CBS: Hostages certain to be cancelled, The Millers will get a full season
By Daniel Redford on October 13, 2013
Other recent Renewals and Cancellations on CBS:
- CBS Predictions: The Odd Couple off to a rocky start (October 23rd)
- BrainDead and American Gothic Cancelled at CBS (October 18th)
Freshman comedy was 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 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, remains a Likely Cancellation.
Speaking of the other comedies, both and dropped to a series low 2.3 in adults 18-49, which is just barely above ’s 2.0. Additionally, the only remaining single cam comedy dropped almost 20% to a 2.4. Since 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 and newcomer are likely to be cancelled.
The only bit of good news, comedy-wise, is . Greatly boosted by , 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.
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 , , Crime Scene Investigation, and as average or above average rating dramas, making them likely or even certain to be renewed. is in its third season and is therefore a Certain Renewal even though it is doing average in the ratings.