The network’s programs are performing very well overall so it’s not really a question of “if” NYC 22 will be cancelled but just a question of “when.”
According to our CBS ratings report card, which grades shows based on their demo averages (relative to the other shows on the network), NYC 22 has an “F.” It’s the lowest-rated show on the network and is performing even worse than dramas like Blue Bloods and CSI: NY which air on little-watched Friday nights.
Per the overnights, last night’s third episode fell to a 1.2 rating in the demo with 7.6 million total viewers. That’s a decline of 20% when compared to the series premiere’s disappointing numbers.
Perhaps the network executives had a bad feeling about the show from the start because they only scheduled four episodes. If there had been more on the schedule, they’d surely be looking at pulling them by now. On May 13th, the 10pm timeslot will be filled by the Survivor reunion show and the week after that will have a Jesse Stone TV movie.
It’s not clear how many installments of NYC 22 have been produced but IMDB lists 13 episode titles. It seems likely that, if the folks at CBS decide to air the remaining nine episodes, they’ll burn them off over the summer. Or, perhaps they’ll release them online… or not at all.
What do you think? Do you think that CBS will end up releasing the remaining episodes? Is the new NYC 22 TV series worth watching?
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