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Intelligence: To Be Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Intelligence: canceled or renewed?CBS kept Hostages on the air even though it became obvious that it was doomed to be cancelled after one season. How has Intelligence fared? Will it suffer the same fate or will it be renewed for a second season instead?

On Intelligence, Gabriel Vaughn (Josh Holloway) is a high-tech intelligence operative who’s been enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. It allows him to be connected directly into the global information grid. Other castmembers include Marg Helgenberger, Meghan Ory, Michael Rady, John Billingsley, P. J. Byrne, Tomas Arana, Lance Reddick, and Peter Coyote.

Debuting on a Tuesday night in January, sandwiched between NCIS and Person of Interest, Intelligence’s first episode drew a very healthy 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 16.49 million viewers.

Unfortunately, most of those viewers didn’t return for the second episode the following Monday. That attracted just a 1.2 in the demo with 6.2 million, a decline of more than 50%.

The numbers have risen and fallen since then but have generally been moving downward. Last week’s episode tied a series low in the demo and hit a new low in viewership. Looking at the averages, it’s also the lowest-rated show currently on the network (aside from Saturday night’s 48 Hours).

Like Hostages before it, it’s clear that Intelligence won’t be back for a second season. The ratings are just too low. CBS recently renewed most of their primetime shows for next season. Intelligence was one of the few that were missing from that list.

At this point, we can hope that the producers finished the 13 episodes in a satisfying way.

But, what do you think? Do you like Intelligence? If you were running the network, would you renew it or cancel it to make way for something else?

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Anonymous July 20, 2014 at 10:46 am

I’m tired of CBS, they keep canceling good shows and renewing the same old tired ones. The Mentalist? Boring and old cancel it. I’m not going to watch anything new on CBS because as soon as you get interested they cancel it. Intelligence was interesting and different and I enjoyed the plots and cast. Way to go CBS you’ve managed once again to cancel a good new show and keep same old same old.


Casey July 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Why do you keep cancelling the great shows and keeping the bad ones. Never ceases to amaze me. You keep the filth and boring shows and take off the exciting ones. It is indeed a mystery


Mint July 10, 2014 at 3:50 am

I was just addicted to this show last two days and i finished watching all eps on season one within two days as well. Then i finally found that there is no season two. Thanks the world for teaching me to not watch any shows that are released less than 5 seasons, otherwise i might be disappointed again.


Merryn July 8, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Renew it ,excellent show, it beats some of the show on TV today


Gene July 9, 2014 at 1:27 am


I think that intelligence should be kept on the air. If nothing else change the day and time the show is on….


Judith Green Hershel July 4, 2014 at 9:09 pm

It’s a keeper.


Anonymous July 4, 2014 at 8:22 pm

WOW… Can we get a re-count? This was actually an entertaining series! And, it does resemble the trend of technology today. This was fresh, entertaining and exciting! I really think CBS has underestimated the public in cancelling Intelligence – this is a cool show, and it just needed a chance to develop a following, and they’d have another long running favorite. I wish I could say it’s their loss, but it’s not, it’s our loss.


julz July 3, 2014 at 10:34 am

u cant do this.we have been waiting for it for so long.that unfair.m losing faith in your new releases!


Cynthia July 2, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Why do you always get us involved in a TV show and then cancel it?
Then you leave the old ones on? You always say it’s the ratings!
Well hell I’m one of those viewers and I’m sure there are many
more viewers than just me that agree “DONT CANCEL INTELLIGENCE”!!
But you will! It’s not up to us,no you’ll aire a new dumb stupid one.
Can’t you just leave well enough alone?


vyhom jain July 1, 2014 at 2:37 pm

i request you to not cancel this series, i seriously love it like anything because its not just about entertainment we are getting a lot of general awareness from these episodes of intelligence that why there are so many conflicts between the United states and other countries like iran syria china …… i hope that you do not ignore this point as it will be essential for the youth too and kindly continue ……………………


Martha I.G. July 1, 2014 at 5:32 pm

At one time I thought if perhaps what you mention about awareness may not have been one of the reasons somebody (?) decided/requested that this show should be cancelled.
But have to admit it would have seemed too “Big Brother-ish” wouldn’t it ?
I was so upset about this cancellation that haven’t watched TV since then.


Anonymous July 1, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Yeah so true it is ….. It could be the reason….

But they shouldn’t have left it like that….. Hate it …..


Meighan June 30, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Please don’t cancel intelligence!!! Love this show! Great writing and characters!


May June 29, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Another great series cancelled. So much rubbish repeated, yet good ones taken off forever. Shame on the Powers That Be.


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