On May 9, 2019, CBS announced on the network's official Twitter page that Madam Secretary will return for Season 6. No additional information about a specific release date for the upcoming installment of the show has been announced so far. However, we bet that you know that the political drama series is set to return this fall. Even despite a slight drop in the viewing audience, we were sure in such a positive decision by CBS.
The current, sixth season premiere has lost 15% of the viewers. The ratings were continuing to decrease. Yet, it wasn't a reason for cancellation. CBS was keeping silence on the subject of renewal or cancellation of Madam Secretary. Nonetheless, for us, it was clear that Madam Secretary Season 6 is due to happen. It was just a matter of time when CBS is going to announce the renewal.
But still, we should admit that the viewing audience decreased twice in the current season versus the show's pilot, yet the drop has not been crucial and the figures thereby didn't look awful. On the contrary, we regarded the viewing figures as pretty steady. Madam Secretary Season 5 has garnered 6.13 million viewers with a 0.6/3 rating/share among adults (P18-49). NCIS: Los Angeles, for instance, has recently been renewed for another season, despite the fact that the show illustrates a comparable viewership.
Madam Secretary deserved its place in the CBS lineup also because of a reception, which still remain positive. The viewers have mostly found the current, 5th season, exciting enough, given the statistics on Rotten Tomatoes. According to their data, Madam Secretary Season 5 holds a score of 4/5 and a 76% approval rating among the viewers.
On Metacritic, the fifth season has received mixed reviews, with a score of 4.2/10. Yet also worth mentioning that the negative reviews were mostly politically oriented, and thereby generally related to some particular episodes. Though nothing is surprising in such a fact, taking into account that Madam Secretary is all about politics.
Another factor we wanted you to bear in mind, is that CBS inked a syndication deal with Netflix and We TV, to broadcast Madam Secretary on the respective networks. Thanks to such a deal, each new episode is capable of generating about $2 million.
Summing up, Madam Secretary remains a success both commercially and socially. The show managed to keep its target audience; the ratings are dropping, yet still remain high; CBS sells the show to other networks, which emphasizes its success.
Madam Secretary Season 6 release date
As mentioned above, Madam Secretary Season 6 release date is yet to be announced. However, we doubt that CBS is about to shift Madam Secretary from its current schedule, therefore, the upcoming premiere, is likely set for October 2019. Yet, we are still waiting for the official announcement. As soon as CBS sets the exact date for Madam Secretary Season 6 or reveals any additional data such as the official synopsis for the next season, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates.
Madam Secretary Summary
The storyline focuses on Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA analyst, who now serves as the US Secretary of State because of the request of the President. The POTUS trusts McCord due to her experience in the issues of the Middle East, as well as her skills of negotiation. Elizabeth uses the creative approach to find the proper solutions for various complicated situations.
She works as an ace, easily coping with the global issues, even if she is forced to go beyond the boundaries. The series also touches the questions of Elizabeth's personal life and her relationship with the family. McCord is a happy wife and mother to her three children. Her husband Henry always supports and assists Elizabeth, when she gets into troubles.