While CBS may have some of the biggest comedy series in primetime like The Big Bang Theory and Mom, the network has its challenges when it comes to establishing new ones.
CBS introduced four new sitcoms this season and their fates have already been decided. Young Sheldon has been renewed for a second season while Living Biblically, 9JKL, and Me, Myself and I have been cancelled.
As you might expect, their fates had a lot to do with the ratings. Young Sheldon airs after The Big Bang Theory and has done very well for the network. The other three have not been so fortunate.
Me, Myself & I was pulled back in October 2017 after six episodes had aired. It was averaging a 1.0 in the demo with 4.96 million viewers but the ratings were dropping lower each week. It’s unclear how many installments were completed but hopefully, CBS will release them at some point.
Living Biblically launched in February of this year and ran for eight installments before being yanked from the schedule. It was averaging a 0.70 in the demo with 4.21 million> The series was one of the network’s lowest-rated series. For the sake of its fans, let’s hope that the network will burn off the leftover episodes this summer.
9JKL was the luckiest of this cancelled trio in that CBS ordered three additional episodes and then let all 16 of them air. The show averaged a 0.96 rating in the 18-49 demo with 5.29 million viewers.
While the ratings for these three cancelled comedies weren’t strong enough to get them renewed, that doesn’t mean that they didn’t have millions of fans.
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