UPDATE APRIL 9th 2021: MACGYVER IS NOW OFFICIALLY CANCELLED
MacGyver is facing his toughest challenge yet. The current season 5 is receiving good viewer satisfaction scores (higher than last year’s season). This is a positive sign, but the ratings are down by over 20% versus the ratings at the same point in the previous season 4.
MacGyver Is not Officially Cancelled or Renewed for Season 6 (Yet)
Official status: we are still waiting for a final decision from CBS. MacGyver is not yet cancelled or renewed for the 2021-2022 TV season.
TVscorecards provides the latest status updates on renewal & cancellations for the most popular shows. As of today, CBS has NOT yet confirmed if season 6 of MacGyver is approved. Our data analyst at TVscorecards keeps track of hundreds of data points to estimate renewal chances for each TV series. We calculate a “Renewal Score” that predicts if a show will be renewed or not.
Renewal chances: 53% (At high risk of getting cancelled)
Check out our renewal scorecard below for the season 6 of MacGyver.
What are the Factors that Could Help MacGyver be Renewed for Season 6?
We believe that MacGyver could be renewed based on the following factors
User satisfaction scores are trending up
MacGyver has a loyal fan base that loves the action-packed series. The latest season currently being broadcasted in 2021 (Season 5) scores one of the top TVscorecards popularity score at 85%, which is higher than the previous seasons. This is a good indicator that the viewers from this season will continue watching the show for the rest of the year and for a (potential) new season in 2021-2022.
Many other TV series have seen downward trends in their user scores (probably due to the pandemic’s impact on production schedules) but MacGyver’s performance is in the right direction, episode after episode throughout season 5. This is a good sign that there will be strong interest for season 6 from existing viewers.
Why Would MacGyver Get Cancelled?
We have observed several signals that puts the show at risk of getting cancelled with no season 6. The main factor is viewership which is down by more than 20% versus last year. This is a significant drop and the show is now competing with other networks to keep the lead (Including Shark Tank).
Viewership in the current season is remaining steady, at 4-5 million viewers per episode. We will be watching the trend closely as season 5 unfolds. Viewership is the primary driver of renewal or cancellation of TV series so this does not bode well for next season. If the last episodes of this season continue to show a decrease in viewership, we believe that season 6 would be at risk of getting cancelled.
However, viewership remains steady episode after episode in the first few months (despite being down versus last year) and user scores are trending up. This indicates based on our analysis that viewership is likely to remain steady. As a result, there is no reason to believe that the current downward trend will accelerate.
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Renewal/cancellation Status: Cancelled
TVscorecards user score: 83%
About this show:
MACGYVER is an action-adventure drama featuring Angus “Mac” MacGyver, who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government, where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem-solving and his vast scientific knowledge to save lives. MacGyver is a reimagining of the classic series. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton and Patricia Thornton, ex-field agent turned director of operations and Riley Davis, an unpredictable computer hacker with a chip on her shoulder. At home, MacGyver is entertained by his ambitious roommate, Wilt Bozer. Under the aegis of the Department of External Services, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip.
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