CBS: 'CSI' Is Certain To Be Renewed

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

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January 14th, 2014

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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 December 30, 2013 - January 12, 2014):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Hostages* :oops: 0.46
The Good Wife :| :| :| 0.66
Blue Bloods (F) :) :) :) :) 0.62
The Mentalist :cry: :cry: 0.71
Hawaii Five-0 (F) :) :) :) :) 0.66
We Are Men* canceled 0.74
Elementary :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.79
Person Of Interest :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.83
The Crazy Ones :) :) :) :) 0.91
Two And A Half Men :) :) :) :) 0.95
Intelligence :| :| :|* 1.00
NCIS :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.24
The Millers :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.27
The Big Bang Theory :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 2.30
CSI :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Mom :) :) :) :)
Mike & Molly :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
NCIS: Los Angeles :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Criminal Minds :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
2 Broke Girls :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
How I Met Your Mother final season

In recent years, the only veteran dramas canceled by CBS have been from either Sunday or Friday night, their syndication warehouses. The cancellation bear doesn't see any reason that's going to change this season, and since all four of the current Sunday and Friday dramas would meet the bear before CSI would, it's certain to be renewed.

The cancellation bear has started Intelligence as a "toss up" based on its  Tuesday 9pm special timeslot premiere ratings last week, which were hopeful, but not necessarily indicative of what it's likely to get at 10pm Monday. *The January 13, 10pm regular timeslot premiere ratings (which will only be available after this is written/posted) will likely change that prediction, and certainly get the show into the headline next week. Stay tuned.

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 2014. However, until new episodes of a show air in 2014, the "old" Fall predictions will stay in the table.

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

  • Jeff (Canada)

    CBS has an abundance of success, which doesn’t bode well for The Mentalist. I ‘d say this is its last season.

  • Maria

    Intelligence today: 1.1 & 6.1M… #Bearchow

  • gerry

    when you click over from any other network’s page to cbs, its like all the smileys smack you in the face.

    mentalist is gone since cbs doesn’t own it. so i feel like3 this is shaping up to be a fight for space between tgw and intelligence (though i guess H50 could go as well), if the latter even succeeds. as much as i like looking at josh holloway, i am pulling for its failure to get more TGW.

    i don’t know how long mom has been at 4 smileys, but i’m glad to see that as the case.

  • Bradley

    I think The Good Wife will be given a final 13 episode order next season to air against football. They like the critical acclaim but won’t be willing to ride it forever.

  • Shepherd

    Really?! CSI will be renewed? Has that ever happened before?

  • Bradley

    Excuse my typing. I was doing too many things at once. I meant to say I think it would be smart to do that. Not that CBS plays by conventional rules that other networks follow.

  • Percy

    Go Hawaii Five-0, hopefully it is renewed!

  • Jonay

    these bear pictures are getting funnier and funnier!! :D

  • Michael1

    How come no one ever asks how well CSI would have done without “Survivor” as a lead-in? How long before we acknowledge that “The Blacklist” and “Chicago Fire” are just the NBC equivalents of “CSI”?

  • DenverDean

    @Michael1 CSI was actually doing unexpectedly well its first season on Friday nights. It drew solid ratings. When it moved after Survivor, it definitely got a huge boost. However, the key was the summer repeats as people discovered it (remember, NBC comedies were still a force back then.) The Blacklist is a bit closer to CSI than CF. CSI held onto most of Survivor in a highly competive timeslot. CF neither has the retention nor the competition in its timeslot.

  • Hel-luhr

    Intelligence likely can’t recover from that kind of hit. Leaves the CBS drama slate open for Good Wife and/or Mentalist renewals, particularly Good Wife as it is CBS’s in-house critical darling and their only real shot at Golden Globes/Emmys. For a bubble show, that might be the deciding tipover against the Mentalist. I foresee at least a final season renewal.

  • Ultima

    How come no one ever asks how well CSI would have done without “Survivor” as a lead-in?

    Because CSI was already doing really well on Fridays before being paired with Survivor. Additionally, by its second season, CSI was already a bigger hit than Survivor was.

    How long before we acknowledge that “The Blacklist” and “Chicago Fire” are just the NBC equivalents of “CSI”?

    When one of them is the #1 scripted show on TV, then that becomes a reasonable question.

  • RESI

    CSI will probably end next year. It’s been on for what 14 years? Most of the cast has changed (which is good as it means not having to give them loads of money) but this just needs to end. Miami and NY have gone and Vegas needs to end as well. Just bring back that Squegel guy one time. He’s so awesome. That was the best ep ever.

  • Michael1


    Thanks for the reply. I didn’t realize that it began on Friday Nights. I was probably too busy watching “Greed” to notice it at that time. As far as the NBC shows, the thing about “The Blacklist” that impresses me is the DVR numbers, because they represent more committed viewers. I wish they were higher for “The Millers” and “The Crazy Ones.” Even if the network’s don’t care about them, I think they’re a good indicator of a show’s hard-core base.


    I must say that is one of the better bear pics–fowl is yummy

    There was really never any doubt that CSI would be back but can’t wait for the headlines next week


  • alexjones

    I think we you should just declare hostages de-facto cancelled right now, there likely isn’t going to be an official announcement.

  • queeneeuq

    I hate the fact that Elementary is getting renewed because of Intelligence’s failure. So it’s two more years if a Sherlock rip-off.

  • CBSviewer

    I don’t think CSI will end if Ted Danson wants to continue.
    Intelligence is a flop, The Mentalist will be Renewed.

  • rgxx

    Never doubted CSI was even in trouble…can’t say the same for Intelligence – which for CBS – must be hard when a new drama fails.

  • Ultima

    I hate the fact that Elementary is getting renewed because of Intelligence’s failure.

    Just because you make something up doesn’t make it a fact.

    Elementary was a certain renewal for next season long before Intelligence premiered or flopped.

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