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.

  • KJ Styles

    @Dan- “CBS doesn’t announce final seasons, which is why shows like Cold Case, Without a Trace, The Unit, Numb3rs, Ghost Whisperer, and CSI Miami just ended.”

    They announced How I Met Your Mother as a final season so that theory is false, unless you’re only talking about dramas.

  • Nikki

    @MichaelChickless – “PS: Does anyone else always just scroll right past fantasy schedules without reading them?”

    Yep. :)

  • Dan

    @KJ Styles – I was only talking about dramas. It’s rare for CBS to announce final seasons for comedies but How I Met Your Mother was a special case because if you have ever seen an episode you would know that there needs to be a finale because the whole show is a story. A show like Two and a Half Men doesn’t have that same case and can just go on and on and on or just be cancelled. Same with Rules of Engagement although this is the unofficial final season. The cast knows it, the creators know it, CBS probably still knows it.

    In terms of comedies on CBS they either run really really long in which case a final season will be announced (Everybody Loves Raymond, The King of Queens, HIMYM all after 9 seasons) or they get axed after 1 season. New Adventures of Old Christine was an example of a show like Rules of Engagement that was just renewed in its last couple of seasons to fulfill syndication needs, Both shows were the last 2 midseason comedies to be renewed on CBS.

  • mike dobey

    That one guys schedule was out of it. Hawaii five o is doing very well. Only shows that are not doing well go to Friday. Unless they started there like the excellent blue bloods, and grimm. Csi ny will not be back , and they foolishly put vegas on Saturday night. And if You are going to that you don’t put it up against ‘grimm’. They could build a audience on another night as the show is so well made. Putting the good wife on Friday will kill that show for sure. I will miss csi ny. But vegas should be give a chance to gain more viewers on with a second season , not on Friday night though.

  • mike dobey

    oops, I meant to say ‘vegas’ should not be on Friday nights.

  • Mike

    The only way I could see csi ny returning is if it was paired with unforgettable for a summer run

  • logmat

    I sure wish they wouldn’t cancel CSI NY. I love that show and on top of that Gary Sinise does so much for all our solders. Just hate to see someone like that loose their show. Rather see a good drama than a bunch of stupid comedy or God forbid another reality show.

  • chris23

    Mondays: HIMYM/ TAAHM/ 2BG/ Mike Molly/ H50

    Tuesdays: NCIS/ NCIS:LA/ Elementary

    Wednesdays: NCIS: RED TEAM/ Criminal Minds/ CSI

    Thursdays: Big Bang Theory/ New Comedy/ Person Of Interest/ New Drama

    Fridays: Undercover Boss/ The Mentalist/ Blue Bloods

    Sundays: Survivor/ Amazing Race/ The Good Wife (Final Season)

  • Hepha

    I’m part of the delusional people who believe that CSI NY still has a tiny chance of being renewed !
    I know it will be hard, but I do think that some elements go in its favour ! Wait & See, CBS is likely to make an announcement during the first days of May !

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Two and a Half Men should end this year. After this year it will have lost all but two of its original cast members. And Berta wasn’t even a main cast member in season 1. It will just be the Allen Harper Show. I dunno what this Mom show by Chuck Lorre is, but I think that should take its time slot.

  • Sharin

    Re: CSI: NY….quality is always cancelled but stupidity isn’t. Filth is revered in these new dopey shows like Mike & Molly or Broke Girls!

  • Chuck Davis

    I was not impressed by the 2-part episode introducing NCIS: Red. I don’t think that there are that many story lines for this possible series. I’d like to see CSI: NY come back for one final season that could be concluded before the holidays.

  • Barbie

    It makes absolutely no sense that Hawaii Five-0 would be moved to Fridays. Most likely it will be moved to Sunday (if moved), and The Mentalist to Friday.

    Having said that, CSI:NY is a show of miracles. I don’t write it out till CBS says it’s a goner. :) But, I agree: it’s had a long, beautiful run with three series finales! Not a lot of shows get that.

    Though, I disagree with Dan who said CSI:Miami didn’t get a series finale. I did, too!

  • Meliwa

    @Hepha–CSI:NY has as much chance of being renewed as D.L. Hughley has of winning the Mirrorball Trophy on Dancing With the Stars. If you saw the elimination episode last night, you’ll know what chances you’re facing.

  • Marius

    CSI:NY will complete the mirror-image run of CSI versus NBC’s Law and Order franchise: each and every spinoff of CSI will end before CSI bows out or gets the same treatment.

  • Steve

    Let me float this idea past you…how does a CBS Sunday Night Movie sound made up of original series? 4 2-hour movies each of CSI:NY, Good Wife, Golden Boy (or whatever), Mentalist and Criminal Minds. That’s 20 weeks worth of material that would be appointment TV on a hard to schedule night for CBS. Production costs would be split up, stories might get better, what do you think? Also gives you a chance to soft launch a “high concept” show under this umbrella. If it works, make more. If not, it was just a movie.

  • TheFrenchGuy

    Yes I’m delusional !

    8:00 – How I Met Your Mother (24 episodes)
    8:30 – Mike & Molly (22 episodes)
    9:00 – The Big Bang Theory (24 episodes)
    9:30 – Crazy Ones (13-22 episodes)
    10:00 – Beverly Hills Cop (13-24 episodes)

    8:00 – Survivor
    9:00 – NCIS (24 episodes)
    10:00 – NCIS: Red (13-23 episodes)

    8:00 – NCIS: Los Angeles (24 episodes)
    9:00 – Criminal Minds (24 episodes)
    10:00 – CSI (23 episodes)

    8:00 – 2 Broke Girls (24 episodes)
    8:30 – Two and a Half Men (24 episodes)
    9:00 – Person of Interest (23 episodes)
    10:00 – Elementary (23 episodes)

    8:00 – Intelligence (13-16 episodes) / Undercover Boss
    9:00 – CSI: NY (13 episodes) / The Good Wife (13 episodes)
    10:00 – Blue Bloods (23 episodes)

    8:00 – Crimetime Saturday
    9:00 – Crimetime Saturday
    10:00 – 48 Hours

    7:00 – 60 Minutes
    8:00 – The Amazing Race
    9:00 – Hawaii Five-0 (22 episodes)
    10:00 – The Mentalist (20 episodes)

    Midseason: Hostages, Mom and Bad Teacher.

  • Meliwa

    @Marius–the hole in your statement is that Law & Order’s original series ended before all of its spinoffs ended. Law & Order SVU is still on the air.

  • chris23

    Blue Bloods will be meeting the same fate next year then. I wouldn’t be surprised either way if CSI NY was renewed or canceled. It has been on for 9 seasons in which fans should be happy with but if the show did not conclude with its season finale it should get a 13 episode send off for the fans.

  • chezmoi

    @Steve, I love your idea. I am not American but they used to do this in the UK with American crime dramas…and I believe the Viginian tv series was like this.

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