CBS: 'Mom' Is Likely To Be Renewed

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November 5th, 2013

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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2013-14 season in May, 2014. (includes results from September 16-November 3, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Hostages :oops: 0.57
The Mentalist :| :| :| 0.58
Blue Bloods (F) :) :) :) :) 0.59
The Good Wife :| :| :| 0.61
Hawaii Five-0 (F) :) :) :) :) 0.61
We Are Men* canceled 0.74
Elementary :) :) :) :) 0.78
CSI :) :) :) :) 0.83
Person Of Interest :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.90
Mom :) :) :) :) 0.93
Two And A Half Men :) :) :) :) 1.02
2 Broke Girls :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.08
The Crazy Ones :) :) :) :) 1.11
Criminal Minds :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.12
NCIS: Los Angeles :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.13
The Millers :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.21
How I Met Your Mother final season 1.33
NCIS :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.34
The Big Bang Theory :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 2.28

While the situation with the three remaining CBS rookie sitcoms remains fluid, the recent ratings for Mom put it within the range that indicates likely renewal (believe it or not, such is the state of CBS scripted ratings), and so the cancellation bear is moving his current prediction for the show up a notch to "likely to be renewed".

With its recent ratings declines, the bear's moving The Crazy Ones prediction down to "likely to be renewed". No headline for it this week, but perhaps next week.

The one thing the bear's certain of is that there will be more changes to his CBS sitcom predictions as the season moves ahead. Stay tuned.

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*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.


  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2014
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2014
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2014
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2014
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2014

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 have the Renew / Cancel Index Worked Out In Past Seasons? See all the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from recent past television seasons.

  • Justin121

    Certain: Big Bang, Broke Girls, Mike & Molly

    Likely: Mom

    Toss-up: The Millers, Crazy Ones, Two and a Half Men.

    The Good Wife/Mentalist/Blue Bloods battle of recent years will turn into The Millers/The Crazy Ones/2.5 Men battle.

    Which dips to 1.9 and lower vs. which has the TBBT lead-in will make this interesting.

  • Justin121

    As for dramas, I expect The Mentalist and Hostages to be cancelled.

    Good enough to make room for 2 new dramas.

  • Michael

    Ratings flux in affect here.

    Hostages is Obviously done.
    The Mentalist should be downgraded NOW to “Likely to be cancelled”. (Insiders say it’s already gone sans may, and the cast/crew know it).

    The Good Wife is that one show that you think should always be cancelled, and somehow remains. It’s like your pesky loser cousin who nobody likes but you cannot get him to leave nicely. For that reason, I actually expect it to get one FINAL season in 2014-15.

  • Ultima

    NBC lost both Fraiser and Friends the same year and the next year they had nothing.

    Actually, it was just the loss of Friends that killed NBC’s ratings.

    Frasier had a huge finale, but its ratings after moving back to Tuesday had dropped really, really far.

    I don’t have the 2003-04 numbers on hand, but for spring 2003, Friends averaged a 10.1 A18-49 rating and Frasier only averaged a 3.7.

  • Ultima

    guys stop watching the good wife, either it or the mentalist is going to be cancelled and i think we would all rather it be the good wife to be cancelled

    Guys stop watching the show you like so mine doesn’t get canceled!

    (Insert symbol for two-year old crying)

  • Ultima

    @anna g
    I’m not so sure if the good wife is goijng to be cancelled. Recently it has improved in the ratings

    Don’t confuse improved ratings with CBS have an NFL doubleheader.

  • anna g

    thanks for the info. So do you think he good wife will be cancelled?

  • heather

    I think CBS will stick with the Good Wife because it seems to be a pet project for Nina Tassler. As for some of the obvious choices for cancellation I don’t think CBS likes to admit they were wrong with their moves so I’m positive P.O.I. and likely Hawaii Five-0 will be back. In the same vein I think they will let Hostages play out their full run then put the new show in mid Jan.

  • JOE

    Mom in the likely renewal area is a surprise and goes against what is said on this site “CBS will cancel their lowest rated comedy”….

    But MOM is from Chuck Lorre and CBS loves some Chucky…

    I think The Crazy Ones will survive…its not bad and product placement is everywhere on that show.

    In fact, CBS has 3 new shows that are doing “okay” but nothing special…question is, where will the other comedies land?

  • JOE

    BTW, if MOM makes it than 2.5 Men will be out.

  • Bill Gorman

    “Mom in the likely renewal area is a surprise and goes against what is said on this site “CBS will cancel their lowest rated comedy”….”

    CBS has already canceled its lowest rated comedy.

  • Dan

    It seemed like a waste of a slot for We Are Men anyway. CBS would have been consistent and likely do better Mondays had they just kept HIMYM/2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly/Mom/Hostages. The second I saw that schedule, I knew We Are Men would be canned quick

    @JOE – I dont think its an either or with Mom and Two and a Half Men. They could easily both be back. With Men being a bubble comedy for the first time, there’s a lot more at stake for CBS. Also this is the first year in a while where CBS doesn’t have a breakout comedy hit, but also they don’t have a straight up flop.

    There will be 8 slots for comedies next year in the fall, assuming CBS doesn’t make the insanely stupid mistake of benching Mike & Molly for another incompatible series that brings down the night. 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly and The Big Bang Theory will all be on the fall schedule, thats 3 slots. If Two and a Half Men is renewed thats another slot. So 4 veterans returning. Since HIMYM is done, CBS could renew 2 comedies (among Mom, The Millers, and The Crazy Ones) for second seasons and still premiere 2 new comedies.

    I doubt they will premiere 4 new comedies because unlike last season where no new comedy was renewed (as well as next season there will be no new expansion, so they will keep the 2 hour block over 2 nights) this seasons they are likely to keep a couple of shows. Assuming Bad Teacher and FWBL gets cancelled, CBS could certainly bring back Two and a Half Men for a 12th and final season.

  • Randy

    I think the only problem with the Crazy Ones is that everyone on that show talks so fast, and some of it, I can’t understand what they are saying. Robin Williams will say jokes, and I wonder in the world was that joke about even.

  • Anthony

    CBS has already canceled its lowest rated comedy.

    Plus it should be taken into consideration that HIMYM is ending, so that effectively means one comedy who in another season would likely be cancelled, will instead be renewed (to help fill the whole left by HIMYM).

  • omabin

    I think the comedy situation at CBS is too hard for us to predict right now unless the ratings differential opens up. I think two out of Two and a Half Men, Mom, The Millers and The Crazy Ones will be canned and two will come back. That much is clear, but which ones do come back and which ones doesn’t I can’t say right now. I am still unconvinced that The Millers would do any better than any other comedy if moved and it virtually certain to move to use TBBT to launch something else (last year I think it was an exception as it was more about POI than it was about TAHM), so why bother? But the season is long, we have to wait. TBBT, 2BG and MM will obviously be back.

    In the dramas department, I will be surprised if The Mentalist it not cancelled and if H50 is cancelled. As for Blue Bloods and The Good Wife, I need to see what happens to Intelligence and I need to see the type of syndication deal that BB gets. TGW has an insanely profitable one and I still think CBS will prefer to axe one Sunday and one Friday show instead of 2 Sunday shows which will require a lot of rebuilding of the night.

  • ToXiX


    I wish CBS would have atleast aired Friend Me and the leftover Partners episodes, I didn’t hate partners, it wasn’t that bad.

    I also think Crazy Ones will be cancelled this season and feel CBS will give more of a shot to a Chuck Loree series (Mom) than the others. Mom is easily better than The Millers or Crazy Ones in my opinion. I also don’t think CBS will want to lose 2 veteran comedies at the same time, which is why I think Two and a Half Men will be renewed even if only as a midseason replacement. No doubt it will be it’s final season though. Ashton Kutcher’s latest movie “Jobs” didn’t do that well, so he really has no reason not to renew his contract with the show.
    Friends With Better Lives would probably do best after The Big Bang Theory, they seem the most compatible. I still don’t think Bad Teacher will air midseason, maybe during the summer. Bad Teacher just speaks cancellation to me. I can’t believe they even picked that series up. Also do you know if either show has 13 episodes or is it 8 episodes each like Rob! was?

    As far as Dramas, i doubt Intelligence or Reckless will do any better than Hostages, especially premiering at midseason, but I feel like Intelligence will do better than Reckless. However, I’m not looking forward to either of them.

  • omabin


    I don’t think premiering a new comedy in the summer after TBBT repeats would be such a bad idea. I think the success of Under the Dome might inspire them to do something like that.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Omabin

    I think two out of Two and a Half Men, Mom, The Millers and The Crazy Ones will be canned and two will come back.

    I think CBS will cancel Two and a Half Men because it’s expensive and is now CBS’s lowest rated Comedy. Plus Ashton Kutcher will probably want more money to continue which means the Show won’t be so profitable for CBS.

    All the new Comedies will be Renewed. Mike & Molly will get a 13-15 episode order for midseason.

  • JOE

    @Bill Gorman

    “Mom in the likely renewal area is a surprise and goes against what is said on this site “CBS will cancel their lowest rated comedy”….”

    CBS has already canceled its lowest rated comedy.

    Yes, but even afte the first comedy is canceled CBS traditionally axe’s the lowest rated comedy (Rules of Engagement 2013, ROB! 2012, S#!% my Dad says 2011, Old Christine/Gary Unmarried 2010, Accidentally on Purpose 2009.

    My point is that MOM should be in that catagory too but Chuck Lorre wields power at CBS….

  • Kim

    Why can’t CBS renew Mom, Millers, and Crazy Ones? Go more to comedy than drama. It’s what they’ve been looking for for years. With HIMYM leaving. Maybe it can give them reason to release TAAHM finally? I would just hate to see all of these great, new comedies canceled just because someone’s got to go.

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