CBS has announced that Friday stalwart Blue Bloods has been renewed for a tenth season.
“Blue Bloods has been a top 10 drama and Friday’s top-rated show every year it’s been on the air. On a night that many have claimed is quiet for broadcast television, its quality writing, superb acting and familial warmth have attracted an average of over 13 million passionate viewers each week for nine years. We are delighted that Tom will return and that the show will continue to be a vital component of the CBS schedule next season,” said CBS President Kelly Kahl.
Thus far this season, Blue Bloods is averaging a 1.4 with 13 million viewers in Live + 7 measures and consistently puts forth a very solid Live + Same Day performance. The series has also done well in syndication, meaning that like fellow early renewal NCIS, it will go on as long as the cast and crew are willing to produce new episodes.
The renewal of Blue Bloods means it joins NCIS, Criminal Minds, FBI, God Friended Me, and Magnum PI as CBS dramas getting an early pass to the 2019-20 television season. More renewals should be coming soon for CBS, which tends to renew the bulk of its schedule in the weeks prior to upfronts.
Blue Bloods airs Fridays at 10:00 on CBS.