CBS: Be The Cancellation Bear, Which CBS Shows Would You Cancel?

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

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April 2nd, 2013

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


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 December 31, 2012- March 27, 2013):


Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Made In Jersey (F)* canceled 0.36
CSI:NY (F)* :oops: 0.50
Blue Bloods (F)  renewed 0.53
Golden Boy (one F) :oops: 0.55
The Good Wife renewed 0.59
Vegas :oops: 0.60
The Mentalist renewed 0.65
Partners* canceled 0.79
Hawaii Five-0 renewed 0.81
CSI renewed 0.83
Elementary renewed 0.87
Rules of Engagement :cry: :cry: 0.94
Criminal Minds :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.05
NCIS: Los Angeles renewed 1.06
Mike & Molly renewed 1.10
Person Of Interest renewed 1.14
How I Met Your Mother renewed 1.26
2 Broke Girls renewed 1.28
NCIS renewed 1.30
Two And A Half Men** :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.46
The Big Bang Theory renewed 2.10

This is a special short week version of the post. The table above includes news and ratings through Wednesday, March 27 only.

Which CBS show(s) not currently renewed or canceled would you devour? (Vote for as many shows, as many times as you want. As are all internet polls, this is meaningless.)

Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. This season you can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. The Cancellation Bear will retweet all the Renew/Cancel Index post titles and links as well as engage in a little more back and forth banter than we do on our standard @TVbytheNumbers Twitter feed.
*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.

** The Renew/Cancel Index does not attempt to predict shows ending because the cast or production company chooses to end them. These shows have the ratings for renewal, but rumored cast/production company moves may end the shows.

From now through the end of the broadcast season in May, the Renew/Cancel Index values will only be calculated using new episodes airing during 2013. However, until new episodes of a show air in 2013, I will keep the "old"  Fall predictions in the table.

Want to know what the CBS Renew/Cancel Index table looked like at the end of the Fall season? Click here.


  • :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.

  • Illinois

    @ bluejays

    Thanks ! It wuld be so funny :)

  • Illinois

    It would be so funny ! Sorry !

  • Mike C

    Vegas, and Golden Boy IMO never really stood a chance to succeed, even to get a second season. CSI:NY is a show that while I’ve loved it for so many years, should’ve ended after Melina Kanakaredes left and can retire especially with how the finale was written out. I’d rather see CSI:NY retire on a decent note, rather than continue limping into banality like Miami did years ago.

    Rules of Engagement? Ehh…

  • Networkman

    With CBS renewing bubble shows such as Good Wife and The Mentalist, I feel Golden Boy, Vegas and CSI:NY will be cancelled. I really feel CBS should attempt the two hour comedy on Thursday. So, many of the older lower rated dramas should be moved to either Sunday or Friday.

    Fantasy Schedule 2013-2014

    7pm 60 Minutes
    8pm Amazing Race/Midseason: Survivor
    9pm Elementary
    10pm The Mentalist (Final Season)

    8pm How I Met Your Mother (Final Season)
    8:30pm *Bad Teacher
    9pm Two & a Half Men (Final Season)
    9:30pm Mike & Molly
    10pm *Intelligence

    8pm NCIS
    9pm *NCIS:Red
    10pm CSI

    8pm NCIS:LA
    9pm *Beverly Hills Cop
    10pm Criminal Minds

    8pm The Big Bang Theory
    8:30pm *Mom
    9pm 2 Broke Girls
    9:30pm *Crazy Ones with Robin Williams
    10pm Person of Interest

    8pm Hawaii Five-O
    9pm Blue Bloods
    10pm The Good Wife (16 episodes-final season)
    Midseason: Hostages

  • Rebecca Hindle

    only watch Rules Of Engement didnt realise CBS made it its on E4 in UK.
    Its funny and if its on i have to watch it makes me laugh.

    I stayed away from anything made by CBS since they cancelled GW and I wasn’t happy about that.

    Not quiet sure why Two and A Half Men wasnt renewed already I would imagine its cheap to make to and gets good ratings.

  • hank mony

    i really want vegas renewed, i like it so much!

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