It’s official. CBS has cancelled the Wisdom of the Crowd TV show after one short season of 13 episodes. The writing has been on the wall for this high-tech TV series, since at least November of 2017, when the network declined to order a full season, after news broke of sexual misconduct allegations against star Jeremy Piven.
A CBS cutting edge drama, Wisdom of the Crowd also stars Richard T. Jones, Natalia Tena, Monica Potter, Blake Lee, Abigail F. Cowen, and Jake Matthews. After his daughter Mia (Cowen) is killed, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Piven) sets out to design Sophe, an online platform for real-time, crowdsourced crime solving. In his fixation to find his child’s killer, Tanner is motivated by the idea that a million minds are better than one. He recruits a crack team and pins all his hopes on harnessing the “wisdom of the crowd,” in order to solve Mia’s murder and as many others as possible.
Wisdom of the Crowd: A Look at the Ratings
The first season of Wisdom of the Crowd averaged a 0.91 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.97 million viewers. Its demo numbers were low for a new CBS drama, so the cancellation makes sense. Find out how Wisdom of the Crowd stacks up against the other CBS TV shows.
Wisdom of the Crowd
Amid a CBS investigation into sexual assault around star Jeremy Piven, the network opted to let the rookie drama about a tech innovator who creates a crowd-sourcing hub to help fight crime end after its initial 13-episode order. The series never performed for CBS and ranked as its least-watched show on Sundays. (Wisdom was also a co-production with Universal Television, so the network only had a sliver of ownership on it.)
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of the Wisdom of the Crowd TV series? If it were up to you, would CBS have cancelled or renewed it for season two?