CBS: 'Vegas' Is Certain To Be Canceled; Plus, What Drama Gets Moved To Friday?

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

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April 23rd, 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 21, 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 0.55
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 0.86
Elementary renewed 0.88
Rules of Engagement :cry: :cry: 0.95
Criminal Minds :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.09
NCIS: Los Angeles renewed 1.09
Mike & Molly renewed 1.11
Person Of Interest renewed 1.16
How I Met Your Mother renewed 1.27
2 Broke Girls renewed 1.28
NCIS renewed 1.31
Two And A Half Men** :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: (renewed 4/26) 1.51
The Big Bang Theory renewed 2.15

There's no suspense left in 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. Vegas is certain to be canceled. Of course. There still may be those out there believing otherwise. If so, please seek out your local mental health professional.

Since discussing CBS' remaining, and except for RoE, 100% obvious moves, let's go for a discussion in the comments about which current drama will be moved to Friday next fall. CBS is certain to keep Blue Bloods on Friday, and almost certain to premiere a new drama there, but there's no way they put two new dramas there in the Fall, so a current drama's gotta move.

The bear has no way of predicting accurately based on the limited history he has to work with, but I'm sure everyone has their own theories. Have at it!

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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.

  • BretU20

    The Mentalist, even though I sort if like it, gets worse ratings on Sundays than CSI:Miami and they renew it, but cancel CSI:Miami, that’s just not right.

  • Bobby

    8:00 The Amazing Race
    9:00 Elementary
    10:00 The Mentalist

    8:00 How I Met Your Mother
    8:30 Mom
    9:00 2 Broke Girls
    9:30 Mike & Molly
    10:00 Beverly Hills Cop

    8:00 NCIS
    9:00 NCIS RED
    10:00 NCIS LA

    8:00 Survivor
    9:00 Criminal Minds
    10:00 CSI

    8:00 The Big Bang Theory
    8:30 Two and a Half Men
    9:00 Person of Interest
    10:00 Intelligence

    8:00 The Good Wife
    9:00 Hawaii 5-0
    10:00 Blue Bloods


  • Illinois

    @ Bobby

    Good schedule but Tuesday won’t be an NCIS night and Elementary will stay where it is. CBS can premiere Dramas on Monday at 10, Tuesday at 9 or 10 and Friday at 8.

  • Paul

    8:00-8:30 How I Met Your Mother
    8:30-9:00 Moms
    9:00-9:30 2 Broke Girls
    9:30-10:00 Mike & Molly
    10:00 Beverly Hills Cop

    8:00-9:00 NCIS
    9:00-10:00 NCIS LA
    10:00-11:00 NCIS RED

    8:00-9:00 Survivor
    9:00-10:00 Criminal Minds
    10:00-11:00 Hawaii Five-O

    8:00-8:30 Big Bang Theory
    8:30-9:00 2 & A Half Men
    9:00-9:30 Friends With Better Lives
    9:30-10:00 Super Clyde
    10:00-11:00 Person Of Interest

    8:00-9:00 The Good Wife/Hostages
    9:00-10:00 CSI
    10:00-11:00 Blue Bloods

    8:00-9:00 Amazing Race
    9:00-10:00 The Mentalist
    10:00-11:00 Elementary

    Backups: Crazy Ones, Inetlligence

  • Michael

    Okay…So… My odds on money is that The Mentalist or Hawaii Five-O will move to Friday. But it wouldn’t even surprise me if they move Criminal Minds to Friday Nights.

    Anyone who says the Good Wife will move is stupid. It will STAY on Sunday.

  • Michael

    Also CSI:NY is DEAD people. It’s a HUGE miss for the bear if it does come back now. I mean…that show barely escaped last year. I cannot see it pulling a “Body of Proof”. (I know-wrong network analogy).

  • ohms butterfly

    Vegas :(

  • ProViewerShipNumbers

    CBS: 2013-2014 Schedule

    7 – 60 MINUTES [solid C][15 million]
    8 – HALF A HEART [19 episodes][traces the lives of several people who participated in the civil rights movement and continue to live in its shadow][10 million]
    9 – THE MENTALIST [FINAL SEASON][16 episodes][D minus][11 million] | UNTITLED NCIS: LOS ANGELES SPIN-OFF [JANUARY][19 episodes][12 million]
    10 – BLUE BLOODS [26 episodes][D minus][13 million]
    10:58 – THE CRAZY ONES [19 episodes][10 million]
    11:30- THE BUDDY SYSTEM [17 episodes][affiliates can air it after local news at 12am ET][6 million]
    11:58 – Half A Heart (repeat; 1.3 million)
    1 – 60 Minutes (repeat; 900,000)
    2 – The Crazy Ones (repeat; 760,000)

    8 – HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER [FINAL SEASON][16 episodes][B minus][this should have been its last season] | Girlfriend Season [MARCH][17 episodes]
    8 – Friends With Better Lives [26 episodes]
    9 – MIKE & MOLLY [26 episodes][D minus]
    9 – TWO AND A HALF MEN [FINAL SEASON][15 episodes][F minus] | OH F***, IT’S YOU [MAY][15 episodes]
    10 – CRIMINAL MINDS [FINAL SEASON][29 episodes][B minus]
    1:40 – Friends With Better Lives (repeat)
    2:10 – Mike & Molly (repeat)

    8 – NCIS [29 episodes][C minus]
    9 – THE GOOD WIFE [29 episodes][solid A]
    10 – NCIS: LOS ANGELES [27 episodes][D plus]
    1:40 – The Good Wife (repeat)

    8- The McCarthys [26 episodes]
    8- UNTITLED TAD QUILL PROJECT [26 episodes]
    9- 2 BROKE GIRLS [27 episodes][F minus; “beyond vile” as some executives would say]
    9- EX-MEN [26 episodes]
    10- CSI [FINAL SEASON][29 episodes][B minus]
    1:40 – The McCarthys (repeat)
    2:10 – Untitled Tad Quill Project (repeat)

    THURSDAY [most important day on TV]
    8- THE BIG BANG THEORY [29 episodes][solid F]
    8- Unauthorized Greg Garcia Project [26 episodes]
    9- PERSON OF INTEREST [29 episodes][B plus]
    10- HOSTAGES [23 episodes]
    1:40 – Unauthorized Greg Garcia Project (repeat)
    2:10 – Person of Interest (repeat)

    8– White People (created by J.T. Rogers) [19 episodes]
    9– GIMME SHELTER [19 episodes]
    10– ELEMENTARY [27 episodes][D minus]
    1:40 – White People (repeat)

    7– THE AMAZING RACE [FINAL SEASON][Solid F][7.9 million] | SURVIVOR [DECEMBER][FINAL SEASON][D minus][8.9 million] | UNDERCOVER BOSS [FINAL SEASON][MAY][C plus][7.6 million]
    8– UNTITLED AARON SHURE PROJECT [19 episodes][7 million]
    8– How To Grow Up [19 episodes][7 million]
    9– Hawaii Five-0 [19 episodes][F minus][8.6 million] | GOLDEN BOY [APRIL] [15 episodes][C minus][8 million]
    10– VEGAS [19 episodes][C minus][8.5 million]
    10:58– All The Single Ladies [15 episodes][7 million]
    11:30- VINCE UNCENSORED [14 episodes][affiliates can air it after local news at 12am ET][4.8 million]
    12 – 2 Broke Girls (repeat; 1 million)
    12:30 – Untitled Aaron Shure Project (repeat; 970,000)
    1 – How To Grow Up (repeat; 900,000)
    1:30 -All The Single Ladies (repeat; 810,000)
    2 – The Buddy System (repeat; 790,000)
    2:30 – Ex-Men (repeat; 780,000)

  • Mark

    Vegas is a great show better than any of the STUPID singing shows. CBS maybe if you left it alone you would see it will cacth on. Did CBS ever think Hmmm maybe since it is a Vegas show we could bring in some famous actors to do bit parts?????

  • Dave

    Bring Unforgettable to Fridays and keep Vagas. Why does the bear say Golden Boy is out? Vagas has two great stars that play off each other very well. Now maybe turn it into a Summer show. And turn up the action. Like in Gangster Squad.

  • Patsy

    Come on and renew Vegas. It is an awesome show. One of the best on tv.

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  • Moishe

    Vegas is good, I like Lamb and Savino.
    If they want to cancel anything, they need to get rid of that moribund reality crap.

  • Medrare

    Well I guess I’m one who needs to see a professional because I think Vegas is a great show and CBS are fools to let it go. It’s getting better each week. Moving it to Friday was a death knell.

    So Bill Gorman, you know what you can do with your nasty comment to those who do like the show, don’t you?

  • Neal G

    Just why are you cancelling VEGAS. I do not need to go see my local health professional. It is a very show and its better then all of the reality crap you put on.

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