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CBS 2012-13 Ratings Averages [as of Week 18]

CBS TV show ratingsBelow are the CBS TV show ratings averages as of Sunday, January 27, 2013; the end of week 18 of the 2012-13 season. Ratings are typically the best way to tell if a show will be cancelled or renewed.

Week-to-week gains: 2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Mike & Molly, Criminal Minds, CSI, Hawaii Five-0, The Mentalist, and 48 Hours.
Week-to-week losses: The Good Wife and 60 Minutes.

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CBS scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
Viewers
in millions
Ratings
pages
The Big Bang Theory 5.3 (5.29) 16.70 season 6 ratings
Two and a Half Men 3.9 (3.91) 13.36 season 10 ratings
2 Broke Girls 3.6 (3.59) 10.27 season 2 ratings
NCIS 3.4 (3.41) 19.08 season 10 ratings
How I Met Your Mother 3.3 (3.28) 8.51 season 8 ratings
Mike & Molly 3.1 (3.13) 9.76 season 3 ratings
Person of Interest 3.0 (2.99) 14.54 season 2 ratings
Criminal Minds 3.0 (2.99) 11.90 season 8 ratings
NCIS: Los Angeles 2.9 (2.91) 15.93 season 4 ratings
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2.4 (2.42) 10.78 season 13 ratings
Elementary 2.4 (2.38) 11.00 season 1 ratings
Hawaii Five-0 2.3 (2.27) 9.29 season 3 ratings
Partners 2.1 (2.07) 5.88 season 1 ratings
The Mentalist 1.8 (1.82) 9.73 season 5 ratings
Vegas 1.8 (1.76) 11.04 season 1 ratings
The Good Wife 1.7 (1.73) 9.62 season 4 ratings
Blue Bloods 1.4 (1.42) 10.90 season 3 ratings
CSI: NY 1.4 (1.42) 9.71 season 9 ratings
Made in Jersey 0.6 (0.56) 3.99 season 1 ratings
CBS non-scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
Viewers
in millions
Ratings
pages
Survivor: Philippines 2.9 (2.85) 10.42 cycle 25 ratings
The Amazing Race (fall) 2.6 (2.56) 9.53 cycle 21 ratings
60 Minutes 2.4 (2.44) 13.00 season 45 ratings
Undercover Boss 1.7 (1.73) 8.60 season 4 ratings
48 Hours 1.1 (1.06) 5.21 season 26 ratings

These charts incorporate the daily final CBS show ratings (reported by Nielsen) and are sorted by the 18-49 demographic. Network advertisers typically prize those viewers most and so will pay more to reach them. There’s lots of information that the networks take into consideration when cancelling or renewing a TV series but the ratings are the biggest factor. The higher the ratings, the better chance that the show will be renewed. And yes, they take it into account when a show airs on a Friday or Saturday night.

What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the averages? Which show(s) do you feel should be doing better or worse, based on their quality? Comment below.

 

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