CBS has moved its Elementary TV show all around the schedule. In the seventh season, it returns to Thursday nights, but even if that improves its Nielsen ratings, it won’t influence the network’s decision on whether it will be cancelled or renewed for season eight. This has already been announced as the final installment, so stayed tuned to find out whether Elementary ends on a high note.
An updated take on the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, the Elementary TV show stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson. The CBS TV series also stars Aidan Quinn as Captain Thomas Gregson and Jon Michael Hill as Detective Marcus Bell, with James Frain joining the seventh and final season as Odin Reichenbach. The story centers on Holmes and Watson, as they investigate the trickiest crimes. Season seven kicks off in London, with Holmes and Watson serving as consultants for Scotland Yard.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in 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 sixth season of Elementary on CBS averaged a 0.48 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.786 million total viewers.
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? Is the Elementary TV series ending too soon or at the right time? If it were up to you, would this CBS TV show be cancelled or renewed for an eighth season?
Good show should be renewed a lot better than some of the other shows on TV today. This show could run for years. Such shows like midsomer murders on BBC, I believe that is on its 18th season. This show is comparable to that one
This is my favourite show and I’m so sad it’s cancelled. The writing and acting were both extraordinary. I don’t watch much tv, but I never missed an episode of Elementary.
Loved the series was very disappointing it was canceled
I would love to see more seasons with Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson. It is my favorite show.
I am so disappointed with the cancelation. This show has the potential to go many years.
GregB ~ Canada. Fantastic show. Loved the writing, the acting and the characters. Quirky. Intelligent. Great chemistry. One of the better TV series – certainly top 10 – of its time.
They cancelled Elementary,, even after an fabulous season 7 ending? Are they crazy??? HUGE MISTAKE! I think the network made a HUGE mistake canceling this show The storylines/directions this show can go after season 7’s last episode are astronomical. Instead of believing the “group/organization who rates shows, networks should find out for themselves. Find out what the fans really think about the show. If they had, this show would never have been canceled. I hope one of the other networks realize the GREAT POTENTIAL this show really has. The storylines possibility are endless. This show has the potential of lasting… Read more »
Pete from uk…keep it coming, excellent writing / plot / characters and of course acting.
Please Bring It Back Best Show Ever
Love the show.