Thanks to it being part of the CSI franchise, the international ratings for CSI: Cyber are doing well. It could save the series for another year, but CBS is disappointed that the U.S. ratings are not as high as it would like.
The good news for Cyber fans is that the international views boost means CBS is still making money. However, it is not the first time a show has done well internationally but still faced cancellation. CBS wants to see the show do well in its own country, understandably. If its own network is not bringing in the views, then what is the point in keeping the show on the air? Its advertisers could go elsewhere, or it could make more money with a new show.
— JohnLaurence Domingo (@jlaurence) April 21, 2016
Deadline stated recently that it looks like CSI: Cyber will get a Season 3, but it will be a limited one. It is possible that the show will be renewed just to close up some storylines and give the fans the closure they deserve. This is something that most fans of all TV shows want. It is worth looking at Angel’s cancellation in Season 5 and Witches of East End‘s Season 2 cancellation to see that fans just want to know what happens.
Franchise creator Jerry Bruckheimer says that talks for Season 3 happened earlier this month. Then he and fans would know whether the show is going to get another year. He has stories to pitch, so it is possible that he will talk the network into a shorter season. CSI: Cyber finished Season 2 back in March, so it is a worrying time for fans in case they do not get the wrap on the show.
So far, there has been no confirmation either way. It suggests that CBS is at least considering the possibility. It could be a mid-season show, giving people something to watch while most of the main shows take their winter breaks. It would not be the first time a lower rating show has been used in that way. The 100 has started during the winter breaks for CW’s main shows, and is seeing some benefit from that happening.
— Buffy R (@CSI_Cyberfan) April 27, 2016
CSI: Cyber is not the only show fans are waiting to hear about cancellation or renewals from CBS. Criminal Minds and its spinoff, Beyond Borders, are both awaiting the news of whether they will be renewed or not. These shows seem to be waiting for talks between CBS and ABC before confirmation, as The Inquisitr previously reported.
Fans have taken to Twitter to express their annoyance at the possibility of Cyber being cancelled. One fan says that it does not understand how 2 Broke Girls is being renewed, considering ratings drops over the years.
How is CSI Cyber in jeopardy of being cancelled but not 2 Broke Girls? That show is shit.
— Antonia✨ (@GracieLaceyy) April 14, 2016
#CBS has renewed all veteran shows except CSI:Cyber which is doomed to be cancelled and Criminal Minds, where talks ongoing for final season
— Michael O’Donnell (@Michaeloptv) March 27, 2016
While some fans say that the show is doomed for cancellation, especially by not knowing yet, they have said that they would have liked Bruckheimer to know this. It would have meant the final season could have been created with the cancellation in mind. Instead, it has had to presume there is a chance that it will be renewed for another year, and wrapping up all storylines would have been dangerous with that in mind.
I really hope @CSICyber doesn’t get cancelled. I love that show!…I might be the only one watching it though.
— LODE (@LOCLODE) March 25, 2016
I didn’t love CSI Cyber, never found footing, but I do like when shows know they’re cancelled and can end well.
— Dr (almost) Devil (@khkshimabukuro) March 27, 2016
Cyber is the only show from the franchise still going. With Miami and then New York being cancelled, the original CSI was cancelled after 15 years. It has now been 16 years since it first aired, and some people view that it is time for the franchise to fully come to an end. Only time will tell whether CSI: Cyber is going to be cancelled or not.
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