Can this procedural series survive the loss of two of its longtime stars? Has the Criminal Minds TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 13th season on CBS? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news and this page has been created to give our readers a dedicated place to track the status of Criminal Minds, season 13. You can bookmark this page or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s this TV show about?
Criminal Minds continues to follow the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) out of Quantico, Virginia. This season’s cast is Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez, and Paget Brewster. Recurring cast members include Josh Stewart, Mekhai Andersen, Jane Lynch, and Harold Perrineau.
Season 12 Ratings
Airing on the CBS television network, season 12 of Criminal Minds averaged a 1.39 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.47 million viewers. Compared to season 11, this season is down by 22% in the demo and down by 17% in total viewers. Find out how Criminal Minds stacks up against the other CBS TV shows.
As we all know, Shemar Moore left the series last year after 11 seasons. Then, surprisingly, Thomas Gibson was fired and his character was written out of the show. I’ve been wondering how that upheaval would affect Criminal Minds’ ratings. Season 12 is down in the ratings but season 11 dropped about the same percentages when compared to season 10. While many viewers were upset about Gibson’s dismissal, the numbers haven’t seen a bigger than usual drop. It’s still one of CBS’ top-rated scripted series and, now that Moore and Gibson have left the show, episodes may have gotten cheaper to produce. I’m confident that Criminal Minds will return for a lucky season 13.
4/7 update: Criminal Minds has been renewed for season 13 on CBS. Details here.
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