CBS Dominates Sunday, and Will ‘CSI: Miami’ Return?

by on April 9, 2012

in Entertainment

I was looking over the ratings charts for last night, Sunday, April 8th 2012, and noticed that CBS pretty much dominated the night with early, estimated TV ratings numbers, starting with the 2012 Masters Tournament, and right on through 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Good Wife and CSI: Miami.

David Caruso in 'CSI Miami'

Then I noticed an interesting footnote to the night about CSI: Miami.

It was noted that this last episode of CSI: Miami is in limbo as to whether last night’s episode was the season finale or series finale for CSI: Miami.

Huh?

According to sources indicating interesting rumors, it seems that CBS is willing to bring CSI: Miami back for another season if David Caruso is willing to take a cut in pay.

Gulp!

I’ve talked about this conundrum before and basically it boils down to when a network is no longer making a profit on a TV series, bad things (for the fans) happen.

Jonathan Togo in 'CSI Miami'

In almost every case, each subsequent season of a TV series, cast and crew get their pay raises. If the show is popular enough in the ratings, that means TV viewing folks are seeing the ads and actually responding to the TV ads, making the money bags for the network happy. Those money bags being the various advertisers.

Advertisers drop anywhere from $9 to $11 BILLION dollars in advertising funds each season just on the basic networks alone, so they’re looking for bang for their buck.

But as cast and crew get more money, they slowly work their way out the back door and a cancelled series.

On one hand, actors price themselves right out the door. And some wonder why they don’t think of the fans? And some wonder with the huge bucks some make that are in the high 6-digit figures PER EPISODE, why can’t they get less greedy in subsequent seasons.

If you think about it, some cast make enough money per episode, after taxes, to buy a house with cash that you or I might or might not be able to even qualify for a loan for.

BUT…

On the other hand, as with any person making a living within a career, it’s their right to ask and expect pay raises each year from the job they do. Right? I know I like that particular cycle in my day job!

So it’s an interesting conundrum… one of which I see the show and fans losing all the time. But so be it.

With that said, now we wait and see what’s up and if CSI: Miami comes back or not!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Chrissy January 28, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Hi…. Please bring back Csi:Miami!!! You guys did not give us a satisfying season finale. Am a big Eric and Calleigh Fan and right now am so lost where it relates to there relationship status!! U guys owe us a better ending than what we got…
U disappoint me CBS
That’s all I have to say…

Scorpio June 8, 2015 at 11:55 am

To whom,
I do watch tv occasionally but when I do it’s on CSI Miami…. It’s a great show and also taking a trip to Miami for a month. I believe the show is great to watch and stopped showing those realities and who cares about what people are doing. Bring back the show to make fans happy!

Mike csi FAN October 1, 2014 at 10:53 am

I have an idea. Since, what WE the ppl want DOES NOT matter to cbs,
How would cbs feel if EVERY, & i mean EVERY, C.S.I. viewer joined together
& BOYCOTT cbs, the oh so big network exec’s would be BEGGING for their rear ends to NOT end up on the chopping block! Look at it this way, there are WELL OVER 150 channels! Take 1 week, … i would almost bet, if WE joined together ALL as ONE, … WE could probably do it with just BOYOTTING cbs 1 day! But, wouldn’t it be WORTH a shot? ???

Connie Franklin April 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Please bring back CSI Miami Back is my favorite show.It’s alot better than the other shows.

Bruce Simmons May 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

JOIE… I’m so sorry… it was just announced this morning that CSI: Miami was canceled. CBS opted for the less expensive CSI spinoff, CSI:NY.

Joie May 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

Please Bring Csi miami back. I love this show.

Paul forcey April 10, 2012 at 8:03 am

I imagine that the agents and managers get involved and they only see the % commission they get right now.

Actors think of it as a career not a job so they don’t want to take a pay cut on this job as it may result in them getting offered less on the next job.

My heart breaks for anyone who has to take a pay cut from $2ook an episode to $150k. I would not like a 25% paycut..

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