CBS has renewed its top two freshman dramas, SEAL Team and S.W.A.T., for second seasons. The pickups follow the early renewal of Young Sheldon, the top new series of the season. Young Sheldon, SEAL Team and S.W.A.T. comprise three of the top five most-watched new shows this season, according to current Nielsen ratings.
“These exciting new dramas have been sensational additions to our schedule, are striking all the right notes creatively and really connect with our viewers,” said Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment. “SEAL Team has strengthened our Wednesday lineup – routinely winning its time period with over 10 million viewers and allowing us to build an even more powerful night, while S.W.A.T. has improved Thursday’s 10 PM hour by over 2.5 million viewers versus last season. Additionally, both are among the very top streamers on our digital platforms, including CBS.com and CBS All Access. We congratulate the talented casts and producers on an amazing year as we look forward to their return next season.”
SEAL Team is the network’s No. 1 drama in viewers with 10.23 million, and it tied with S.W.A.T. in adults 18-49 rating (1.8). S.W.A.T. ranks second in viewers with 9.8 million.
CBS, which also has The Big Bang Theory renewed for next season as part of a two-season pickup, has now renewed the three strongest first-year series, with the fate of the others likely to be decided in May.
Military drama SEAL Team, starring David Boreanaz, follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous missions that our country can ask of them. Benjamin Cavell, Ed Redlich, Christopher Chulack, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly serve as executive producers. SEAL Team is produced by CBS Television Studios.
Inspired by the classic television series and feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as the locally born and raised sergeant tasked with running a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow and Pavun Shetty serve as executive producers. S.W.A.T. is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios.