Is There Going To Be Instinct Season 2 On CBS?


As a rule, most of the procedural dramas gain success on CBS. The network, therefore, has ordered another television series of this genre titled Instinct, which premiered March 18. The show has received a controversial reception from critics and viewers but has attracted enough amount of the viewing audience during its debut. Those viewers who found the drama series exciting, were likely wondering whether there will be a second season of Instinct on CBS?

Though the network has yet to decide the future of the show, we tend to believe that the 2nd installment would be announced soon, even despite the ambivalent response from critics and target audience. We suggest you take a look at some statistics to learn why do we believe in renewal.

Of course, we can't compare the results of Instinct with such top-rated series like NCIS or Blue Bloods. Nonetheless, it's worth noting that the series has drawn many viewers during its premiere. The Pilot has garnered over nine million viewers (9.049) with a 1.00 key demo among adults 18-49. This figure is in between Season 2 and Season 3 premieres of Scorpion for comparison. We don't regard thereby the television ratings of Instinct strong enough. But if the show manages to keep the viewership not lower than eight million viewers per episode, CBS unquestionably will opt to pick it up for another round.

The reaction by critics and viewers was mixed, frankly. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season of Instinct holds a score of 5.25/10 and a 58% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have evaluated the premiere of Instinct at 3/5/46%. On Metacritic, the show's score is 53/100 and 5.0/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. An overall rating of Instinct on IMDb is also average, 6.3/10 > 600 votes. Indeed, the statistics look trivial. However, Instinct could gain better results in the next season.

Summing up, Instinct appears to be an average police procedural drama on CBS with common indicators. We sure thereby that CBS is about to renew the show for at least one more season. Instinct was pretty strong in the ratings; the response was mixed but satisfactory; the drama series fits the CBS lineup ideally. Thus, we expect that Instinct will be returning for Season 2 soon. We just need to wait for a while before CBS announces their decision.

What's The Show Instinct About?

If you have not watched this police procedural drama on CBS yet, we suggest you read a brief overview of Instinct below. Otherwise, you may scroll down to get acquainted with our forecast on the possible release date for a next installment.

The story focuses on Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a former CIA operative, who is currently working as a professor and writes a best-selling book devoted to abnormal behavior, among other things. But one day, Dr. Dylan was forced to return to his operative work when a stubborn and tricky NYPD detective, Lizzie Needham, ask him to assist in the investigation of a chain of murders committed by a serial killer. Dr. Dylan will have to remember his professional skills and restore former ties in CIA to help Lizzie with this case. Over time, they both realize that together, they make the perfect team.

On The Likely Release Date For Season 2 Of Instinct

We have noted that we don't rule out that Instinct could return for Season 2 on CBS. But the broadcaster has yet to announce their decision on the subject. Nonetheless, in the case of renewal, the next season of the show could premiere next spring, in March 2019, given the current schedule of the series. However, since we don't know the exact number of episodes, we don't rule out the winter premiere as well. Of course, this is nothing but our forecast. Therefore, we are looking forward to the official news from CBS on the subject. We will update this page as soon as getting any additional info about the future of the procedural drama series. For now, stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed.