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

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.

  • Bill Gorman

    “As of Thursday 10/4, with no new comedy series yet to air this week, PARTNERS is the highest rated new comedy series in the key 18-49 demo. All the while, up against THE VOICE, DANCING WITH THE STARS, BONES, AND MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. CERTAIN to be cancelled?? Not quite.”


    The lowest rated CBS sitcom, it is. Always cancel their lowest rated sitcom, they do.

    Much to learn, you have.

  • Honest Alias

    I agree, NASP. Partners gets worse every week. Shrill and desperately unfunny. We are all looking forward to when it gets cancelled next week.

  • not a sock puppet

    Thank you Bill for your words of hope and wisdom! The Partners reign of error will soon be over and I shall dance on the mass grave of sock puppets!

  • Tab Uno

    I hope somebody feels bad about cancelling “A Gifted Man” last year. It doesn’t seem its replacement came close to justifying CBS programming decision.

  • Matt

    Does anyone remember last year when H50 was crushing Castle in the demo and (sometime) in viewer-wise occasionally? Well actully, its the other way around this season!

  • Kevin

    I could not find anything on the news sites yet, but I think the cancellation deed may have been done with Made in Jersey. At the end of CSI NY tonight, as they were announcing the previews for next week, they said “at its new time”.

    It look like Made in Jersey” is already done, and CSI NY is moving back to 9 pm.

  • Nadine

    @chaarlotte mustain
    the numbers for Hawaii 5-0 will be higher when people wake up and see that revolution is doing the same thing each week,[…] Hawaii 5-0 is the best show on tv, …
    I suspect you’re a fan :-) but anyone just looking in, without a dog in the race, would be forced to conclude that at the very least, H50’s audience is very soft — that is, they tune in because there’s nothing else or they hit it from time to time–for whatever reason–because it took such a plunge when competed with. It doesn’t seem to be grabbing people right now. So even if watchers do tire of Revolution (and I think that show is doing better than H50 ever did, but I know I’ll be corrected if I’m wrong!) it isn’t clear they’ll shimmy back up to H50.

  • Nadine

    Good point. I’m not a Castle watcher, but Castle is the kind of show (like Bones) which attracts a very loyal audience (I’m guessing that’s because of the strong characters and their chemistry with each other, because I know we’re not supposed to state anything like that definitively :-) ) so over time, it tends to keep strong or even get stronger. I’d be willing to bet, now that Castle is being syndicated on TNT, that its viewership will rise in its regular time slot. That’s what happened (on an atomic scale!!) to TBBT and to Bones. And me personally, that’s when I became a fan of those shows.

  • Dan

    @Bill – I think Made in Jersey will be pulled very soon after the .8 it scored. I still believe Partners might get “additional episodes” like Worst Week or Accidentally on Purpose to fill the gap until Rules returns.

  • MissJo


    The new time of CSI:NY they were talking about is 8pm. They did it on all the promo this season because for the last two years CSI:NY was at 9pm but I wouldn’t be surprise if CBS cancel Made in Jersey that they move back NY at 9pm.

  • Connor

    @ Petar Ivanov

    You might want to cool your love for POI man. I mean don’t get me wrong, I love POI as well but every CBS post I go to, I see your posts about how POI should get the Super Bowl slot or how it’s on an uptrend. It’s like your copying and pasting everything. I think everyone knows your crazy for POI! :) This isn’t supposed to make you mad or anything, but just take a chill pill bro.

  • Andi

    If CBS changes H5-0 to Fridays, I would have to choose between that and Blue Bloods, right now it is a pretty easy choice….

  • jeanette

    I really hope made in jersey picks up in the ratings love this show!!! don’t want it to be cancelled wish more people would give it a chance.

  • Petar Ivanov


    No, not at all. I am in love with POI and never hiding it. And now i am in love with Bear. So cute.

  • Honey Badger

    I am predicting the ratings for The Mentalist are going to low tomorrow. This show was losing viewers last year with the constant Red John themes after the storyline should have been ended, and after tonight’s weird show they will have lost many more viewers.

    This is sad because it used to be a great show, and had the perfect ending for the Red John storyline, with a great actor playing Red John. It fit the story line, and the Law and The Mentalist chasing Red John could make mistakes and keep going, but if Red John ever made a mistake or miscalculation – that would be the end of him. Then the writers ran out of ideas and kept the Red John storyline going, very bad.

    The writers clearly ran out of ideas and gave up last year, and this year the show has been horrible. They should not even been calling it the The Mentalist anymore, it is nothing like the show it once was.

    I predict the ratings will keep falling and it will be canceled by CBS

  • Ginger

    CBS Friday Next Season

    8/7c- The Mentalist or The Good Wife (new time)
    9/8c – Hawaii Five-0 (new time)
    10/9c – Blue Bloods

  • craigcuk

    And proof that CSI:Miami got cancelled a year early, here’s an episode that almost writes itself.

  • Bob

    @ Bill and The End,
    I was just being funny. Although I did like Harry’s Law, NBC thought otherwise.

  • Lmmore

    I think Partners would have excelled had Christine Baranski played the part that Ellen Barkin squirms her way through.

  • Jeff

    I am sorry to see Made in Jersey was cancel. Its the only show I liked on friday nights. Oh well I’ll go back to watching Netflix.

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