CBS: Hostages certain to be cancelled, The Millers will get a full season
By Daniel Redford on October 13, 2013
Other CBS Renewal and Cancellation news:
- CBS: The Crazy Ones’ cancellation imminent (April 13, 2014)
- CBS: Friends With Better Lives not off to a flying start, Unforgettable returns (April 6, 2014)
Freshman comedy cancelled after just two weeks of low ratings, just like TV Watch U.S. predicted last week. , which is now CBS’ lowest rating comedy, gets the lead-in of repeats, until premieres on November 4th. The question is whether these shows will boost Mom so much that it surpasses any of the other comedies in the ratings, because if it stays the lowest rating comedy on CBS, it will definitely not get a nine-back order (full first season). Awaiting the results of the shuffle, Mom remains a Likely Cancellation.was
Speaking of the other comedies, bothand dropped to a series low 2.3 in adults 18-49, which is just barely above Mom’s 2.0. Additionally, the only remaining single cam comedy dropped almost 20% to a 2.4. Since 2 Broke Girls can go into off-network syndication if it gets renewed for a fourth season, it is certain that that’s what CBS will do. As a result, the very expensive Two And A Half Men and newcomer The Crazy Ones are likely to be cancelled.
The only bit of good news, comedy-wise, is. Greatly boosted by The Big Bang Theory, it is CBS’ highest rating new comedy (and matched for second highest rating CBS comedy). I doubt that it would do that good without the lead-in, but as long as it stays in that slot, it’s certain to get a Full-Season Pick-Up.
Dropping even further in the ratings, heavily serialized dramais downgraded to a Certain Cancellation, and its cancellation will probably come sooner rather than later.
Fridays and Sundays have failed lately on CBS.was renewed for a fourth season for syndication reasons, but was moved to Fridays because of sliding ratings. already aired on Friday but was also renewed for a fourth season for syndication. Now the syndication threshold has been reached, both are likely to be cancelled because of their low ratings. On Sundays, and are expensive shows in their sixth and fifth season, respectively, but they are not delivering in the ratings. Therefore, both are now Likely Cancellations.
This leaves, , , and as average or above average rating dramas, making them likely or even certain to be renewed. Person Of Interest is in its third season and is therefore a Certain Renewal even though it is doing average in the ratings.
|Show||Status / Prediction|
|2 Broke Girls||Certain Renewal|
|Criminal Minds||Certain Renewal|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||Certain Renewal|
|Person Of Interest||Certain Renewal|
|The Big Bang Theory||Certain Renewal|
|The Millers||Certain Pick-Up|
|Blue Bloods||Likely Cancellation|
|Hawaii Five-0||Likely Cancellation|
|The Crazy Ones||Likely Cancellation|
|The Good Wife||Likely Cancellation|
|The Mentalist||Likely Cancellation|
|Two and a Half Men||Likely Cancellation|
|We Are Men||Cancelled|
|How I Met Your Mother||Final Season|
This week’s TV Watch U.S. predictions for the other networks: