What was the highest-rating show of the 2011-2012 season? I’ll give you a clue: It’s not American Idol. The full series rankings for the year have been released, and for those upset about their favorite shows being cancelled, there’s some fascinating reading to be found.
CBS has renewed 16 primetime series, which join The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother, already signed to multi-year deals. The futures of seven shows, including Two and a Half Men, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY remain undecided.
While other networks cancel shows or make decisions about which series should get new episodes, CBS has a very different experience right now: It’s just given full season orders to all of its new 2010 shows.