The Mentalist: Season Six Ratings

The Mentalist TV show ratings: cancel or renew?Last season, despite a move to Sunday nights and a big drop in the ratings, CBS renewed The Mentalist for a sixth season. Will the ratings continue to fall? Will CBS bring the show back for a seventh year? Stay tuned!

On The Mentalist, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) continues to help the CBI solve cases while he seeks to bring his family’s killer to justice. Also starring in the show are Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman, Amanda Righetti, Emily Swallow, and Rockmond Dunbar.

The higher a show’s ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better its chances for survival. New ratings data will be added as it becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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5/10 update: The Mentalist has been renewed for a seventh (and likely final) season on CBS.

5/19 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context here.

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Last year comparison: The fifth season of The Mentalist averaged a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.5 million total viewers.

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Note: 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. 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 still like The Mentalist TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a seventh season?

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  1. Seiji Sakumoto says

    I think a love, comedy, drama starring Robin and Simon should be produced, much like the Meg Ryan movies: FRENCH KISS; WHEN HARRY MET SALLY; ADDICTED TO LOVE; YOU’VE GOT MAIL!

    • panteha hunter says

      oh yes please as long as its another tv show not a movie.. as for a movie you watch it and its gone but a tv show you look forward to every week :)

  2. panteha hunter says

    I SAID IT BEFORE MANY MANY TIME AND I SAY IT AGAIN LETS START A PETITION AND GET AS MANY SIGNATURE AS WE CAN THEN WE SEND IT TO BRUNO HELLER AND THE CAST OF MENTALIST WELL SIMON AND ROBIN ANYWAY :) AND BEG AND PLEAD TO CONTINUE…WE KEEP AT IT TILL THEY GIVE IN…JUST NEED BACK UPS LIKE MANY MANY FANS…WHOS WITH ME :)

  3. Lisa says

    Please give us more of the mentalist all the great tv series are ending its really sad ….please I beg you to continue it.

  4. Bloomfield says

    This is one the best TV shows that has ever been on. It is suspense show ever. It has a good sense of humor and not gruesome like Criminal Minds, which I can’t stand. If you leave it on Wed. night the ratings would be up!!!!

  5. Joy Miller says

    If you would leave “Red John” & anything similar off the series, you will have a GREAT SHOW.
    “The Mentalist” himself has a wonderful way of solving crimes. IF you take him off, you will be making a TERRIBLE mistake!!
    If you decide to keep the series going – DO NOT CHANGE THE ‘PLAYERS’.
    You have a great show, just don’t run it in the ground like you did with the “Red John” series.

  6. panteha hunter says

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON’T CANCEL THIS GREAT SHOW…ITS BEEN A GREAT SEASON FANS ARE DESPERATE TO FOR SOMEONE TO LIS TEN. ..PLEASE KEEP THE SHOW GOING

  7. Joni Himberger says

    So many shows are being cancelled with out trying to tie up the plots we have invested time into. As an avid viewer of many series getting to wait all summer or thru all the different seasons of shows to see what happens next. You get invested and all the anticipation just to find out another cliff hanger will continue to hang in limbo or your imagination forever. Come on finish out the shows even if its in a 2 hour finale or 2 part but at least finish them.

  8. GaryD says

    Despite a move to Sunday night??? What planet are you from? If you want to kill a show
    put it on Sunday night following Sunday Night Football and the every rinky dink award show. More often than not this show came on well after it’s time slot. Most people have to work on Monday. They can’t be waiting up all night long to watch a TV show. Please put this show on in a time slot that is dependable. There aren’t that many good shows on TV. This happens to be one of them.

  9. Dee Garske says

    The mentalists is the best show on TV. Simon and his co actors are all good actors and
    the show itself is very pleasant and refreshing after all the killings, violence, and sexual
    things happening on other shows. Before canceling they should try another night at 9:00
    It was on Thursday nights. How did it rate then? Please find a way to keep this show on!!

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