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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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Gothcat April 26, 2013 at 11:53 pm

If networks like CBS are using the excuse that they need to save some money and “look at costs” of producing a series, why don’t the powers that be on the executive end of things get their heads out of their respective rectums and blow off some of the “reality TV” crap out there that’s doing nothing more than wasting airspace on television. Let’s get real here-not ALL of those types of shows can be possibly doing THAT great either-right? I can just see all the mental midgets in a so called “think tank” for a network sitting around a table going, “Okay guys-what do we do “next” as far as TV program ideas are concerned?” Please.

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nick April 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Just one more intense season and that will be it.

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jrm April 25, 2013 at 6:22 pm

keep CSI: NY it is a great show as was a Gifted Man which they didn’t give enough time to get a following. I have followed all of the NCIS, and CSI shows from the very beginning and love then.

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Lisa Marie Johnson April 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I have nothing to say except from CSI:NY is my life, if you take that away I dont know how i could cope. Please renew CSI:NY for a 10th season, PLEASE!!!!

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Lisa Marie Johnson April 23, 2013 at 2:04 pm

PLEASE keep CSI NY on air. It is my favourite TV show of all time and i wouldn’t know what to do without it. I love Dantana they are my favourite and i just dont know what i would do without them and this show. Please renew for a 10th season it would mean so much to sooo many people!!!! We all want to know what happens with Sid and we want to know all about the new baby, so PLEASEEEE make a 10th season!!!

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CSI NY Renewal April 23, 2013 at 10:46 am

The people that did the CSI NY season 9 campaign #Operation9 are back with a season 10 campaign

Here is a link to the petition – http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/csinyseason10

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Anonymous April 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Thanks for the petition link!

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ryi April 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm

plz dont cancel csi ny…. its a series wic i always look forward to watch. i love the show n the cast. so here i am again saying DONT CANCEL CSI NY …

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Katie April 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Don’t cancel CSI: NY, it’s one of a few crime shows that I can’t wait to see what happens next every week!

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matthew April 21, 2013 at 8:23 am

i think it sould be kept want to see mac get married!!!!!!

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evelyn April 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Please dont cancel csi ny

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Carol April 19, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Please don’t take off CSI-NY. My whole family (17 -50 ages) faithfully watch it every Friday. Also don’t move its day and time slot, keep it on Friday nights. Bring back Mack, he just found a new love interest. We have to see how it works out and the same for Flack.

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Betty Balestrieri April 18, 2013 at 7:55 pm

CSI: NewYork should NOT be cancelled. The big executives of the CBS network sit in their ivory towers and make decisions that are wrong, in this case. The “big wigs” keep moving the show day and time slot in order to secure ratings to fit a particular demographic (18 to 49). Those of us who don’t fit in that demographic like the show and want it stay on the air.

TV network executives are not GOD. Sometimes I think they make decisions to cut a show so they can keep their jobs.

Leave the decision up to the public viewing audience for a change. For my money the show has merits and should STAY.

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camille fiorillo April 18, 2013 at 2:40 am

please don’t take off csi:ny.Ilove that show and I love the entire cast. I really don’t know why the other csi:shows were taken off either. I liked all of those shows too. Instead of taking off the good shows like these take off alot of the garbage shows youkeep on now. I don’t like or watch any of the lousy shows that you have on now. I am very dissapointed.

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Jeannie April 17, 2013 at 10:41 pm

What do you mean no CSI NY… I Gotta Have My CSI NY FIX. I love this show, you gotta bring it back. Oh Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee bring Mack back.

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Troy April 17, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I’m a huge supporter of the “CSI” franchise, despite the fact that the writing in the shows sometimes lags. Even when that happens, the drive and personal back stories of the characters makes up for that and whatever pitfalls the shows have. I’m in the same boat as a lot of you guys and hope that the show gets renewed, but if the network does decide to cancel, I’m agreeable to that because it has had a great run and will always live on through the DVD sets and such.

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