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Elementary: Season Two Ratings

Elementary TV show on CBSThe ratings for the first season of Elementary weren’t all that impressive but CBS renewed it for a second season anyway. Will the numbers improve in season two, stay the same, or fall so the show ends up cancelled? We shall see.

A contemporary update on the Sherlock Holmes stories, Elementary follows the eccentric detective (Jonny Lee Miller) and Doctor Watson (Lucy Liu) as they help solve crimes in New York. Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill round out the cast.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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3/13 update: This show has been renewed for the 2014-15 season by CBS.

Final season averages: 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.79 million total viewers.

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For comparisons: The first season of Elementary averaged a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.65 million total viewers.

Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you still like the Elementary TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a third season?


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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Vanessa Kriel July 2, 2014 at 6:44 am

ELEMENTARY is a knockout series with an excellent cast. Storyline is phenomenal and keeps me rooted to my seat. MORE PLEASE!!!


James Pembroke June 21, 2014 at 1:27 am

ELEMENTARY great show very talented people. LUCY LIU one of the most beautiful women on T.V.


Alessandro May 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm

I love this show!
Do not cancel it, please,.
Talking about the british one, it’ s defenetely nice, but no way, i do prefer kucy liu!



Emmy woodhouse May 21, 2014 at 4:18 am

Elementary is an excellent show, great acting, good writing, respectful of race and gender.much, much better than the BBC adaptation of Sherlock Holmes stories. The BBC one is very cliche and the character is too annoyingly arrogant and robotic, even reptilian. JLM has managed to make Sherlock into a lively, humane and a very inspiring character.


AD May 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

I actually like both of them. Both shows have actors that are doing well together. The shortness of the Sherlock keeps it from getting boring. Lucy Liu as Watson is an excellent idea.


Ranea S. May 16, 2014 at 9:32 pm

No way. BBC Sherlock is awesome. Benedict Cumberbatch is great in the show.


Jackie and Howard May 16, 2014 at 8:39 pm



Jeannine May 16, 2014 at 5:16 pm

I completely agree with Fred. The BBC Sherlock is as far-fetched as you can get–especially this season! Terrible! I love Elementary, and the show seems to get better with every episode.


Fred Harpt March 25, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Miller & Liu have a great quirky chemistry. They’re both terrific. Show is clever, entertaining, & much better than the BBC Sherlock, which for some reason has everyone swooning.



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