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CBS TV Show Ratings for 2010-11 Season [as of 4/28/11]

Big Bang TheoryThere weren’t many original episodes on CBS this week as the network ramped up for May sweeps (which began Thursday, April 28th). Many of the shows that had first-run episodes were either up or down by double digits. The Thursday night line-up — Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement, CSI, and The Mentalist — was down and most of the shows hit new season lows.

Which CBS TV shows will be cancelled or renewed depend mostly on the series’s ratings, particularly the 18-49 demographic. Before we get to the season-to-date averages, here are the winners and losers from April 15th through April 21st — based on the coveted demo, as measured against the last original episode.

Week-to-Week Gains: 60 Minutes 1.6/6 (+14.3%), The Amazing Race 2.6/8 (+8.3%), and Survivor: Redemption Island 3.2/9 (+3.2%).

No Change: Mad Love 2.0/5

Week-to-Week Losses: 48 Hours Mystery 1.0/3 (-9.1%), The Big Bang Theory 3.3/10 (-10.8%), Rules of Engagement 2.3/7 (-11.5%), CSI 2.4/6 (-17.2%), and The Mentalist 2.6/7 (-13.3%).

You can see a complete list of the current status of this season’s shows by checking the CBS cancelled/renewed post.

Below is a list of the regular CBS TV shows and their 2010-11 season average ratings to date. It only incorporates the ratings for original episodes and not repeats. The data is sorted by the all-important 18-49 demographic averages. The closer a show is to the bottom, the more likely it is to be cancelled. Fridays and Saturdays are the least-watched nights of TV so those shows get lower numbers.

           
Demo rank Scripted TV Shows Average viewership
(in millions)
Average 18-49
demo rating
Compared to
last week
 
1 Two and a Half Men (renewed) 14.22 4.5 ---  
2 The Big Bang Theory (renewed) 12.80 4.1 ---  
3 NCIS (renewed) 19.94 4.0 ---  
4 NCIS: Los Angeles 16.49 3.5 ---  
4 Criminal Minds 13.70 3.5 ---  
4 Mike & Molly 11.35 3.5 ---  
4 How I Met Your Mother (renewed) 8.84 3.5 ---  
8 CSI 13.47 3.0 ---  
8 Hawaii Five-0 11.06 3.0 ---  
8 $#*! My Dad Says 10.42 3.0 ---  
11 The Mentalist 14.60 2.9 down  
11 Rules of Engagement 8.62 2.9 down  
13 CSI: Miami 10.56 2.5 ---  
13 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 10.01 2.5 ---  
15 Mad Love 6.70 2.3 down  
16 The Good Wife 11.71 2.2 ---  
17 The Defenders 9.32 1.9 ---  
18 Blue Bloods 11.36 1.8 ---  
18 CSI: NY 10.08 1.8 ---  
20 Medium (cancelled) 6.66 1.4 ---  
21 CHAOS 5.98 1.0 ---  
           
Demo rank News or Reality TV Shows Average viewership
(in millions)
Average 18-49
demo rating
Compared to
last week
 
1 Survivor (fall, renewed) 12.17 3.7 ---  
2 The Amazing Race (fall, renewed) 10.93 3.3 ---  
3 Survivor (spring, renewed) 11.04 3.2 ---  
4 Undercover Boss 11.41 3.0 ---  
5 The Amazing Race (spring) 9.53 2.7 ---  
6 60 Minutes 13.43 2.5 ---  
7 Live to Dance 6.23 1.4 ---  
8 48 Hours Mystery 5.81 1.2 ---  
           

Raw data: © The Nielsen Company via Media Week.

What do you think? Which TV shows do you think deserve better ratings?

 

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Glenna June 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm

My husband and I are so disappointed that The Defenders was cancelled. It is/was funny, the acting was great and Belushi’s ties were fantastic! We don’t like the “reality” shows and find most other lawyer series stupid with terrible actors. I don’t think you gave that show a chance! Darn it!!

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Marty June 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Hi,
I love the show CHUCK! I hear that it will be cancelled. I watch very little on ABC, NBC, and Fox. CBS is by far my favorite, but watching CHUCK was certainly the exception. Spy movies, books, and this show I love. Also, I really like CHAOS.
I also really like NCIS, NCIS: LA, HAWAII FIVE-O, and CSI: MIAMI.
It’s too bad, you really like a show and then it’s gone. DVD’s are the way to go, I guess.
Thanks for listening. Have a nice day.

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Bernie benny May 22, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Criminal minds: suspect behavior and Chicago code will be a success…. The trigger was pulled to fast. The over 50 age group should matter more.

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