The ratings for the first season of Elementary weren’t all that impressive but CBS renewed it for a second season anyway. Will the numbers improve in season two, stay the same, or fall so the show ends up cancelled? We shall see.
A contemporary update on the Sherlock Holmes stories, Elementary follows the eccentric detective (Jonny Lee Miller) and Doctor Watson (Lucy Liu) as they help solve crimes in New York. Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill round out the cast.
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.
Final season averages: 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.79 million total viewers.
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For comparisons: The first season of Elementary averaged a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.65 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 series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a third season?