A military legal drama, The Code stars Luke Mitchell, Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Phillipa Soo, Raffi Barsoumian, and Delaney. The story unfolds at the Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico, Virginia and centers on the prosecutors, defense lawyers, and investigators who work on the legal challenges facing the U.S. Marine Corps.
The Code got off to a mediocre start in the ratings when it premiered on April 9th. The show drew a 0.73 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.13 million viewers. The following week, in its regular timeslot, it fell to a 0.53 rating with 4.45 million. The numbers for the rest of the season didn’t get much better.
In June, CBS pulled the series from the schedule and replaced it with reruns of renewed dramas Magnum PI and God Friended Me. The Code returned from its month-long hiatus this month and the poor ratings got even worse for the four remaining installments.
The first season finale aired last night and, despite having some devoted fans, that will also be the end of the show.
Thank you to all you wonderful people who watched @TheCodeCBS. Last night was our finale and sadly, no more. I’ll never make General. But I loved this cast of stellar actors & know we’ll meet again. Semper Fidelis. ???????? pic.twitter.com/kqjcZBTRzo
— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) July 23, 2019
Unfortunately it’s true… @TheCodeCBS has come to an end and while I’m disappointed that I don’t get to continue this particular adventure with these stellar humans, I feel very grateful for, and proud of, the show we made. Thank you so much to everyone who watched!! #TheCode ???? pic.twitter.com/e8aY3O2qII
— Luke Mitchell (@LukeMitchell__) July 24, 2019
This was taken right after my last scene with the wonderful @annawoodyall. Tears were flowing, YES… but you don’t need to know where they came from. I love this photo. And I love you Anna. ???????? #TheCode pic.twitter.com/Z1k59TBULS
— Luke Mitchell (@LukeMitchell__) July 23, 2019
Sad to see this one go, but I get to keep ALLL the memories!!! https://t.co/0MXH1UHxUF
— raffi barsoumian (@rbarsou) July 24, 2019
It was a honor to tell these stories. It was an even bigger honor to work along side these wonderful actors and lovely humans. Friends for life. Thank you for watching. ❤️ https://t.co/8SC6C9jZhI
— Anna Wood (@annawoodyall) July 24, 2019
Thank you to our @TheCodeCBS fans! Our show won’t return next season, but I’m so grateful for the experience, my amazing cast, crew and creatives, and all of you who tuned in! And a THANK YOU to the #USMC, it’s been an honor to play Lt. Harper Lee❤️
— Phillipa Soo (@Phillipasoo) July 23, 2019
— Ato Essandoh (@AtoEssandoh) July 23, 2019
What do you think? Did you enjoy The Code TV show on CBS? Would you have watched a second season of this drama series?