‘Bull,’ ‘MacGyver,’ ‘Kevin Can Wait’ Given Full-Season Orders by CBS

Daniel Holloway

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.

The CBS series join ABC’s “Designated Survivor” and “Speechless”; Fox’s “Lethal Weapon”; and NBC’s “This Is Us and “The Good Place” among the new series to have had their seasons extended thus far. The Eye will roll out three more new shows — “Pure Genius,” “The Great Indoors,” and “Man With a Plan” — when the schedule changes after the network’s last “Thursday Night Football” game this week.


Related stories

Premiere Week C3 Ratings: The Numbers That Matter Most to the Networks

TV Ratings: 'This Is Us' Is a Real, Live Hit

How 'Bull' Got CBS Viewers Off

Get more from Variety and Variety411: Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter