Fans of CBS’ long-running Elementary TV show just got an early present from the network. Though just two episodes from season six have aired (and the ratings have not been good), CBS has renewed the beloved series for a seventh season.
A detective drama based on the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle characters, Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson. The cast also includes Aidan Quinn as Captain Thomas Gregson and Jon Michael Hill as Detective Marcus Bell, with Desmond Harrington in the role of Michael. This updated take on the detective story centers on Holmes and Watson, as they help the NYPD investigate the trickiest crimes in New York City.
Elementary: A Look at the Ratings
The ratings for this series have been coming down each year and, thus far, season six of Elementary is no exception. It’s currently averaging a meager 0.60 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.66 million viewers. Compared to season five, that’s down by 6% and 3%, respectively. Find out how Elementary stacks up against the other CBS TV shows.
So, why was Elementary renewed for another round? CBS Television Studios co-produces the series so the company gets the lion’s share of the profits from syndication. They have added incentive to add more episodes to the syndication package. Word is that the show also does well internationally. Deadline reports that season seven may be the final year but there’s been no official word from CBS yet.
CBS Cancellations and Renewals
All told, today CBS renewed six TV shows: Criminal Minds (season 14); Man With a Plan (season three); Life in Pieces (season four); Instinct (season two); Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (season two); and Elementary (season seven). The network also cancelled three series: Kevin Can Wait, Superior Donuts and Scorpion.
What do you think? Do you like the Elementary TV show? Will you be watching season seven? Should this be the end?
Please some one we need more…the final episode was tremendous…season 8…. Why did they take away all the big shows and put on new shows that are in inferior?
Thank you CBS for another season! Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson do a superb job with their characters. We enjoy the many idiosyncrasies of both characters and the writers have done a great job fleshing them out. Aidan Quinn as Captain Thomas Gregson, Jon Michael Hill as Detective Marcus Bell, and Desmond Harrington as Michael mixed in well trying to keep Sherlock under control and boosting Watson’s ego when Sherlock’s challenges and some of his ridicule made her complex world even more challenging. Now she’s turned into a great detective alongside… Read more »
I have always really enjoyed the show & will be watching!! I have had a hard time finding it even when I set it to record so maybe that is why it “hasn’t been watched as much”!! I hope I will be able to find reruns so I can watch them again!!
I LOVE ‘Elementary.’ The quality of the plots, the snappy dialogue especially between Holmes and Watson, is worlds above most of the piffle on network TV. In fact I like it better than what I think is the over-hyped BBC occasional episodes of “Sherlock.”
I look forward to Elementary so much. Superb plots. Sherlock is quirky and interesting. Joan is a woman you wish you were. I would love another 10 seasons!!!
Why can’t I find my show Elementary? Did you cancel it and forget to tell anybody? Greatest show ever, characters actually learn and grow, a wonderful example for addicts to learn that life actually can go to a better place and you can become a better person, and you don’t need to be sherlock holmes to do it. I love this show. I want it back, I’m sick of NCIS where the characters always stay the same old non speaking, no guts to move forward jerks. I want my elementary back. I dropped cbs live from amazon in protest for… Read more »
It is one of the shows on non-cable that I watch routinely.
Considering how CBS has jerked this show around lately, i’m surprised its back. That said, its one of the few shows I still watch on conventional TV. Looking forward to season 7
Elementary is my favorite show.
Elementary is one of only a few shows I will watch–I hope it continues!