NYC 22: Cancelled; No Season Two on CBS

no season 2 NYC 22 canceledThe rookies of NYC 22 won’t be honing their police skills on CBS much longer. The network has cancelled the cop series before the entire season has finished airing.

NYC 22 follows a half dozen police men and women as they learn the ropes in the Big Apple. The ensemble cast includes Adam Goldberg, Leelee Sobieski, Stark Sands, Judy Marte, Harold House Moore, Felix Solis, Tom Reed, and Terry Kinney.

Debuting on April 15th, in (now-cancelled) CSI: Miami’s former timeslot, NYC 22 attracted a disappointing 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.86 million viewers. The second episode dropped 7% and the third fell 14% more. Last Sunday night’s episode maintained a 1.2 in the demo and 6.87 million.

It was clear from the start that this new show was doomed to be cancelled.

The series currently averages a 1.3 rating in the all-important demo with 7.67 million viewers. On our CBS Ratings Report Card, which measures the relative demo performance of TV shows on the network, NYC 22 has an “F” grade. It’s the lowest-rated scripted show currently on the network.

The Tiffany network ordered 13 installments of NYC 22 and, for the foreseeable future, they’ll continue to air on Sunday nights.

What do you think? Are you going to miss NYC 22? Do you think it should have been renewed for season two?

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  1. TA says

    I thought the show was great. Much better than Blue Bloods, which I stopped watching half way through the first season. NYC 22 was much more realistic. Not just another night time soap. This was cut from the same cloth as Hill Street Blues.

  2. Zach Hankins says

    NYC 22 is one of the most realistic Police shows that I have seen. It shows real situaitions. I work for a Police department and think that if this network is stupid enough to get rid of it then someone else should pick it up!

  3. Mike says

    That was the only program I watched on you station, shame on you!!! You have a lot of trash and yet you cancelled this program???? I don’t understand…

  4. Bridget says

    Great show…should reconsider the cancelation. Way better than those mindless Reality shows about people to stupid to realize they are being made fun of for entertainment. It is no wonder I don’t watch network tv much anymore. Found this on netflix wish there were more shows.

  5. Faith says

    Seriously? What were they thinking in cancelling this show. It is realistic; the cast is great and the acting is amazing! They’ve no idea what viewers like. There’s nothing left on tv to watch.

  6. MaryEllen says

    Very upset that this show got cancelled, I followed this show from day 1 and looked forward to it every week and then I went to tune in and it was gone, just found the rest of the episodes that weren’t aired on Netflix, this show wasn’t given a chance, bring in Season 2 and it might help if they actually did more advertising for it, they hardly even showed previews for it! Make people aware before you are going to air a new show then people might tune in to watch

  7. Anonymous says

    Great show! Good cast! Sorry CBS execs are too stupid to let real TV shows be and instead cancel the inane “reality” shows. RIP NYC 22.

  8. says

    Stumbled across this show by accident – tv ‘seasons’ so disjointed these days and just found out its cancelled!!?? more believable than Law & Order – groundbreaking in the Hill St Blues style (for anyone who can remember a show worthy of many reruns!!)Can we bring this back PLEASE?? Seriously what is up with all the crap – CBS totally dropped the ball on us and the cast.

  9. Jorge Feliciano says

    This show had potential however the network didn’t give it a chance. The cast was great because of the multi-culture that NYC brings. I grew up in the BIG APPLE and watching this made sense. What I liked about this show was these rookies who just came fresh out of the academy and going out to patrol communicating with the public. They still had fear in them knowing it is not an easy task to take on this job. Another network should try to pick this up.

  10. Damon says

    It’s sad any show which requires one bit of brain power to watch gets canceled. All we have left is stupid shows about weak people and reality tv. The networks are turning brains into mush. I’m tired of stupid television which panders to stupid people. NYC22 was a good show. Your audience was just too stupid to realize it. Maybe it was from watching the rest of the programs on tv.

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