CBS saddened fans by announcing cancellation of beloved TV show

Ksenia Novikova
Feb 07, 2019
07:29 P.M.
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The medical drama series failed to satisfy the TV network in terms of average ratings and viewership.


The CBS network has called off one of its popular medical drama shows, Code Black, after three seasons. The big announcement was made by Michael Seitzman, the man responsible for bringing the show to life, with a tweet.

In the same post, Seitzman took the opportunity to thank all the fans of the show for their continuous support and for tuning in every week. Despite their regular adoration, the drama did not do enough for the network to continue broadcasting it.

The television show follows the story of a group of first-year residents at Angels Memorial Hospital, which is a fictional medical facility in the show


The name of the show is a reference to the situation of the hospital - understaffed, ever-busy emergency room, and severely lacking in resources.

Seitzman also hinted that he was already expecting the network's bold decision to cancel the show. He and his team of writers had already worked to conclude the show in a way that they wanted rather than to give it a last-minute random ending.


He assured the fans of the show that the best episodes in the series was yet to be aired. He hoped that the fans would stick around until the last episode of the show and enjoy these episodes.

According to TV Series Finale, the fresh installments of the show earned low ratings for a CBS TV series but instead of canceling, the TV network renewed it.

The ratings dropped further last year in 2017, but the network still didn't cancel the show but simply renewed it for its third season.

Now toward the end of the third season, the confirmation has come that there isn't going to be season number four for the show.


The second season of the show had an average rating of 0.97 in the demographics of 18 years to 49 years with about 5.984 million total viewers.

The average rating for the current season, based on the episodes broadcasted so far, is 0.70 in the demographics of 18-49 with about 5.779 million total viewers.

The statistics suggest that the series has not improved much in terms of ratings and viewership in its third season as well.