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?