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CBS 2013-14 Season Ratings

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.

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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Jeremy September 28, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Please renew Reckless, We love this show!

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Ralph September 23, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Hey CBS please renew Blue Bloods as it is the only CBS TV Show I still watch! And please
do try to find some decent other programs like picking up Killer Women now that the timid little mice running ABC The Disney Network cancelled it! Stupid Mistake on that one you Mickey Mouse Losers!

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S. G. September 23, 2014 at 3:59 pm

LOVE RECKLESS!! Please renew, it has a great cast that works well together and the writing has all the elements of a great show. It takes time to build an audience, my family loves this show.

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Gayle Hardy Franks September 23, 2014 at 9:23 am

Please renew Reckless and unforgettable! CBS and the other major networks as well have quite enough shows filled with nothing but sexual innuendos (two and a half men) and stupidity (big brother). And we wonder what is happening to our young people!

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Esther September 19, 2014 at 10:09 am

Please bring back Extant with Halle Berry I lust loved this show. Never missed a show from its beginning. Great possibilities. PLEASE BRING BACK!

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