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The TV Ratings Guide's Take On...Bull, Pure Genius, and MacGyver

Bull
Full Boyle
Getting the post-NCIS slot, Bull also has Michael Weatherly, who was a former star on NCIS. This
one will likely make it, probably premieres strong thanks to the former cast member, and levels out as a solid player. RENEW

HV
The lead-in and the start point to a successful CBS procedural, so I predict it will be renewed.

JB
Renewed. It has NCIS as a lead-in, and it would have to completely tank for it to get canceled. I don't expect that to happen. It has the best lead-in it can get. I say that it will be renewed.

Jon
Bull has garnered a good bit of buzz, some for the plot, and it is looking good, but mostly because it starts a former NCIS star. Despite that, I don't think the show will light up the charts with its performance, but it shouldn't do too terribly. I think it will get mediocre ratings and be renewed.

Luke
Bull will likely be CBS's biggest success of the season, with he very cushy time slot between NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans. I'm thinking we will see a premiere in the mid 2.0s and then a gradual decline to the high 1.0s by the end of its first season run. Bull will, without doubt, be renewed and become one of CBS"s long term staples.

Full Boyle
This is a show that will lead out of Life in Pieces, which probably won't do well. It doesn't have much buzz, so things are not looking good for this one. CANCEL

HV
This show brings to a tricky time slot nothing that would make me believe it could be successful, so it'll likely receive a cancelation.

JB
Canceled. Thursday at 10pm is becoming a death slot in addition to the Sunday 10pm slot. Plus it's incompatible with the comedies that lead into it.

Jon
Pure Genius is an example of a show that I don't think anyone thought would get picked up, and a show I had never heard of before the pickup. Now that may not be good. Also, it is a medical procedural, which typically don't do well for CBS. They have one medical show on right now vs 1000 cop shows. I think this show will be quite ignored, similar to Rush Hour, both having no buzz, and sadly not be renewed for a second season, or receive more episodes than its original order.

Luke
CBS has not had much success in the Thursdays at 10 time slot for the past few years, and I don't see Pure Genius being an exception to that. This new take on the medical genre will premiere in the low-mid 1.0s and likely hover around the 1.0 borden for its remaining episodes, possibly going fractional. You won't likely be seeing Pure Genius next season, especially if Code Black sees even the slightest bit of success this fall.

Full Boyle
Scripted series on Fridays have not really done well, and MacGyver will have no lead-in support. It has bad reception, and its chances are not good, to put it lightly. CANCEL

HV
Shows based on movies typically aren't successful, and I especially doubt this one would be leading off Friday night; it'll be quickly canceled.

JB
Canceled. CBS has a terrible track record on rookies airing at the Friday 8pm slot getting canceled. Expect this show to be pulled from the schedule, plus a schedule change.

Jon
MacGyver is a remake of an old ABC show from 24 years ago. Now, I'm not saying remakes typically don't do well, but remakes typically don't do well. I just don't think much is in this show's favor, it is also going to air on Fridays, and to make it worse it will start off the night. So, that means it won't have a lead-in to help it. However, the trailer didn't get particularly bad reception, so that could be a good sign. But my prediction for this show is a cancelation. It just does not seem to have much going for it. I could be wrong, though, so don't get too upset.

Luke
CBS's remake of this hit of the past will very likely not be a hit anymore. MacGyver will lead off Friday nights with either low 1.0 or fractional ratings, and be canceled by the end of the season (maybe even by the end of the first couple weeks). This is CBS's big mistake of the season.