Elementary Renewed for Season 7 at CBS

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Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson have many more cases left to solve at CBS. 

The procedural drama has landed a renewal for Season 7 just two weeks after its Season 6 debut. 

Elementary Season 6 is averaging 4.7 million viewers and 0.6 rating among adults 18-49, right in line with Elementary Season 5's results. 

Helping Her Partner - Elementary Season 6 Episode 1

It ranks 26th out of 27 scripted series on CBS, but like we've been saying a lot over the past couple of days, the network owning a show nowadays is key to keeping it around long-term. 

This time last year, while most were expecting the drama series to not make the cut for Season 6, it was obvious there were a lot of metrics that could save it. 

Related: Scorpion Canceled at CBS!

CBS pockets at least $3 million per episode of the series made with a lucrative syndication deal that covers video-on-demand and reruns on TV. 

That's before the international sales are factored in, so there's no question about whether the show makes money for the network. 

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With domestic ratings for most shows on the downside, the networks are looking to own more shows as opposed to bringing them in from outside companies. 

A similar case this season has been The CW's Dynasty. It was a domestic failure for the network, but CBS Television Studios were making a profit on it before it even hit the air. 

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It has a deal with Netflix that makes CBS a lot of money, so moving the show to the lower viewed Friday nights is said to have kept the show on the air alongside the deal. 

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CBS canceled Scorpion just yesterday, but the show had no syndication or streaming deal, so it doesn't make the network much in the way of money with diminished ratings. 

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