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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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De Williams September 16, 2014 at 6:32 am

Please please renew Intelligence for a second season.. I have watched season 1 epidsodes 3 times over and still cant get enough. Its a fantastic show!


trinity September 9, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Very upset that intelligence will not return. Was reallu good if you ask me


trinity September 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Do the ratings know if I record my shows and watch them later? I never have time to watch live tv. I watch alot of tv, but it’s always recorded. Do the stations know that I am watching their show, even though I don’t watch it live?


trinity September 9, 2014 at 9:59 pm

I really liked hostages too.


rinity September 9, 2014 at 9:58 pm

I loved it, and I am very disappointed that it won’t return.


Ewuradjoa September 8, 2014 at 7:52 pm

I really enjoyed watching it I think it’s great and should be allowed to continue it.


Rick & Zach September 7, 2014 at 10:17 pm

We are so upset that intelligence is not coming back. We watched this together and loved the action packed adventure. Bummer!


JS September 7, 2014 at 6:51 pm

I cannot believe they are not bringing Intelligence back, it was the greatest show ever! CBS must not know how to calculate ad revenue and viewers.


katinka August 28, 2014 at 4:46 am

I loved the show. Very intersting. Watched it like ‘clockwork’. Pls brin it back!!!!


Gaia August 21, 2014 at 11:19 am

Im from Italy and I think it was a very intresting tv show,
pls bring it back with season 2!!!


Shelagh White August 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Please bring it back. There are way too many “reality” shows and not enough thinking entertainment.


Kaye Peters August 17, 2014 at 9:41 am

I cannot believe Intelligence is not returning this fall. It is definitely one of the best shows on TV. It amazes me that some of the worst shows on TV are renewed and some of the best shows are cancelled. Some of the ridiculous reality shows should be cancelled.


john dutra August 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Intelligence should come back for a second season sure is a lot worse out there now


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