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

Written By

April 16th, 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-  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.

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.

  • Kate

    Why does everyone assume that NCIS:Red Team will get picked up. The backdoor episodes got lousy reviews and part 2 the ratings went down 2 million viewers and the cast is dreadful. If it does some how get picked up, I see it going as the ‘Criminal Minds’ spin off, one and done after 13 weeks.

    Just because it says ‘NCIS’, doesn’t mean it’s quality and keep in mind Shane Brennan is the show runner, come a mobile team living in a transformer like trailer. The premise is the most ridiculous storyline I’ve ever heard in my life, just like ‘NCIS:LA’, hello no Naval or Marine base in the city of Los Angeles. It would have been more acceptable if the series was based out of San Diego, which by the way does have both several Navy and Marine Bases.

  • Vickie O’Neil

    I for one, really liked CSI:NY. I liked the cast of characters, and really like it over the Fla, or Vegas CSI.

  • The End

    @Honestly, I am not sure why everyone thinks it is such a bad idea to cut down survivor and the amazing race cycles to one per year

    Because it’s ridiculous. The shows are solid performers in their timeslots and have been for years. These shows are cheap to produce, the network makes money and is happy to renew both shows 2 seasons at a time.

    Nothing more to say. The network will never cut Survivor or TAR to 1 season whilst they continue to do well.

  • Donna

    WHAT is wrong with CBS. Get rid of the BAD BAD BAD SHOWS and keep the ones people really like to watch. Like maybe VEGAS it’s a GREAT SHOW and get rid of Ashton Kutcher on Two and a half men. He’s not FUNNY at all. CBS if you go the way of STUPID REALITY SHOWS, you can count me out forever, even your soaps also. Would be nice if maybe VEGAS they could try very hard to save it. One of the best shows on T.V. right now. Time to call it a day on Survivor, been there done that seen that, it’s just a same old same old just different islands. HATE WATCHING STUPID PEOPLE DO STUPID THINGS AND SAY STUPID THINGS. After a long day would like to watch something entertaining NOT STUPID THINGS. STOP GETTING RID OF GOOD SHOWS.

  • CBSviewer

    There is no delusional Scenarios: CSI: NY will be Renewed because CBS knows they need it on Friday. It had been a solid performer for three years. New Shows on Friday always flop (Made in Jersey, A Gifted Man,…). CBS should air CSI: NY at 9 for 13-15 episodes and keep The Good Wife for mid-season.
    They can premiere new dramas on Monday at 10, Tuesday at 9 or 10 and on Friday at 8.

  • Al

    The only lifeline I can see on that chart for CSI NY is the fact Blue Bloods got renewed and it doesn’t rank much better in that index. CBS will keep the mothership afloat for a while, but it’s clearly replacing the CSI franchise with an NCIS franchise.

  • JacobYates

    Blue Bloods was only renewed due to syndication with the index that it had. Sure, it’s Friday show so CBS cuts it some slack, but it would be a Bubble Show with the ratings it had if it had been in Season 2. That said, with CSI NY out of the syndication threshold and pulling low 1s when Blue Bloods pulls mid 1s, CSI NY is done.

  • Frank_In_FLA

    As a Navy vet, I am proud of the JAG spin-off of NCIS, NCIS:LA & now Red Team.

    My question is that record for spin-offs from one show ?

  • Illinois

    @ Franck_In_FLA

    Yes :)

  • John

    Looks like CSI:NY is gone;
    Even if it somehow gets renewed, Hill Harper (Hawkes)
    has opted NOT to renew his contract, and landed a position as a regular, elsewhere

  • Mary

    CSI NY is one of my favorite shows. I hate CSI since Grissom left and NY is my favorite. DO NOT cancel it. Two good men…. Yes. But not a great drama like CSI NY

  • joanne

    csiny is a very good show why take it off I watched every week I like the actors in the show please don’t take it off

  • Betty Strutton

    I sure hope CBS doesn’t cancel CSI New York. It is a lot better than some of the other stuff they are showing. I am a big fan of CSI New York. Please don’t cancel it.

  • Kathy

    CSI:NY is one of the best shows on tv. I don’t even watch the other two CSIs. In my opinion, CBS should cancel 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, Rules of Engagement, and How I Met Your Mother and keep the decent shows.

  • Cassandra conway

    I like csi New York and hope it isn’t cancelled

  • margaux

    Love CSI NY…..keep the crime dramas…axe the sit coms

  • paula

    do not cancel csi ny its just as good as the other two cis of course ratings go down when you keep moving it, move it to tuesday after ncis and ncis la watch the ratings come back paula prider im not a spsmmer

  • Jennifer

    Please don’t cancel csi NY I like this show would watch it at 7pm or 10pm on
    Monday or Friday or anytime between 7pm-10 pm on Saturday please air it.

  • Sara

    I really, really, really, really hope that CSI:NY somehow comes back. I love that show so much!. It’s my favorite of all the CSI’s.

  • JAML43

    I agree that “Vegas” is the best show on CBS, which should give it another season to give more viewers time to discover it. It is so much better than “Blue Bloods,” which my husband and I find boring and grating on our nerves.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures