Medium Fails to Predict Own Demise
CBS has announced that they are cutting Medium down from 22 episodes to just 13. This is almost certainly the end of the line for the resident soothsayer. While I never had any interest in this show, I know it had a loyal following and a lot of people are going to be disappointed.
Medium has suffered a big decline in the ratings, losing more than 2 million viewers this year. Last Friday, Medium had 6.5 million viewers, with a 1.5/5 in adults 18-49, which puts it at the bottom of CBS’s barrel when it comes to its scripted shows.
While poor ratings are not a new story for many of the shows on television these days, CBS can afford to be more demanding with its shows. The network just picked up all five of its freshman series, including Hawaii Five-O, and it has three midseason replacements waiting in the wings.