The ratings for Elementary fell quite a bit last year but CBS still renewed it. Is it essentially guaranteed to be renewed for a fourth season because that will give the series enough episodes for a syndication package? If the ratings drop low enough, could 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 New York. Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill co-star.
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.
5/11 update: CBS has renewed Elementary for a fourth season.
Final season averages: 1.28 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.42 million total viewers.
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For comparisons: The second season of Elementary averaged a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.79 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 show? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a fourth season?
I like Elementary because it is not predictable and the actors do a great job. Been out of town without TV access and have missed it.
My family loves this show, it’s the only one of it’s kind on tv, look forward to seeing it every week, and the people I work with watch it to, and we discuss what’s happened every week, please keep it on.
My husband and Iove this show!!!! Please re-new it!!!!!
Please don’t stop this show. Believed it or not i have a group of 13ppl come over and watch at my place every week we get right into. In Australia we don’t have the best shows lol
We live in the south of France and we have a few people coming to our place too every week to watch Elementary. They’re all university students too. This show and JLM’s superb portrayal of Sherlock and his beguiling acting, together with the great casting is so underrated. I wonder why!
Love this show! It is witty, funny, clever. WHY is itso hard to hear them and understand.? Please fix the quality of the sound.
I love the actors and the show storylines but can’t HEAR much of what they saw to each other. When I have the volume up, the rest of the show is too loud.
The overall sound quality needs work!
You must be crazy to not renew such a show as this one! There is so much depth and amazement in every episode, one couldn’t just stop it where they left off! There is too many open doors and unanswered questions! We personally hope to see an infinate number of seasons to come and everyone as a collective should push for such an outcome!
I really hope Elementary is not cancelled any time soon. My husband and I enjoy the show and we look forward to seeing Season 4.
Elementary is a wonderful show.C.B.S. needs to get rid of C.S.I. Cyber, Two broke Girls and a few more of those so called comedies !
I would like to see Elementary renewed and stay on the air. I love the stories, the mystery & the characters. Everything is very well done. I wouldn’t mind seeing him spruce up his home a little. I know it’s that way because it just adds to his Sherlocks character. I’m tired of seeing some of my favorite shows disappear and stupid sitcoms like Two Broke Girls continue to be renewed – just my opinion. I like shows that make you think & that are entertaining. I was very sad when they did away with Animal Practice. I think that… Read more »
You r so right.Love Elementary. Get rid of Csi:Cyber.j
My husband and I absolutely love the show “Elementary”. Please do not cancel this show. Never get rid of this show. It’s smart, engaging and entertaining. We can’t wait for the announcement on the upcoming season.
NEVER GET RID OF THIS SHOW!!!!