viewers and a 1.9 in the demo, the best of any program for the night.