CBS: 'CSI:NY' Is Certain To Be Canceled, But The Delusional Are Welcome To Provide Scenarios Under Which It Isn't

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

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April 16th, 2013

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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 December 31, 2012-  April 14, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Made In Jersey (F)* canceled 0.36
CSI:NY (F)* :oops: 0.50
Vegas (some F) :oops: 0.53
Blue Bloods (F) renewed 0.54
Golden Boy (one F) :oops: 0.56
The Good Wife renewed 0.61
The Mentalist renewed 0.65
Partners* canceled 0.79
Hawaii Five-0 renewed 0.82
CSI renewed 0.85
Elementary renewed 0.87
Rules of Engagement :cry: :cry: 0.96
Criminal Minds :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.07
NCIS: Los Angeles renewed 1.07
Mike & Molly renewed 1.13
Person Of Interest renewed 1.14
How I Met Your Mother renewed 1.29
NCIS renewed 1.29
2 Broke Girls renewed 1.31
Two And A Half Men** :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.49
The Big Bang Theory renewed 2.12

CBS' flurry of renewals a few weeks ago took all the interest out of the remaining CBS drama renewal or cancellation decisions, so all that's left for the cancellation bear in these weekly posts is getting some headlines in place that will get some search engine love once frantic fans start searching for their previously canceled shows.

CSI:NY is now certain to be canceled. However, delusional fantasies over how it might return seem to grip many of our commenters, as well as entertaining many others, so have at it in the comments with your scenarios explaining how CBS will manage to keep CSI:NY if you're game.

Here's the bear's delusional scenario:

CBS' Les Moonves is able to open a portal to an alternate universe where CSI:NY airs at 9pm Friday, while in our universe another CBS drama airs in that timeslot. Viewers with the latest set top boxes are able to view or DVR either, or both.

I'm sure our commenters can do better than that.

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*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.

  • Psychic

    A portal to an alternate universe. Hmm. Is this site still feeling grateful over all the traffic desparate Fringe fans have brought them over the years?

  • Dan

    CBS is so easy to figure out

    Dramas CSI NY, Golden Boy, & Vegas will all be cancelled

    Rules of Engagement and the yet to be scheduled Friend Me will also be cancelled

    Thats it, CSI NY had a good run but it had 3 series finales, CSI Miami didnt even have 1


    i agree and if csi miami had switched to friday it would might even have done better than csi ny!!

  • Carmen

    I agree that CBS will – in all liklihood – cancel CSI: NY.

    I am much less convinced that either the Mentalist and / or especially The Good Wife, will do better than CSI did in the Friday slot.

    The Mentalist, like CSINY, is on the way down and the heavy procedural aspect of the Good Wife make it a poor fit for Friday. Either Mentalist or CSI are better Friday fits (than the Good Wife)

  • Dan S

    I’m thinking CBS may flip flop The Mentalist & Good Wife on Sunday. With H50 sinking in the ratings it’ll get shipped to Fri @9 permanently.

  • bob

    no!!! vegas cant be cancelled, its one of the best shows ive ever seen!

  • Mary

    I really hope you’re wrong about Golden Boy. I like that show.

    I don’t get the confirm you are not a spammer box. How do you know I’m not lying?

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Here’s a random question: What do you think CBS will do with their NCIS franchise now that they’re most likely adding a 3rd NCIS in the fall. Will they split them up like they did with the CSIs or will they contain them all on one night? Tuesdays haven’t been good for ANY network this season but the NCIS shows have been taking some of the biggest beatings (since they have farther to fall than all other shows).

  • rgxx

    Why doesn’t CBS just announce CSI NY will be cancelled if they’re going to do it?!

    Still CSI NY gets higher ratings than anything they have put in that time slot.

  • Percysowner

    @Dan S If they switch TGW and Mentalist then TGW ends up with part if not all being out of primetime completely. Now it means people can catch The Mentalist if they also DVR TGW and catch TGW on demand. But I don’t see how being in the 10:00pm slot on Sundays with regualr over runs from football, basketball and golf and whatever sport they decide to broadcast on Sundays will benefit any show.

    This is not an excuse for why Mentalist dropped. It dropped because people didn’t follow it to the new night, just saying the 10:00 slot has additional problems with over runs.

  • Bill Gorman

    “I really hope you’re wrong about Golden Boy. I like that show.”

    Mistakes will be made, but Golden Boy won’t be one of them.

    “I don’t get the confirm you are not a spammer box. How do you know I’m not lying?”

    That’ll just have to be our little secret. ;)

  • rgxx

    Whoa! I didn’t realize how much CBS has renewed it’s line-up already…
    The Good Wife too?!

    Not much left – looks like they will have the least amount to replace among the networks.

  • Bill Gorman

    “Why doesn’t CBS just announce CSI NY will be cancelled if they’re going to do it?!”

    Because networks don’t do that unless asked an unavoidable question in public. Why should they? There’s no upside to making that announcement.

  • Jamie

    CBS should do something like this for next season:

    8pm How I Met Your Mother (the final season)
    8:30pm Mom (new series)
    9pm 2 Broke Girls
    9:30pm Mike & Molly
    10pm Elementary (new night — female skewing away from Revolution)

    8pm NCIS
    9pm NCIS: LA
    10pm NCIS: RED TEAM

    8pm Survivor
    9pm Criminal Minds
    10pm CSI

    8pm The Big Bang Theory
    8:30pm Super Clyde (new series)
    9pm Two and a Half Men
    9:30pm Bad Teacher (new series)
    10pm Person of Interest

    8pm Undercover Boss
    9pm Hawaii Five-0
    10pm Blue Bloods

    8pm The Amazing Race
    9pm The Mentalist
    10pm The Good Wife

    Deadline seem to think CBS will extend comedies… I really don’t think they should. Their last successful comedy “2 Broke Girls” had 30m viewers as a lead-in, and they’d have to launch 3 in the fall for new block.

  • Oli

    Why do you guys think Rules of Engagement is going to be cancelled and not even on the Bubble when it’s on a 0.96? Not a criticism just a question :)

  • Carlos

    I have a “crazy” schedule for next season

    Since none of the new dramas are doing that great, how about next season be focused on new comedies?

    8:00 – How I Met your mother
    8:30 – Robin Willians comedy pilot
    9:00 – 2 Broke Girls (it will recovery)
    9:30 – Bad teacher (looks like a good match for 2bg)
    10:00 – Elementary (it’s not a good idea for me to premiere a new show after another new show)

    8:00 to 10:00 – same
    10:00 – NCIS spin-off

    8:00 – Survivor for the fall/ 8:00 Mom, 8:30 Debra Messing’s pilot (midseason)
    9:00 to 11:00 – same

    8:00 – TBBT
    8:30 – Mom (fall)/ The guy from Harry Potter’s pilot (midseason)
    9:00 – POI
    10:00 New drama

    8:00 Two and a half men
    8:30 M&M
    9:00 H50
    10:00 Blue Bloods

    The same, but switching Mentalist and TGW timeslots

    Why not trying a comedy block on Fridays? It worked out for ABC. Also, TAAHM has it audience that will stick for it anyday. It can boost the rest of Fridays rantings.

    About Mom: Chuck Lorre and Anna Faris? This will be a hit!!! I only put it after TBBT during fall so it can grow a audience.

  • hello

    I want CSI NY cancelled so ofcourse it is going to be renewed

  • Bill Gorman

    “Why do you guys think Rules of Engagement is going to be cancelled and not even on the Bubble when it’s on a 0.96? Not a criticism just a question”

    No place for it on the Fall schedule. Could be renewed for 13 eps in the spring again, but I think that is unlikely.

  • Liz

    @ Jamie that is a solid schedule. I would have Crazy Ones as a fill in for what ever comedy needs to be replace and maybe swap H50 an The Good Wife. Also add a couple of mid season dramas.

  • Jamie


    I doubt CBS will want to pay Ashton Kutcher’s huge wage for a Friday show.

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