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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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Sharon April 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Bring it back, it is fantastic. Only discovered it recently – yeah, I know – where have I been!! – and it is one of the best shows ever. CBS should revive it and make many, many more.

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Natalya April 1, 2013 at 12:18 am

CSI MIAMI is the best!!! Prettier cast, lighter and brighter environment. Much more exciting to watch!! Please bring back season 11!! Please :)

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carter jr March 31, 2013 at 9:53 pm

I am mad that it is leaving please make session 11.. PLEASE!!!!!!!!

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siriporn March 30, 2013 at 8:43 am

please season 11.

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Mickey March 29, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I like Miami way more than New York, plus the cast is also way better. Please have a season 11!!

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Prettyboye March 28, 2013 at 7:24 am

Horatio didn’t die on screen but left him dead by the President of CBS. CSI Miami is the best of all CSI combined, it is not all about money CBS it is Entertainment and for the pleasure of viewers to watch. You will have one less unsatisfied customer right now and that’s me.

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jing March 28, 2013 at 7:11 am

will definitely miss it!!! please season 11….

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Anonymous March 26, 2013 at 5:13 am

CSI MIAMI SEASON 11!!!! t_t please, please, please, please ,please

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mandy rae March 24, 2013 at 12:54 pm

cant believe they canceled csi miami……..loved the show and there was to much going on when it ended but not really there has to be season 11 please bring it back bad decison cbs

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lindsey March 22, 2013 at 9:14 am

please make season 11
i miss you ,horatio

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shania March 20, 2013 at 1:36 am

yes i am truly sadden that there wont be a season 11, i loved csi miami especially Horatio. I hope cbs will change its mind and give us a season 11 afterall.

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Chrisitna March 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I would love to see a season 11 and then some. I can’t believe your canceling CSI Miami it’s the best CSI.

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sharon March 19, 2013 at 10:01 am

Yes i would love to sea even more seasons past 11 maybe up to season 12

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Chu March 12, 2013 at 2:09 am

OMG. I’ll miss you ,Horatio :(

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Helen March 11, 2013 at 4:06 am

Я требую CSI: Miami!!!! это самый интересный CSI из всех сериалов, команда подобрано очень профессионально. я хочу 11 сезон CSI: Miami!!!!!!!

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