CBS: 'Made In Jersey' & 'Partners' Are Certain To Be Canceled; Will Their Showrunners Taunt Us Too?

Categories: Cancel/Renew CBS Shows,Cancel/Renew Index

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October 2nd, 2012

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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts the network's decision on renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2012-13 season in May, 2013. (includes results from September 17-30, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Made In Jersey (F) :oops: 0.40
CSI:NY (F) :| :| :| 0.47
Blue Bloods (F) :) :) :) :) 0.54
Hawaii Five-0 :| :| :| 0.65
The Good Wife :| :| :| 0.65
The Mentalist :| :| :| 0.76
Partners :oops: 0.87
Vegas :) :) :) :) 0.90
CSI :) :) :) :) 0.90
Person Of Interest :) :) :) :) 1.05
Elementary :) :) :) :) 1.12
Criminal Minds :) :) :) :) 1.12
Mike & Molly :) :) :) :) 1.12
NCIS: Los Angeles :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.23
Two and a Half Men :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.27
How I Met Your Mother :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.30
2 Broke Girls :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.34
NCIS :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.48
Big Bang Theory already renewed 1.81

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Tying the lowest rated CBS drama premiere ever (Chaos, Spring 2011), Made In Jersey flopped out of the gate at 9pm Friday night with just a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, 21% below the now canceled A Gifted Man's 8pm start last season. Because of that, it's certain to be canceled by the end of the season. The only question now is how long it lasts on CBS's schedule.

Prior to 2009, CBS was in the habit of canceling their lowest rated drama before November sweeps, but hasn't done that in the last three years. Last season's Friday rookie, A Gifted Man, lasted 16 episodes (until early March) on CBS's schedule. The extra three episode order to fill time before the NCAA tournament caused showrunner Neal Baer to foolishly taunt us. Feel free to guess when CBS moves MIJ off its schedule in the comments or whether the MIJ showrunner will choose to taunt us. We can only hope.

Since CBS typically cancels its lowest rated sitcom each season, rookie sitcom Partners doesn't have much of a life expectancy either, it's almost certain to be replaced by Rules of Engagement at some point, perhaps sooner rather than later, but you can make your own guesses in the comments.

Could Vegas become the next Unforgettable? With or without the un-cancellation?

Is this the year another CSI bites the dust?

Did the move to 10pm Sunday kill The Mentalist?

After suffering through years of terrible ratings, will The Good Wife *finally* be sold into syndication by CBS? Will that mean the end of its run on broadcast?

These and lots more questions (and I hope answers!) coming in the weeks ahead.

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

Notes:

  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2013
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2013
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2013
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2013
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2013

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 past television seasons.

 
  • Melanie

    Well, with the bloom off the Emmy rose, I’m going to guess that this is going to be it for the Good Wife – 4 seasons 88 episodes and done. Maybe a 13 episode final season – but ratings-wise doesn’t deserve it and even if its sold into syndication, it won’t have the shelf life that the non-soap procedurals do.

    CBS doesn’t own the Mentalist so now that its in syndication and its ratings are sub par, its renewal is going to depend on WB making the $ make sense for a renewal.

    H5O will probably be around for another season at least to get the episodes for its syndication deal, maybe on Fridays – CSI:NY maybe/maybe not – it already has the eps just like CSI:Miami did last year. H5O, CSI:NY & Blue Bloods would make a good Friday night.

  • jens2488

    With Partners and Made in Jersey probably gone and Vegas performing just ok raingswise, when will CBS pemiere their new comedy Friend Me or their new cop show Golden Boy.

    I always thought that a cop show set in New York would work better between two New York Cop shows like CS:NY and Blue Bloods than Made in Jersey, but they probably did not want to premier 3 new cop shows in September. So maybe Golden Boy will launch around January on Fridays at 9?

    Friend Me should be launched after TBBT, because its the best lead-in they can offer and they need another comedy hit. If Taahm and HIMYM would end this season, CBS would have a huge problem next season with only two really succesful comedies to anchor 3 hours.

  • Woody

    I remember during the summer, one of the writers on The Mentalist said it had been picked up for a 6th season as well as a 5th. When asked about this, she said ‘it wasn’t widely reported but it isn’t a secret either’. Then when people continued to question her she just went quiet on the matter and never spoke of it again. Obviously ratings are what matter so nothing is set in stone at all, but is it possible they already have something agreed behind closed doors regarding next season?

  • KJ Styles

    Susie makes a valid point. Basically the networks are indirectly saying “Once you turn 50, we can care less if you watch our shows or not because you won’t affect our decision to renew or cancel anything” which is lame in my opinion.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Susie makes a valid point. Basically the networks are indirectly saying “Once you turn 50, we can care less if you watch our shows or not because you won’t affect our decision to renew or cancel anything” which is lame in my opinion.”

    It’s a moot point.

    And in almost all cases an irrelevant point. If, for predictive purposes, I ranked shows by relative total viewership rather than relative adults 18-49 ratings, in most cases the predictions wouldn’t change. (and it goes without saying that in the cases where predictions did change, it would be incorrectly)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I remember during the summer, one of the writers on The Mentalist said it had been picked up for a 6th season as well as a 5th. When asked about this, she said ‘it wasn’t widely reported but it isn’t a secret either’. Then when people continued to question her she just went quiet on the matter and never spoke of it again. Obviously ratings are what matter so nothing is set in stone at all, but is it possible they already have something agreed behind closed doors regarding next season?”

    Highly, highly unlikely. Actual news like that just doesn’t stay secret.

  • Woody

    You’re right, Bill. It just seems very odd that she seemed so sure of that, especially for someone deeply involved in the show (she was an executive producer as well until this season).

  • sebacon

    the total number of CBS audience are down…except ncis….this is a very weak tv schedule

  • darius

    Mike&Molly is a Warner show and Cbs doesn t care if it has a syndication deal.The Good Wife and H50 are produced by Cbs Studios and that s gonna count for the renewal decision.Bill,do see Two and a Half men going beyond season 10?

  • Dean-W

    Go CSI: NY for a tenth season !!!

  • The End

    @darius

    Two and a Half Men isn’t being treated as a final season so Bill has this down correctly, baring any drastic decline in viewers.

    It all depends on what the general feeling is surrounding the show, if everyone wants one final season it’l get it.

  • Ryan Schwartz

    Warner Brothers will lower the TWO AND A HALF MEN license fee so CBS gives them an 11th season. It’s profitable to have more Kutcher episodes for syndication, that way they can air the Sheen and Kutcher era as if they were two different shows, or cycles rather. In other words, for example, WPIX in NY airs the show at 7 and 7:30. If they can get 72+ episodes (3 seasons or more) out of Kutcher, they can air Sheen eps at 7 and Kutcher eps at 7:30, and vice versa. Right now, locals are only airing season 9 episodes once a week.

  • TheEmulator23

    The Networks in 10 years will be lucky to have a drama in the top 10. I barely watch network TV anymore, why bother? Lacking new ideas & full of Dancing This & Singing That. Enough already huh? Let’s try getting some new blood & ideas of what should be on Network TV.

  • Mike S

    Partners will be cancelled after 13 episodes, Made in Jersey will be cancelled after this week’s episode,The Good Wife will be sold in syndication, then cancelled at the end of the season. Also: The Mentalist will get another season, with CSI getting another season. I see CSI-NY going for one more season, to end with 10, like CSI-Miami.

  • Mike

    Hawaii 50 will get the syndication episodes and be canceled. The show should be thankful that the only competition it got for 2 years was Castle and that the comedy block thanks to Charlie Sheen mess was able to inflate the numbers last year.
    Hawaii 50 never was able to get the numbers csi Miami was getting when CBS decided to send it to Sundays to die. The show always dropped as a rock after M&M.
    TGW or Mentalist will end this season and Hawaii moved there for the last season. But if it is getting a 1.8 now , on Sundays it will get a 1 .

  • Justin121

    re: CBS cancelling their lowest rated sitcom.

    Was Partners -realistically- expected to outrate 2.5 Men, 2BG, TBBT, HIMYM, and/or M&M? Really?

    Would any new sitcom be able to acheive that? And if it did, do you think CBS would cancel any of their highly-rated veterans? (the oldest three would be their top 3 shows in 18-49, and the other two on their way to syndication).

  • bob

    Bill,
    You run a great site but I hope you don’t get nasty like you did last year during the murder of “Harry’s Law” by NBC. I never witnessed something so nasty ever on TV….You must be nicer this year…..Most people thought your behavior was a bit jerky last year with regards to HL.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @bob, Kathy Bates and Bill D’Elia called us out first! Don’t poke the bear unless you want to get poked back!

  • KJ Styles

    @Justin- “Was Partners -realistically- expected to outrate 2.5 Men, 2BG, TBBT, HIMYM, and/or M&M? Really?”

    Well, last year 2BG outrated everything on CBS except BBT and 2.5 Men, and this year it’s outrating the latter, so you never know.

    Personally, I think Over & Out or Super Fun Night should have been picked up by CBS, Partners is just a dreadful show.

  • The End

    @bob
    @Most people thought your behavior was a bit jerky last year with regards to HL.

    Sorry to say but you don’t speak for everyone. I was around during that period and only noticed a few deluded fanboys who refused to listen to logic getting upset at some of the stuff said and no more.

    The general feeling from most people seemed to be that of acceptance of the shows failure and the understanding it will end up being cancelled.

    I had someone post stalking me on here because I pretty much corrected people when some sites were reporting that it was renewed that no one associated with NBC had reported this. And was accused of being a hater when quite frankly I displayed no such behavior.

    I quite frankly thought the behavior displayed by Bill was perfectly fine. He didn’t do anything at all wrong and displayed nothing but logic with his statements and I agreed pretty much entirely, as did most of the regulars.

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