We don’t have to wonder if Criminal Minds will be cancelled or renewed for a 16th season. CBS has already announced that season 15 is the end. However, if the ratings for the final season are strong enough, might the execs be convinced to reunite the cast for a new case in the future? Stay tuned.
A law-enforcement procedural series, Criminal Minds stars Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, and Daniel Henney. The crime drama series follows the FBI’s elite Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) out of Quantico, Virginia. The BAU remains dedicated to understanding predators’ motive and triggers, in order to stop them before they strike again.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: Season 14 of Criminal Minds on CBS averaged a 0.76 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.67 million viewers.
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 like the Criminal Minds TV series on CBS? Should it be ending or should it have been renewed for a 16th season?