CBS Renew/Cancel Week 7: A Veteran in Danger?

CBS looks fairly steady as we head into holiday programming, but which veteran could be in store for a surprise cancellation?   

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Certain to be Cancelled
Likely to be Cancelled
Toss-Up for Renewal
Likely to be Renewed
Certain to be Renewed
Happy Together

Blue Bloods
Murphy Brown
Criminal Minds


Magnum P.I.

God Friended Me

Hawaii Five-0

Madam Secretary
Los Angeles

New Orleans

The Neighborhood

Young Sheldon

With all fall programming in place, things look oddly familiar this week for CBS. No shows moved in this weeks update, and thats because nothing really changed.

On Monday, The Neighborhood was down but still strong, leading into a series low for certain cancellation Happy Together. Middling Magnum P.I. continues to hover in the 0.8 range for the fifth straight week. Its nice to see it stabilize, but there has to be something a bit more, right? If we see another hold this week, Magnum P.I. is headed toward more favorable territory. Bull also did a 0.8 once again this week, building off of Magnum P.I. ever so slightly in a tougher hour. And those L+7 numbers are looking fairly strong compared to the rest of the CBS Monday lineup.

CBS favorite SEAL Team had its best result of the season thus far (0.9) and continues to look good enough to get another season. Criminal Minds also inched up out of ugly territory to an 0.8, but it looks so much weaker than the Bull result on Monday. One interesting tidbit (thanks to Reese over at Spotted Ratings), in L+7 numbers, Criminal Minds ranks third for CBS dramas, behind certain to be renewed Tuesday duo NCIS and FBI.

Young Sheldon continues to impress after a depressing premiere result. It ticked up this week to a 1.8, down only 8% compared to the same season episode last year. Mom eased a bit, but remains a confident renewal for a seventh season. I am guessing it will remain the 9 o'clock anchor next season, as Young Sheldon moves to 8. Murphy Brown and SWAT underwhelmed once again this week, with the former down to a series low.

Friday felt like more of the same too: 0.7 or 0.8's for all three series, and the typical football inflated numbers for the Sunday lineup.

With so many shows so close together, where does CBS go from here? Are we about to see a surprise cancellation come May 2019? Two shows I want to keep an eye on even though they assume safe right now: Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five-0. Each series keeps chugging along on Friday nights, and are still the most watched series on broadcast each week. With both series now in their ninth season, a cancellation could be on notice for either one of them. Neither should be cancelled, but if theres a surprise out there, it could happen...

What are your thoughts this week? Is there a surprise cancellation on the horizon? Sound off in the comments section below. 

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