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?