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.
5/22 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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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?
5/13 update: Elementary has been renewed for season six on CBS. Details here.
Elementary is a wonderful TV show. Perhaps a little too intellectual for the main stream, but if I could give it 6 stars out of 5 I would. The writers are the true heroes (as usual). Many congratulations to all and please please continue this series until either Miller or Liu call it a day!
After they moved nights, I struggled to keep up. Currently I am catching up on Hulu. This is one of the only shows I even watch on CBS. I would be so bummed if it was cancelled. I guess once I catch up and know exactly what is happening, It will probably give me a good indication of why the ratings have dropped. So grateful they renewed for Season 6. I definitely will tune in April 30th, hopefully enough people will and the ratings will get a good bump,
BEST SHOW EVER!!! I have been watching from episode ONE, and this show never disappoints! I have purchased DVD’s of Seasons 1 through 5, and can watch episodes repeatedly and still be entertained, and almost always catch a little something that I didn’t pick up on before. This is a QUALITY program, so I am sure the “great minds” at CBS are already pondering when they will cancel it, so they will have room for another insipid show that is just like all the others that fill the airwaves these days. CBS, please keep renewing Elementary for ALL the people… Read more »
Please continue Elementry, there are fewer and fewer shows that I like watching and elementary is one of the ones on top for me. It’s good clean television that keeps my mind focused on figuring out the why & who. I’m afraid that this last episode is giving Sherlock his mothers disease so the series can end 🙁 please don’t, so many shows I liked have been canceled and replaced by less than intelligent viewing (for my taste).
Please renew the show ! It is the only good show around now and then character interaction is stellar.
Richard love the show please continue.
Please Renew! Love the show!
Please renew this is just one of a few shows worth watching. Would love for it to have another chance.
I agree with Susan Orton, it is one of the few intelligent shows that needs to be renewed. Even if this show appeals to mostly an older audience and has lower ratings than with a younger audience, those reasons should not tip the scale. We need intelligent shows!!
I think the new time slot for late Sunday evening has given Elementary the lower ratings than previously. It is definitely one show that needs to be renewed for Season 6 as the interaction between characters and dramatic twists are of such a high quality that few other shows can match it.
I agree 100% Please renew Elementary!