Of course, we were sure that there would be another round of the show. We predicted the renewal based on our small study. You may get acquainted with these data below.
Madam Secretary lost about a half of its viewing audience versus its premiere. The current season premiere has garnered 7.21 million viewers with a 0.8/3 rating/share (P18-49). On the contrary, this figure looks quite impressive for a fourth installment of the series. Moreover, it's worth noting that the ratings raised up in the second half of the season. For instance, the twelfth episode of Season 4 has drawn 7.25 million viewers, which is more than the season premiere and closer to the results of the last season's finale. As a result, we regarded the ratings as very steady.
However, as for reception by the target audience, we oversaw quite a controversial trend. On the one hand, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the fourth season of Madam Secretary has received a score of 3.6/5 with a 73% approval rating among the viewers. On the contrary, on Metacritic, the current season of the political drama has a score of just 3.4/10. Nonetheless, an overall score of Madam Secretary on IMDb is 7.6/10 ~ 14,700 votes.
Summing up, Madam Secretary looks like a long-term project on CBS. The series managed to preserve a huge amount of its target audience, possesses mainly favorable reception and the immense fandom. Besides, as mentioned above, CBS cooperates with other television networks, to broadcast the series. After all, CBS had to take such strong television ratings into account to make their decision. It turns out that we were right in our estimate.
Madam Secretary SummaryIf you have not yet seen this political thriller on CBS, here is a brief overview below.
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.