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?