The Crazy Ones: Season One Ratings

The Crazy Ones: cancel or renew?After 30 years, Robin Williams has returned to television in The Crazy Ones. Will his new show measure up to CBS’ high ratings standards for their sitcoms, or will it be cancelled like so many others? Time will tell.

The Crazy Ones follows an unorthodox ad agency executive (Williams) and his partner and daughter (Sarah Michelle Gellar). The rest of the cast includes James Wolk, Hamish Linklater, and Amanda Setton.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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5/10 update: The Crazy Ones has been cancelled by CBS after one season.

Final season averages: 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.32 million total viewers.

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These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like The Crazy Ones TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a second season?

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  1. Diane says

    Can I ask what the hell is wrong with the people running CBS? My God – give shows a chance…the Crazy One’s is awesome and Friends With Better Lives didn’t even get off the ground yet but has such a great cast and so funny. Whoever is running this channel are a bunch of morons and need to reschedule awesome shows like this to give them more of a chance. CBS s*cks. Point blank. Mind you I am a big fan of NCIS, Big Bang Theory and Criminal minds so I am on CBS often but very, very disappointed in their decisions in this case.

  2. Jane says

    Love love d show my whole family and everyone i know watch it. It is sad sooooooooooooooooo sad!! Waaaaahhhhh! Bring it back please!

  3. Kathy Hurley says

    I am so bummed that this did not get renewed. It was clever and witty and packed so much great fun into a half hour show !

  4. Brenda says

    Please bring back the “Crazy Ones”!! I love this show. It’s definitely one of the best written sophisticated shows on. The ensemble cast, especially Brad Garrett, is great. CBS is the crazy one for letting this go. Cable networks take note!!

    • Gary says

      Brenda, CBS cannot bring back The Crazy Ones, even if it wanted to since they have to announce their new lineup by the 15th of May. The only way Robin and the gang comes back is that either NBC or ABC buy it from CBS. Cable is not likely to pick it up seeing how expensive it would be to run a show like that. I’m just as sad about the show being canceled as everyone here is, but in reality, there is very little we can do about it.

  5. lisa says

    Sad to hear that yet another great show has been cancelled. With all the stupid reality shows that don’t take any acting skill out there it was nice to have a show that delivered laughs. Getting tired of investing time in a good program only to have the sour puss bottom line pencil pushers being in control of my entertainment. Looks like it’s time to choose a different network to watch!

  6. Sunshine says

    Finally a funny show worth watching!

    Are these ratings really accurate though? So many people stream tv shows or watch them elsewhere…. Is this demographic being calculated? Should be!

    I, too, have fallen victim of the cancelled awesome show…. Firefly, anyone?

  7. MacGuyver says

    What impressed me about Crazy Ones was how quickly it fell into using the full ensemble cast. The on screen team gel and bounce off each other astoundingly well. This is an important element that keeps the viewer interested and entertained even during episodes with weaker A or B stories. The guest appearances have all been top notch and a delight to witness. Major kudos for adding and integrating Brad Garrett to the cast. While eveyone may not love this show in the audience, I would blame some of its ratings troubles on programming decisions. Notably the 2 final episodes that were jammed into a night of advertised re-runs. This is generally how a network purposefully tries to kill a show. How many times have we seen that with good shows that needed more time to catch on? Is it any wonder why audiences are shifting to the cable first-run programs in droves?

  8. Dave Zimny says

    The Crazy Ones is one of the best and most sophisticated sitcoms on television, and it deserves a chance to find its audience. If it’s not renewed by CBS, I hope some enterprising cable channel will pick it up for next season. Fight for quality television: Renew The Crazy Ones!

  9. John says

    Seems like all my favourite shows get cancelled…
    – Loved the Crazy Ones, cancelled
    – Loved Go-On, cancelled
    – Loved Wedding Band, cancelled

    Seems like only HBO have the guts for something new! Must be a sad job to only go by ratings…..

  10. Georgia Sherburne says

    I think that this show is different from alot of the shows out there and that it should be renewed.

  11. Linda says

    This show is hilarious. With great writing and a stellar cast, it is the most entertaining show on television. If CBS doesn’t renew, I’d say they’re the crazy ones!

  12. Richard says

    This is one of the funniest shows on TV but the oneliners come so fast and furious that without a rewind you’d miss many of them. This show hasn’t been dumbed down like most TV sitcoms. This probably explains why its ratings aren’t higher. If CBS cancels it, it would show that the network is willing to sacrifice class for ratings.

  13. Tktrain says

    The Crazy Ones has great acting and good writing. Believeable characters and solid story add up to this show deserving a chance to find it’s true audience. I, for one, would like to see it renewed for the next season.

  14. Deinse says

    I love this show so please RENEW for another season and keep the blooper reel at the end. Bloopers are always funny.

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