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?

356 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Marvin says

    Sad to see this how go. It was a great idea, and we need neat smart shows like this.
    Love the dream sequences – really smart.

  2. Max says

    This show ranked to five on my most watched show so since it’s not coming back for a second season I’m pissed

  3. Mary Jo Borneman says

    I am so upset to find out that the show wasn’t brought back … it is an outstanding show and we miss it! The cast was outstanding!!! It wasn’t even given a chance!!!

    Please bring the SHOW BACK!!!

  4. Pranoti Suranje says

    It is one of the most brilliants shows I have ever seen.I want this show back with SEASON 2. I cant stop thinking about it though its been many days I have seen it. Plz bring it backā€¦

  5. Rowena says

    I just love the show very much..Please bring it back!!..First time i was really interested and keep on following the episodes..It is quite a shock to know that there is no second season..It is very informative and this kind of show is what we need in this multi-media age..Please, we are really waiting for it here in Europe..Thank you..

  6. Vegas jackson says

    It’s been like a month since I finished watching this and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I absolutely loved it. And the cast, I thought was amazing. They should totally make a second season.

  7. Richard says

    It was an awesome show and had a great cast and it was fun to watch! Meghan ory is just absolutely stunning and I can’t get enough of seeing her. perhaps they will bring the show back after hearing many of the positive comments in this forum.

  8. says

    to be true, they. shuldnt hv canceled it, dat was the best series I hv ever enjoyd, it has dix overjoying cast who realy brings out de act so genuine…..U SHUD RETURN IT PLEASE…ITS THE BEST………!!!!!!!

  9. Karen Rose says

    I can’t believe this was canceled…….the powers at be in the US have no idea why for some reasons ratings are low…I heard they put this up against Monday night football (which seems to be a big thing) so we in te UK have to suffer that it gets cancelled…why didn’t they move it to a different time slot. In the UK it was on Sky 1…It was enjoyed her and in Europe!!!!

  10. Donna Duyck says

    This was a great show. Can’t believe they are going to cancel. The polls need to be retaken.
    Bring this show back!!

  11. says

    The show should be renewed think it’s Time the networks get rid of some of the reality shows are completely stupid we need more science and history based shows for kids to learn from the still learning the wrong type of attitude to have and dealing with other humans

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