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CSI: NY: Cancelled or Renewed for Season 10?

CSI NY cancel or renew?Here we go again. Tonight, CBS airs the ninth season finale of CSI: NY. Will the long-running show be cancelled so that it ends up also being the series finale as well?

As with any show, the network has to look at the costs to produce CSI: NY versus the revenue it generates. CSI: NY has been on the air for nearly 200 episodes and so the costs have risen over the years. Unfortunately, the ratings haven’t gone up as well.

In season seven, CSI: NY averaged a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.03 million total viewers. Last season, the show averaged a 1.6 demo rating with 9.94 million. This year, it’s averaged a 1.4 rating with 9.68 million viewers.

Is it worthwhile for the network to keep producing more episodes or should they try something new? They haven’t had any luck launching new dramas on Friday nights — Made in Jersey and A Gifted Man, for example — so trying to replace CSI: NY might be a tricky proposition.

As Gary Sinise recently told Larry King regarding the ninth season renewal, “It was a 50-50 toss-up. We have a good solid show but I know from a business perspective what they’re thinking about, looking at. Has our show run its course? Can they find a new show that’s cheaper to make than ours that can do as well? They have to take a lot into account but we’re a solid show.”

If CSI: NY does return it will be without one castmember. Hill Harper, who’s played Sheldon Hawkes since the show began, is leaving. He’s becoming a series regular on USA’s Covert Affairs drama starting with season four.

What do you think? Has CSI: NY run its course? Should CBS cancel it and replace it with an existing drama or something new? Would you like to see it come back for a 10th year?

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Iris April 17, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Please keep it. Please.


Kathy102857 April 16, 2013 at 11:18 pm

This is by far my favorite show. Please don’t cancel it.


Draven April 16, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Please keep it. I love the show. Watched all of the CSI’s since the beginning.


Cyndi April 16, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I’ll be so disappointed if you cancel CSI NY. So tired of all the reality shows. I enjoy this shoe and blue bloods.


Nicholas April 16, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Please keep csi:ny on, its one the best shows on. But as always the good shows get taken off only to be replaced by stupid shows that dont last more than one season.


Dee April 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm

My husband and I rarely enjoy the same TV shows but Friday nights we love to watch CSI NY and Bluebloods. I vote it returns


Alberto April 16, 2013 at 11:49 am

Keep it please — I love it


Mike April 16, 2013 at 9:09 am

I was DISCOURAGED when CSI Miami was canceled and thought its not so bad because I have two more.

It seems all the networks are trying to do away with our Police procedural shows.

I dont think that is a good idea at all. If you changed this show to Prime time during hte middle of the week it would bring its numbers way way up. People go out on Fridays.
I would venture to bet that you are miscalculating the amount of people who watch this because many see it by other means then the time slot it comes on at. Maybe by recording because they are out on Friday night. I coudl be wrong. But I know everyone I know watches this show.


Kathy102857 April 16, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Mike sounds like a very smart man. Someone (like CBS) should listen to him. What he says makes very good sense.


kung April 16, 2013 at 8:09 am

Love it .Please keep CSI NY 10th year


Martha April 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Please keep CSI NY! Awesome show. It has heart and compassion. The cast is like family.


Shari April 14, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Keep it! It’s a solid , fun to watch, & enjoyable show.
Reality show are stupid & not entertaining !
I don’t mean talent shows…I mean supposedly
Reality shows! New York is the best!!


Loreen & Ron April 13, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Keep it please — we love it


nancy April 13, 2013 at 11:40 am

Don’t cancel csi ny. Just change the night. Alot of people make travel plans to leave on friday. I love the show. Tape it so I can watch it later. But totally love the show.


Janet April 13, 2013 at 10:28 am

Love it! Keep it!! I never miss a show


Tom April 13, 2013 at 5:21 am

It’s more intelligent than some of those other shows that CBS has on television these days!!


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