Below 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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|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|
|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.