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

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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

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.


  • :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.

  • Ultima

    Did Seinfeld or Cheers premiere to terrible ratings? I know they weren’t hits right off the bat but I’m sure they didn’t bleed viewers in their first weeks on the air.

    “The Seinfeld Chronicles” pilot was a complete flop, NBC didn’t pick up the series and tried to shop it off to a then very-small broadcast net named FOX. They didn’t want it either.

    However, someone at NBC diverted resources to the show for a short four episode run after Cheers, which aired in May/June and grew viewers in each episode, so NBC finally picked it up for its “second” season.

    It premiered as a midseason replacement, but didn’t do very well and was pulled quickly, however, being the end of the year, they had to air all of the episodes to fill space and put it back in its good timeslot behind Cheers – where it really picked up – enough to get its first full season and it was basically all upwards from there (except for a small dip in its penultimate season).

  • Ultima

    when will CBS pemiere their new comedy Friend Me or their new cop show Golden Boy.

    January at the earliest.

    If CBS starts replacing shows in the fall, it will be with Rules of Engagement or Undercover Boss (or repeats).

  • Ultima

    this is a very weak tv schedule

    Relative to what?

    Certainly not to the other major broadcast networks and definitely not to cable networks.

    Weak relative to last year? So what. Everything is very weak compared to I Love Lucy, but that’s completely irrelevant.

  • darius

    I think Criminal Minds is a certain renewal.It s a consistent show and with two syndication deals signed and the episodes since 2009 have been produced by cbs studios.More seasons from now,more money for cbs.

  • Brian

    Vegas won’t be Unforgettable for two reasons. 1) I don’t think ratings will drop as far as Unforgettable did. 2) I think CBS doesn’t have many replacements handy. Can’t see them moving Unforgettable back to its old slot to fail again. Would be definition of Insanity. I think Vegas survives and gets moved if they drop off too much from the NCIS twins (think The Good Wife).

    Undercover Boss moves to Fridays to take over for Made in Jersey for November sweeps. MIJ can then move to Saturdays to burn off its remaining episodes. Partners will be pulled for sweeps, if not before to give room for Rules of Engagement. Maybe Partners can rejoin its fellow rookie on Saturdays as well.

  • Bill Gorman

    “Vegas won’t be Unforgettable for two reasons.[…] 2) I think CBS doesn’t have many replacements handy. “

    CBS didn’t replace Unforgettable during the season, and so they didn’t need any replacements “handy”. It got a full season order and then was canceled (and uncanceled).

    What is stopping CBS from doing the same thing this season to Vegas? (assuming the ratings indicate that)

  • craigcuk

    The only way Made in Jersey is still on the air by Christmas is if they plan to do a live snuff episode the third week of December (and this would only be to attract the FNC audience).

    Worst Juursey Gal interpretation by a girl from Bournemouth EVER……

  • RMH

    I think these two will be replaced rather quickly. With RoE and UB waiting in the wings, along with new shows Friend Me (comedy), The Job (reality), and Golden Boy (drama), it can’t possibly be long.

  • Desperate Houseboy

    I hope good wife won’t be cancelled it’s the one of the only good dramas left in the broadcast TV.

  • Tommy

    I thought Partners was kind of funny…

  • v

    I agree Vegas is this years Unforgettable.
    Tried out Vegas and it was boring. Period piece that gets watered down for network tv, and it skews really old.
    It only got 2.5 for primiere, so alot of young people weren’t even interested.

    GW finally gets canned and probably csi:ny.
    That leaves room for H5O and Mentalist to move slots.

  • rob60990

    I think Vegas’ premiere ratings put it on the bubble. With a 2.5, there isn’t much room to fall and I think it will fall to like a 2.1 tonight.

    I think CSI:NY is dead this year. MIJ was DOA and will likely be replaced by Undercover Boss.

  • Matthew

    Partners is a witty show I hope it can last I really do.

  • Matthew

    Vegas is also a wonderful show it helps that Quaid anchors the show and is a likeable character.I love the suspense comedy and the rivalry between Quaids character and Chiklis mob character.Looks to be fireworks coming soon.

  • Petar Ivanov

    CBS problem this season is that they haven’t 1 new show entertaining and quality like 2BG and POI from last season. Last season they were the kings(only new girl and Once was others hit shows)I guess pride can hurt them this seson. Also new shows actors are not even close to actors quality from 2BG and POI. Hope POI uptrend continue and take post super bowl slot. Although i will be happy and for 2BG. Still 1 hour hit drama is better then 30 min hit sitcom. And CBS can creat spin-off from POI. They are kings in these tricks(CSI, NCIS). Next 4-5 weeks will be important.

  • Petar Ivanov

    ps Please keep Reese’s dog Bear in the show pleaaaaaaaaaaaseeeeeee. Thanks.

  • Nick

    @Petar Ivanov

    only new girl and Once was others hit shows

    Yeah. Tell me again, how were Revenge and Suburgatory not hits?

  • were123

    I think CBS needs Undercover Boss in Fridays ASAP, otherwise CSI:NY will be the first one to fall. Blue Blood won’t, a 1.5 is not specially great, but it’s good for a slow night as Friday night and it’s on the third season, so syndication plus not bad rating is a success, yet CBS know it can do better

  • Bill Gorman

    “Tell me again, how were Revenge and Suburgatory not hits?”

    People throw around the term “hit” pretty loosely, maybe its because network PR calls *everything* a hit.

    Both Revenge (98%) and Suburgatory (97%) had Spring ratings averages just below the overall ABC scripted show average. They were “average” ABC shows. Not what I’d call “hits”.

    OTOH, New Girl was 135% of Fox’s spring average, and Once Upon A Time was 131% of ABC’s. Those I’d call hits.

  • NE1

    I thought the second ep of “Partners” was better than the first. I prefer it to “The New Normal”.

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