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CBS 2013-14 Season Ratings (updated 8/21/14)

cbs-tv-show-ratingsCBS is still the most-watched network but almost all of their established shows are down year-to-year. Plus, none of their new shows can really be considered hits. Which will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned!

CBS shows this season (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, Bad Teacher, The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, Blue Bloods, The Crazy Ones, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, Extant, Friends with Better Lives, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Hostages, How I Met Your Mother, Intelligence, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, The Millers, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Reckless, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, Under the Dome, Undercover Boss, Unforgettable, and We Are Men.

There’s lots of data that CBS looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here’s how the network’s shows are doing so far.

Check other networks’ rankings:
ABC | The CW | FOX | NBC | ABC Family | TNT


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A couple of notes about these charts:
These figures are updated automatically as new ratings are released. The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing), unless marked with an asterisk (*). For technical reasons, I have to resort them manually so feel free to let me know if I missed something.

Keep in mind that the demo numbers are typically what’s most important to advertisers. Therefore, that’s how the networks measure success. Advertisers pay more for ad time on a show that has a higher demo rating. Because older viewers don’t count? No, it’s because younger viewers watch less traditional TV and are harder to reach.

Demo numbers are typically reported using the 10ths decimal place (2.4, for example). In the averages, I’m using an extra decimal for easier ranking.

The networks take into account when shows air on Fridays and Saturdays, nights when TV viewership is lower.

What do you think? Which shows are you rooting for? Which one isn’t as big a hit as you thought? Are you hoping any series will get cancelled to make way for something else?

 

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Cezar August 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Hello, I am from Portugal and Intelligence has been one of the best shows i have ever seen, i really think that CBS should reconsider their decision, since the fact that they have shows with much lower views and still got continued, and this serie is amazing. I really hope that if CBS don’t go along with the renewal and stay with the cancel, that another TV Broadcaster pick the shows rights and put it back on air. And if the problem was changing the broadcast hour and day just stick with tuesday since you have more people watching it, it is a lovely show and i really think you should reconsider

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Sports Fan August 12, 2014 at 1:34 pm

The best new show for CBS this fall? NFL Thurday Night Football will be a smash hit because CBS does not have to make an creative or casting decisions. The NFL will do all the hard work and CBS will reap the huge ratings. If you can’t come up with new ideas, just go out and buy the rights to air a guaranteed hit. No chance Thursday night football can fail, but if it does, CBS will be completely out of answers…..like Extant.

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Sue August 7, 2014 at 4:35 am

I enjoyed Big Brother in the past, but this season the cast was very young and easily manipulated which makes the cast boring. I found nothing in common or interesting to keep me watching this season. Better luck with cast selection next season.

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