CBS 2012-13 Ratings Averages [as of Week 22]

cbs-tv-show-ratings-22Below are the CBS TV show ratings averages as of the end of week 22 of the 2012-13 season (Sunday, February 24, 2013). Ratings are typically the best way to tell if a show will be cancelled or renewed.

Week-to-week gains: The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, How I Met Your Mother, Mike & Molly, NCIS: Los Angeles, Elementary, Blue Bloods, Survivor, Undercover Boss, and 48 Hours.
Week-to-week losses: Person of Interest, Criminal Minds, CSI, Hawaii Five-0, Vegas, CSI: NY, and The Amazing Race.

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CBS scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
in millions
The Big Bang Theory 5.4 (5.38) 17.02 season 6 ratings
Two and a Half Men 3.9 (3.91) 13.45 season 10 ratings
2 Broke Girls 3.6 (3.59) 10.37 season 2 ratings
NCIS (renewed) 3.5 (3.46) 19.59 season 10 ratings
How I Met Your Mother (renewed) 3.3 (3.32) 8.67 season 8 ratings
Mike & Molly 3.1 (3.13) 9.91 season 3 ratings
Person of Interest 3.0 (3.01) 14.64 season 2 ratings
Criminal Minds 3.0 (2.95) 11.82 season 8 ratings
NCIS: Los Angeles 2.9 (2.92) 16.09 season 4 ratings
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2.4 (2.38) 10.63 season 13 ratings
Elementary 2.4 (2.36) 11.00 season 1 ratings
Hawaii Five-0 2.3 (2.25) 9.33 season 3 ratings
Partners (cancelled) 2.1 (2.07) 5.88 season 1 ratings
The Mentalist 1.8 (1.81) 9.71 season 5 ratings
Vegas 1.7 (1.73) 10.90 season 1 ratings
The Good Wife 1.7 (1.70) 9.52 season 4 ratings
Blue Bloods 1.4 (1.43) 10.97 season 3 ratings
CSI: NY 1.4 (1.41) 9.66 season 9 ratings
Made in Jersey (cancelled) 0.6 (0.56) 3.99 season 1 ratings
CBS non-scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
in millions
Survivor: Philippines 2.9 (2.85) 10.42 cycle 25 ratings
The Amazing Race (fall) 2.6 (2.56) 9.53 cycle 21 ratings
Survivor: Fans vs Favorites 2.4 (2.40) 9.13 cycle 26 ratings
60 Minutes 2.4 (2.35) 12.73 season 45 ratings
The Amazing Race (spring) 2.2 (2.15) 8.26 cycle 22 ratings
Undercover Boss 1.7 (1.72) 8.61 season 4 ratings
48 Hours 1.0 (1.04) 5.28 season 26 ratings
The Job (cancelled) 0.8 (0.80) 3.66 season 1 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.

Canceled and renewed TV show

4 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Tom and Karen says

    Please do not cancel The Mentalist, or Vegas. These two shows are our favorites. Please, please, do not cancel. Tom and Karen

  2. Judy Dale says

    Las Vegas, with Dennis Quaid, is a refreshing addition to the CBS lineup.
    My husband and I count Tuesday a date night because of NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. When Las Vegas did not come on tonight we were really disappointed.

    I would like to mention that, putting The Mentalist on Sunday might was a rotten thing to do to those of us who wait each week to watch it. Were you trying to make it fail? My husband and I actually discussed it. Please do Not cancel either of these shows.


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