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CBS TV Show Ratings for 2010-11 Season [as of 5/5/11]

Good WifeThe Tiffany network had some sizable gains and losses this week. The Good Wife was up by 20% and had its best night since late October. Mad Love had its best night since mid-March. Conversely, NCIS: Los Angeles hit a season low.

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 29th through May 5th — based on the coveted demo, as measured against the last original episode.

Week-to-Week Gains: 48 Hours Mystery 1.1/4 (+10.0%), How I Met Your Mother 2.8/8 (+12.0%), Mad Love 2.2/6 (+10.0%), The Good Wife 2.4/6 (+20.0%), and The Mentalist 2.7/7 (+3.8%).

No Change: CSI: NY 1.7/6, Blue Bloods 1.6/5, The Amazing Race 2.6/7, and Undercover Boss 2.0/5.

Week-to-Week Losses: 60 Minutes 1.4/5 (-12.5%), CSI: Miami 1.8/5 (-18.2%), Mike & Molly 2.4/6 (-7.7%), Hawaii Five-0 2.5/6 (-10.7%), NCIS 3.7/11 (-5.1%), NCIS: Los Angeles 2.9/7 (-12.1%), Survivor: Redemption Island 3.1/9 (-3.1%), Criminal Minds 3.2/8 (-8.6%), Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 2.2/6 (-15.4%), The Big Bang Theory 3.2/11 (-3.0%), Rules of Engagement 2.2/7 (-4.3%), and CSI 2.3/6 (-4.2%).

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 NCIS (renewed) 19.84 4.0 ---  
2 The Big Bang Theory (renewed) 12.70 4.0 down  
4 Criminal Minds 13.67 3.5 ---  
5 NCIS: Los Angeles 16.38 3.4 down  
5 Mike & Molly 11.21 3.4 down  
5 How I Met Your Mother (renewed) 8.75 3.4 down  
8 CSI 13.34 3.0 ---  
8 Hawaii Five-0 11.00 3.0 ---  
8 $#*! My Dad Says 10.42 3.0 ---  
11 The Mentalist 14.57 2.9 ---  
11 Rules of Engagement 8.58 2.9 ---  
13 CSI: Miami 10.42 2.4 down  
13 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 9.89 2.4 down  
15 Mad Love 6.61 2.3 ---  
16 The Good Wife 11.74 2.2 ---  
17 The Defenders 9.32 1.9 ---  
18 Blue Bloods 11.29 1.8 ---  
18 CSI: NY 10.03 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 11.27 3.0 ---  
5 The Amazing Race (spring) 9.50 2.6 down  
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.

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