CBS’s ‘Hunted,’ shot in Atlanta, isn’t coming back

Angela Brinson of Douglasville trying to escape hunters in “Hunted” on CBS, which aired in 2017

Posted Sunday, March 18, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

A year ago, CBS aired a reality competition show called “Hunted” where real fugitive hunters tried to track down contestants pretending to be fugitives largely set in Georgia.

Two out of 11 teams evaded the fugitive experts for 28 days and won $250,000 each.

But a CBS spokesman today confirmed that “Hunted” was “one and done.”

Ratings opened strong at 12 million overnight viewers and averaged a solid 7.2 million (Live plus seven days of DVR usage). Last year, it was the third most popular show shot in metro Atlanta behind only “MacGyver” and “The Walking Dead.” But CBS has a very crowded schedule and plenty of shows that pull in strong ratings. So “Hunted” lost out.

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