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.

  • Cory

    I corrected Nick’s error on Mike & Molly (but he also didn’t give a +1 to any show). My votes are below.

    THE MENTALIST – 23 (+3)
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 2 (-3)
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 31 (+1)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 9 (-2)
    NCIS – 26 (+2)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 62 (-1)(Only because I have nowhere else to put it)

  • Max

    I know what CBS shows will come back or won’t come back for the 2012-13 season:

    Already renewed: Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Hawaii Five-O, CSI, NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds, Person of Interest, Mike & Molly, NCIS, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory

    Will be renewed: Two and a Half Men

    Toss-up: CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Rules of Engagement, & Rob

    Cancelled: A Gifted Man, NYC 22, & Unforgettable

  • sc04


    Doesn’t the recent airing of TBBT at 9 and relatively good performance of POI at 10 point to CBS expanding its comedy block?

  • Rebecca

    @Ralph Hahn
    Oh, I know. I agree with you. I was only pointing out to JS that the figures he/she was looking at most likely were overall total # of viewers and not just the ones that fall within the “desired” demo. I only call it that (“desired demo”) because it’s what the Nielsen system looks at….I’m 41, my parents are in their late 60s and they buy more stuff now than they ever did even at my age (and they’re not set in stone with most of their brand choices). Some day maybe the system will change, but not any time soon. That’s what everyone keeps telling me. Personally, I’d like us all to have special TV viewing glasses (non-prescription unless you need a certain prescription in them to be able to see what you’re watching better) that scan (press a button on them) what we’re watching no matter what device we’re watching on (mobile phone, laptop, PC, TV screen) every 15 minutes or so, so that total viewers can be counted (and the glasses would be registered so the “monitors” would know the age, sex and gender of the person wearing the glasses…maybe other info too if that was required). I bet someone could come up with that technology (look at all the unemployed NASA people, or soon-to-be unemployed anyway) some time soon. Might seem inconvenient at first to have to wear these glasses, but people who want their viewing choices to count in the ratings would be willing to do it – I would.

    @all Elimination Game players
    Please make sure you’re doing all the votes you’re supposed to….+1, +2, +3, -1, -2, -3. If you leave anything out your vote shouldn’t count. Once we’re down to just doing +1, +2, -1, -2 someone will say so (it has to do with how many shows are left on the list to vote on).

  • Rebecca

    ^Duh, “sex and gender” are the same thing. I’m typing too early – caffeine hasn’t kicked in yet. I meant age, sex and whatever else the ratings monitors (people monitors) would need to know. Income, race perhaps? Whatever.

  • me

    I saw NYC 22 last Sunday night, and I kind of liked it. and I totally agree with the people on this message board who enjoy a Gifted Man. I really liked that show too! and Unforgettable is good too. I will miss these shows if they are cancelled. (or maybe that’s WHEN they get cancelled?) I am happy that Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five 0 have both been renewed for another season.

  • Rebecca

    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 0 (-2) eliminated! remove from list, next voter
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 32 (+1)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 6 (-3)
    NCIS – 25 (-1)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 42 (+2)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 65 (+3)

    quote from HIMYM [7.21]:
    Marshall: Lily dream-banged someone we know.
    Barney: Okay, you caught me vermilion handed. The truth is…I’ve spent the last 5 years trying to “inception” your wife.
    Marshall: That movie only came out 2 years ago.
    Barney: What movie?

  • rob60990

    THE MENTALIST – 24 (+1)
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 30 (-2)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 3 (-3)
    NCIS – 27 (+2)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 41 (-1)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 68 (+3)

  • Kay

    To me Unforgettable was forgettable, Gifted Man was boring and I couldn’t even make it through the hole NYC 22 show! So CBS Please keep both CSI’s for one more year, to let them give us a good series finals for both shows…

  • mondocane

    It was not Robert DeNiro as producer as much as Richard Price as creator and writer of the pilot that got me interested. RP wrote several hit movies starring DeNiro, Keitel, Gibson, Sorvino,Pacino,just to name a few. This pilot bore no resemblance to anything Price wrote in the past.

  • Nick

    Oopsies. I forgot to add +1 to my vote, so it’s disqualified.


    MIKE & MOLLY – 0 :-(
    NCIS – 30

    New Vote:
    (now voting +1,+2,-1, and -2)
    THE MENTALIST – 25 (-1)
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 32 (+2)
    NCIS – 28 (-2)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 69 (+1)

  • Riff Rafferty

    What a stupid statement about Gary Sinise. If you follow what he’s done outside the show, he’s a big supporter of the troops overseas and performs chartity concerts all over the world with his Lt. Dan Band. He’s the last person you should call arrogant. Also, he was recently injured in a car accident and is recovering from that.

    I know, right. Here I am sending him well-wishes to get better…. “A Gifted Man” fantards are telling him to get off the air because he’s “arrogant.”

    Well, obviously the “Gifted Man” fantards aren’t very bright considering they still think it has a shot of returning — all of while CBS is putting half the cast on “Applebaum.”

  • Alexis

    Someone said upthread they thought CSI NY was a more likely renewal than CSI M due to the cheaper stages, and Sinise making far less than Caruso, and that the writers have been “kicked out” of the Miami offices. One, CBS is not in the habit of renting cheap stages at Radford no matter who’s renting and Manhattan Bch stages are fairly cheap (theyre highly inconvenient) so that’s BS, two, that’s true but Caruso could take less and other factors make up the difference (and both are very very well paid) and three, the shows are on hiatus. Why would either group be in the office? They’re paid by the episode you think they’re going to be sitting there for free doing nothing? TV writers flee at the end of the season the second they hear “wrap”, you dont need to kick them out. It’s a toss-up, period.

  • bootsie

    I can’t believe that “A Gifted Man” is being cancelled. I think this was a really good one. My husband and I loved the story line and the medical technology was awesome. Quite different from the usual shows. Plus the fact that “Patrick Wilson” is just so captivating. I was sad to see the last episode end so quickly. Please reconsider other options.

  • Rebecca

    Sorry, we’re going to revert back to @rob###’s vote for correct totals. If you saw further comments after your earlier vote, you’d see that @Cory kind of fixed it for you, and we who have voted since then went off those new totals. Just wait until tomorrow. It’s easier. Here is how it stands with rob’s vote:

    MIKE & MOLLY – 3
    NCIS – 27

  • Rebecca

    Unless you want to pick a show now to add the +1 to….go ahead, but from the totals I just posted (and list all the show, but just add one point to one show, nothing else). Then come back at your usual time tomorrow to do all the votes properly. Sound fair?

  • Rebecca

    *all the SHOWS, not show. Dumb typing fingers. Can’t even blame it on a phone since I’m on a PC right now.

  • TVDude

    I’m just saying it wouldn’t shock me to see Rules return regardless of expansion. Could it get canceled? Obviously, yes. Will it? We’ll find out next month. Even if CBS sticks with the current slots, Rules could be kept to burn off on Saturdays (like it was this season before it was given a decent slot) or even saved for the summer. They could even burn it off Bent style with a couple marathon nights (unlikely though, I think it’s more likely to get canceled than that happening). I don’t want to underestimate CBS when it comes to “creative scheduling”. If Sony makes a great deal, CBS might just make room.

    That’s also assuming that comedy time doesn’t expand and that the new show(s) are hits. While none of can absolutely say that CBS will expand their comedy blocks, I could easily see them pulling a Fox and have a temporary extended block while a drama is on hiatus, if nothing else. It’s looking more like a permanent block though, given the good performance this past Thursday.

  • pickles

    @Mike I saw several promo’s for NYC 22.

  • Rebecca

    Agreed. And it’s too bad Audrey and Jeff won’t have their baby from the surrogate before this season ends (someone, I think GreatTVDude – unless that’s you also? – said that earlier when I brought it up before), just in case that’s all they get with no further seasons.

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