CBS: 'NYC 22' Will Be Canceled, But That Won't Help 'Unforgettable' Or 'A Gifted Man'

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April 17th, 2012

Click this link for the latest CBS renewal / cancellation information:

Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2011-12 season in May, 2012. (includes results from January 2- April 15, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
A Gifted Man (F)* :oops: 0.45
NYC 22 :oops: 0.51
CSI:NY (F) :| :| :| 0.57
Blue Bloods (F) renewed 0.58
The Good Wife renewed 0.68
CSI: Miami :| :| :| 0.71
Unforgettable :oops: 0.72
How To Be A Gentleman * canceled 0.74
The Mentalist renewed 0.90
Hawaii Five-0 renewed 0.91
CSI renewed 0.93
NCIS: Los Angeles renewed 1.02
Rules of Engagement :| :| :| 1.02
Criminal Minds renewed 1.07
Rob* :| :| :| 1.07
Person Of Interest renewed 1.08
Mike & Molly renewed 1.14
NCIS renewed 1.26
How I Met Your Mother renewed 1.27
2 Broke Girls renewed 1.35
Two And A Half Men :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.37
Big Bang Theory renewed 1.75

As CBS' late season drama replacements typically do, NYC 22 arrived with a resounding ratings flop on Sunday night. It is certain to be canceled.

But that won't help A Gifted Man or Unforgettable, they're still certain to be canceled. CBS will want three hours free for new dramas next fall, and there's no room on their schedule for those ratings losers.

CBS will also cancel at least one of the CSI offspring (NY or Miami). More sitcom time could save Rules of Engagement and/or Rob, but without it, they're both likely gone too.

The Renew / Cancel Index above includes results beginning January 2, 2012. How did CBS' shows stack up based on their Fall results? Click here.

*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.


  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2012
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2012
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2012
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2012
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2012

The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show's new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own network. It's calculated by dividing a show's new episode Live+Same Day adults 18-49 average rating by the Live+Same Day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show's own network. The network's average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

How would the Renew / Cancel Index Have Done Predicting Last Season's Scripted Show Fates? Check out how the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from the 2010-11 broadcast television season.

  • hardline_pro

    Glad NYC 22 failed. Now I’m certain that CSI: Miami will get one last season…and hopefully CBS will announce it as it’s last… :|

  • C.A.

    I sure hope they don’t take CSI Miami off the air. I like the people in the
    show. I don’t no to much about CSI NY.

  • Ryne

    ” I think CBS might give Mike and Molly the same treatment. They can’t be too happy with it.”

    While I do think M&M rides the coat tails of 2.5 Men, I think CBS is pretty happy with a consistant low 3 rating and half way to syndication

  • C.A.


  • Mike

    i never say 1 promo for nyc 22 how can they expect anything more why they didnt promote it enouth

  • C.A.

    It really upsets me about A Gifted Man. CBS never gave it a chance. They should
    have tried the show on a different day and time to see how it works out. It was
    a really good show. It’s really upsetting it was taking off the air.

  • matty B

    undefeated tuesday:
    8:00 NCIS
    9:00 NCIS: LA
    10:00 Hawaii Five-O

    that cbs tuesday will be undefeated

  • Azzman

    Screw The Mentalist! They lost me as a potential viewer when I saw that they basically stole their premise from my main dudes Shawn & Gus, of the tv show Psych! Psych rules–Mentalist drools! (that’s right–I’m an 8 year old; so what?!)

  • Ultima

    i never say 1 promo for nyc 22 how can they expect anything more why they didnt promote it enouth

    CBS ran a ton of promotions for NYC 22 on Sundays and during basketball.

    It’s a Sunday filler show, I don’t know why some people were expecting them to forgo advertising revenue to promote it every hour of the week…

  • Ultima

    It really upsets me about A Gifted Man. CBS never gave it a chance.

    Yes, they did. A Gifted Man did poorly relative to the expectations for a Friday drama, and it did poorly relative to the two other fall freshman dramas.

    You do realize that the overwhelming majority of scripts and pilots never make it onto the schedule, right? Getting a fall premiere and airing 16 episodes is getting a chance.

    A Gifted Man just didn’t do anything with the chance it had.

  • Renee

    I really like NYC 22. It has a lot of potential to delve into the characters’ personal lives. And what other show has such a diverse cast? Why did CBS not advertise it? You would think they would’ve exploited the “Robert DiNero presents” aspect a lot more. Seriously, it’s way way better than Rookie Blue. I hope CBS give it a second season; sometimes shows just need time to fly.

  • USAmerica1st

    NYC 22 was given a night when everyone is dedicated to something else. Too bad, I’m a fan of Leelee Sobieski. Cop shows are so overdone, no one wants to watch these repetitive themes. Young cops, old cops, female cops, east coast, west coast, real cops,… Move it to save it!

  • Mike


    I think the networks should all have a week for pilot airings probably late april or early may and they could call it “Pilot Week”… Then they wont fell so stupid because they keep picking these shows that no one wants to watch… Which is a perfect example for FOX Network as i believe all there new shows will get cancelled with the exception of New Girl (which i like as did i like Terra Nova).. All there new shows including touch i am sure will be cancelled and it seems that there heading to the same spot as nbc and giving them a chance to pick back up…

  • KJ Styles

    I think they waited too long to air NY 22. I DVR’ed it the other night and thought it was a decent show. Much better than CSI Miami. The only reason I didn’t watch it live is because the Yankee game was on at the time.

  • Dean_W

    CBS doesn’t like any of its Shows what CBS loves is the money they represent.
    That’s why they’ll never move ‘The Mentalist’ on Sunday at 10.
    ‘NYC 22′ had no preview because the Show is on CSI: Miami Timeslot (and the price for the Commercials is the same but ’22’ production costs are lower).
    Several years ago, they Renewed NBC’s ‘Medium’ not because it was a creative Show that didn’t deserve to be canceled but because it had a 2.0 Adults 18-49 (and it was perfect for the Friday at 9).
    They also canceled ‘Ghost Whisperer’, ‘NUMB3RS’ and ‘JAG’ without reliable reasons.

  • Billybear

    Everyone seems so confident that CSI NY will be cancelled before Miami, but nobody takes into account that David Caruso makes much more money than Gary Sinise. Miami shoots in manhattan beach on stages that cost much more than the CBS owned stages at Radford that NY uses. I’m addition, there are lots of politics at play behind the scenes that will effect which show stays and which goes. Throw in the fact that the Miami writers have been kicked out of their offices but NY writers are still using their offices, Miami being renewed may not be the done deal people think it is. NY is cheaper to make and doesn’t have the tension with the star that Miami does.

  • Ultima

    They also canceled ‘Ghost Whisperer’, ‘NUMB3RS’ and ‘JAG’ without reliable reasons.

    JAG ran for ten seasons and had a spin-off. This is why people who whine about shows being canceled are endlessly mocked.

  • TheOneAndOnly

    Billybear, Miami has much more Syndication Deals than NY.

  • GreatTVDude


    They won’t have the baby this season. They only had one episode left when the order got cut so they’re hoping for another season. If it gets canceled, it’ll have a poor ending creatively.

    Rules was treated nicely for its first couple of seasons as well. It also got enough episodes for syndication, even with the filler treatment. My guess is that Rules will get renewed and stay the filler show for one more season while M&M will remain behind TAAHM. If CBS expands Thursday’s block, I think TBG will be the show that moves.

  • AprilFox

    CBS should keep both CSI:NY and CSI: Miami but air them on alternate weeks, 13 episodes each for a season, just to finish it off. Closure is a good thing. I don’t like NYC 22 at all, poor writing, acting and just plain overdone. Unforgettable is forgettable.

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