UPDATE: As of 05/10/2013, CBS has cancelled Golden Boy after one season. Read article here.
Just checking in Golden Boy fans. This article is our way of informing you about the probable future of the rookie cop drama — is it on the bubble, will it be cancelled or renewed for season 2? As we’re well aware of, it’s the time of the year where networks begin to prepare the chopping block for the unfortunate string of series which delivered subpar ratings.
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A few weeks ago, the CBS network has renewed 14 shows from their primetime programming for the 2013-2014 lineup. Unfortunately, Golden Boy did not make the cut. While it has not been made official yet, as networks usually give their final decisions by May of 2013, the freshman cop drama is for now looking at an obscured future.
The Theo James starring series debuted soft on its original Tuesday 10pm berth with 1.8 in ratings on adults 18-49 with 10.5 million of total viewers. The second week did not present promise either as it slipped 11% (7.41 mil/1.6) on the same demo.
It is also to be noted that Golden Boy was originally set to air regularly on Fridays after airing two previews on Vegas’ Tuesday time slot. But after a disastrous attempt on the third episode airing on Friday (-38% change) CBS opted to let it stay on Tuesdays. Thus, Vegas has been moved to Fridays.
Golden Boy was able to resuscitate the following week after the Friday slip, surging a 50% increase with 8.53 million of total viewers. The tremendous change was a big thanks to low-rated Body of Proof (ABC) and Smash (NBC).
After airing eight episodes from its 13-episode freshman run, the series has not been performing steady. The ratings were vacillating from 1.3 – 1.7, an unpredictable state. On that note, plus with CBS failing to mention it on the recent renewal announcement, we predict that Golden Boy is ‘certain to be cancelled‘.
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