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.