CBS Cheat Sheet: Which Shows Will Be Canceled?

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CBS will be making renewal and cancellation decisions for its shows in the coming months. 

With many shows on the bench, it's hard to imagine everything making the cut for renewal, meaning the more marginal performers could be in danger. 

Below, we've rounded up every scripted show on CBS, as well as their chances for continuing into the 2020-21 TV season. 

Sage Wisdom - NCIS Season 17 Episode 14

NCIS - Certain Renewal

NCIS remains a solid option for CBS, with it currently averaging 11.6 million viewers and a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. 

With a week of DVR factored in, the Mark Harmon-fronted series is leaping to 15.1 million viewers.

The series is still a strong performer internationally, and helps keep CBS on the map with the 25-54 crowd. 

It should be around for the years to come -- unless producers decide to end it. 

Sheldon's First Comic Book - Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon - Renewed

Young Sheldon Season 3 is down almost 40 percent in the demo without The Big Bang Theory lead-in. 

The show is currently averaging 8.6 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in the demo. The total viewer tally swells to 11.1 million viewers with a week of viewing factored in. 

CBS gave a multi-season renewal to the series last year, meaning that a fourth season is definitely happening. 

Even though the series is down, it is still a great performer for the Eye network and will be around for several years. 

neighborhood 1

The Neighborhood - Certain Renewal

The Neighborhood is down over 20% year-to-year to 6.2 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating.

Given the drops on the broadcast networks all-round, this is not a bad result.

Given that the Neighborhood self-starts in the Monday 8/7c timeslot, the network will want to keep it around next season. 

Look for a renewal to come sooner rather than later. 

Shining a Light - FBI Season 1 Episode 6

FBI - Certain Renewal

FBI has become a franchise this season with the addition of FBI: Most Wanted. In Season 2, FBI is averaging 9.1 million viewers and a 0.9 rating. 

It gets decent post-airdate boosts and holds up well out of NCIS. It is safe. 

There is even talk of a third series set in the franchise, so CBS likes what it is delivering. 

Bonnie Eating Breakfast - Mom Season 7 Episode 2

Mom - Renewed 

The loss of Big Bang Theory has sent Thursdays downwards for CBS, and Mom is off 35 percent in the demo year-to-year. 

It is currently averaging 6.2 million viewers and a 0.8 rating. Thankfully, the series has already been renewed. 

If ratings continue to erode next season, CBS might decide to end the series. Older shows tend to cost more, and the network will not want to shell out much more if the series is fading. 

Special Delivery - Criminal Minds Season 15 Episode 7

Criminal Minds - Ending

CBS is ending Criminal Minds after 15 seasons. The iconic series averaged 4.7 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in its final season. 

It is right on par with last season's average, meaning that it could go out with a punch in the ratings. 

Don't expect another spinoff. The network has now tried two spinoffs that have not worked out. 

Bob Hearts Abishola - CBS

Bob Hearts Abishola - Likely Renewal

Bob Hearts Abishola was not an out of the gate success. Averaging 6 million viewers and a 0.8 rating, the network probably expected a bit better. 

Chuck Lorre is like royalty at CBS for creating The Big Bang Theory, but this series is owned by Warner Bros. 

Networks have been known to save lower-rated series owned by them because they stand to make money when the shows hit syndication levels. 

Julian McMahon of FBI: Most Wanted Season 1 Episode 19

FBI: Most Wanted - Likely Renewal

FBI: Most Wanted has been stable since its debut in January. It is currently averaging 7.1 million viewers and a 0.8 rating. 

The boosts on the DVR front are decent, and it retains a good chunk of the demo from FBI. 

It should be safe unless it has a collapse in the ratings. CBS wants a new franchise, and it should get that with FBI. 

You've Got to be Kidding Me - God Friended Me Season 2 Episode 12

God Friended Me - CANCELED

God Friended Me is averaging 6.4 million viewers and a 0.7 rating on Sundays. It does get a minor boost in delayed viewing. 

For Sunday nights, the ratings are respectable and it's hard to imagine CBS wanting to fix what isn't broken. 

CBS has canceled the series. 

Breakthrough Scene - NCIS: New Orleans

NCIS: New Orleans - Certain Renewal 

The series lost its Tuesday perch to FBI: Most Wanted. 

6.3 million viewers and a 0.7 rating will be a good enough rating on Sundays. However, CBS values the NCIS franchise, so it could do much worse and still garner a renewal. 

CBS will not let one of the NCIS trifecta go without a pre-planned final season. 

Trying it Out - The Unicorn Season 1 Episode 2

The Unicorn - Could Go Either Way

The Unicorn is averaging 5.6 million viewers and a 0.7 rating. 

It is losing a lot of the lead-in from Young Sheldon, meaning that its future is in doubt. The numbers are not terrible, but they should be better. 

One That Got Away - Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 12

Hawaii Five-0 - Certain Renewal   Ending!

Hawaii Five-0 is currently averaging 7.1 million viewers and a 0.7 rating, down just a tenth year-to-year. 

That type of stability will be rewarded with another season. The series performs well for Fridays, and should be around for several more seasons. 

Time will tell whether the cast will stick around. 

Rough Day - NCIS: Los Angeles Season 11 Episode 12

NCIS: Los Angelles - Certain Renewal

NCIS: Los Angeles is down almost 20 percent year-to-year, but it is pulling in 6.4 million viewers and a 0.7 rating. 

Sunday nights are tough, but CBS will keep this series around for longer. 


SEAL Team - Certain Renewal 

This series has been relatively stable this season, averaging 4.8 million viewers and a 0.7 rating. 

CBS owns it, so it will definitely be renewed at these levels. 

Carol's Second Act CBS Series

Carol's Second Act - Could Go Either Way

This Patricia Heaton-led sitcom is averaging 5 million viewers and a 0.6 rating. Those are soft ratings, and the bump in delayed viewing is not substantial. 

It is currently the network's lowest-rated comedy series, but it has been steady. 

That's why it is on the bubble as opposed to likely to be canceled. 

The Gang Celebrates - Magnum P.I. Season 1 Episode 16

Magnum P.I. - Likely Renewal

Magnum P.I. has been holding up well on Fridays out of Hawaii Five-0. Averaging 6.6 million viewers and a 0.6 rating, it should be back. 

It's possible CBS will renew Magnum in May, but a decision could come later than usual due to the show airing well into June. 

(TALL) Talking About Student Loans - Blue Bloods Season 10 Episode 11

Blue Bloods - Certain Renewal

The series is down, but 7.5 million viewers and a 0.6 are not bad for Friday nights. 

The show remains a magnet in delayed viewing, and the only way it will wrap in the near future is if Tom Selleck wants out. 

Bull finale

Bull - Certain Renewal

Bull may be the most controversial series on the network, but it will be back for the years to come. 

CBS has already noted that the show is a great performer when other metrics are factored in. 

It is currently averaging 6.1 million viewers and a 0.6 rating. 

Lola Gets a Shock - All Rise Season 1 Episode 5

All Rise - Likely Renewal

All Rise is the lowest-rated of the network's freshman crop when DVR is factored in. In live ratings, Season 1 is averaging 5.4 million and a 0.6 rating. 

The series is not getting much traction in delayed viewing, and the thing working against it most is that it is not owned by CBS. 

CBS recently ordered a coronavirus-induced special episode that will find an entire episode being produced virtually. 

Should that rate well, the series might stand a good chance. 

Protecting a Warlord - S.W.A.T.

SWAT - Likely Renewal

SWAT is not performing as well as it once was, but it has proven to recoup some of the diminishing returns on the DVR front. 

It should be back for another season. 

Townsend - EVIL Season 1 Episode 13

EVIL - Renewed

Evil Season 1 averaged 3.6 million viewers and a 0.5 rating, but the series got some solid gains in delayed viewing. 

This helps to explain why it got an early renewal. 

The Oval Office - Madam Secretary Season 6 Episode 10

Madam Secretary - Ended

Madam Secretary concluded after six seasons in December. 

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