CSI: Miami: Cancelled by CBS, No Season 11

canceled CSI MiamiAfter 10 seasons, it’s time for David Caruso to turn in his sunglasses. CBS has cancelled CSI: Miami, the first show in the CSI franchise to end.

Starting in 2002, the TV series follows a South Florida team of forensic investigators who often use advanced scientific methods to solve crimes. The current cast includes Caruso, Adam Rodriguez, Emily Procter, Eva La Rue, Jonathan Togo, Omar Benson Miller, and Rex Linn.

The ratings for CSI: Miami have declined over the years. Season nine averaged a 2.1 in the coveted 18-49 demographic with 9.85 million total viewers. That was down from season eight by 13% in the demo (vs a 2.4 rating) and down by 5% in viewership (vs 10.39 million).

While the cop show’s overall viewership is still impressive, advertisers want shows that cater to the demo audience and the network has many shows that attract big overall audiences.

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What’s more, after 10 seasons on the air, CSI: Miami is no doubt very expensive to produce and there are already 232 episodes, more than enough to keep running in syndication for many years.

Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment, suggested that one of the CSI shows might be cancelled this month. The original CSI was already renewed so it was a guessing game to see if Miami or NY would bite the bullet. CSI: NY has reportedly been renewed for season nine.

Of the cancellation news, CBS released the following statement:

CSI: Miami leaves an amazing television legacy – a signature look and style, global popularity and as a key player in CBS’s rise to the top over the past decade. We thank all the producers – led by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ann Donahue — and its talented cast, led by David Caruso, for 10 outstanding seasons. Viewers around the world will continue to enjoy rebroadcasts of CSI: Miami in syndication and on key digital platforms for many years to come.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that CSI: Miami has been cancelled? Will you miss the show? Was it time for it end or would you have liked to have seen an 11th season?

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  1. spencer says

    I can’t believe cbs would do that I mean y? No reason to its one of the best shows of this decade and needs to keep going. U can’t leave the viewers with this kind of ending. U guys need to work something out put aside ur damn egos and bring it back for the fans. Its always about the fans otherwise u have no show

  2. says

    that was the worst thing cbs could have done i’ve been waiting and waiting on season 11 an now to find out it has been cancel i have every season strating from season 1 all the way to season 10 an u can cancel season 11 i don’t even watch no the csi so i guess i want be watch CBS anymore either bring my CSI MIAMI BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. wind star says

    I can’t believe CSI: Miami has been cancelled! That was the show that got me started watching CSI in the first place. My daughter loved that show. We’ve been waiting all summer for it to come back, now I know why. At least if they had to end it the show went out on a happy note. Bring H and the crew back!!!!!

  4. says

    Of the three CSI shows, Miami was the best followed by NY. Las Vegas began to decline when our favorite characters began to leave. I have watched only 4 episodes of the show since Ted Danson stepped in. Why not cancel it and bring back Miami?

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