After becoming a staple of the CBS Thursday night schedule for four seasons, the network has moved Elementary to late on Sunday nights. Will viewers follow the crime drama to the new night? Will the ratings fall because of football game overruns? Will it be renewed for a sixth season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.
A contemporary update on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle characters, Elementary follows eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Doctor Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) as they help solve crimes in modern-day New York. Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill co-star in the series.
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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For comparisons: The fourth season of Elementary averaged a 0.96 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.74 million total viewers.
Note: Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like the Elementary TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for season six on CBS?