CBS’ “Undercover Boss” has been promoted to a second season.
Hit reality skein, which bowed after this year’s Super Bowl, is the top-rated new show of the season — averaging 18.74 million viewers, and 7.1/17 with adults 18-49.
Net hasn’t yet confirmed an episodic order for next season; “Boss” currently airs at 9 p.m. Sundays behind reality staple “The Amazing Race.”
Show follows CEOs from various companies (such as Hooters, 7-11 and Waste Management) as they pose as entry-level workers. In the process, the bosses get a taste of their employees’ lives.
“Boss” was a repeat this Sunday (opposite the Oscars), but in its last original seg, the show averaged a strong 5.1 rating/12 share with adults 18-49, and scored 15.2 million viewers — despite facing off with the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony.
“We are thrilled with the overwhelming response to the series and how audiences seem to connect to it on several levels,” said Jennifer Bresnan, CBS’ alternative programming senior VP. “The wish fulfillment of seeing the top boss perform jobs of the rank and file is universal, and the employees’ stories discovered at each company are often relatable and inspirational.”
Stephen Lambert and Eli Holzman executive produce for Studio Lambert.