CBS Boss: Magnum P.I. Cancellation Was ‘One of many More durable Selections’


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CBS Boss: Magnum P.I. Cancellation Was ‘One of many More durable Selections’

Saying a tragic aloha to Magnum P.I. was one of many harder selections CBS needed to make this renew/cancel time of yr, says community chief Kelly Kahl.

The reboot this season averaged 7.3 million whole viewers and a 0.7 demo ranking (with Reside+7 playback), down only a tick from its Season 3 tallies (7.5 mil/0.8). Out of the 14 dramas that CBS has aired this TV season, it ranks No. 9 in each measures — although each CSI: Vegas (6.8 mil/0.8) and S.W.A.T. (6.5 mil/0.8), which drew smaller audiences, earned renewals.

Our sister web site Deadline reported {that a} mutually agreeable new licensing deal couldn’t be reached with lead Magnum P.I. producer Common TV, as waning linear scores drive down what a community is keen to pay.

Talking with TVLine, CBS Leisure president Kelly Kahl stated, “You’ve some powerful selections to make and you’ve got numerous components — and I’m not going to rule [the licensing fee] out as one among them. It was an incredible workforce to work with, and one of many harder selections we needed to make.”

To this point, there have been no significant rumblings that Magnum is being shopped round for a doable Season 5 “save,” although TVLine is retaining its ears open.

Of some word: With Magnum‘s cancellation (and Hawaii 5-0 lengthy gone), CBS for the primary time in 4 years finds itself heading into the autumn with just one Aloha State-based drama — NCIS: Hawai’i. As such, is the community maybe angling to arrange a future collection there? (Hmm, can Kauai go for East New York…?)

“We’ll by no means rule out capturing there,” Kahl stated, “as a result of it’s clearly lovely and so they have been a great residence to us and our exhibits for a very long time.”

Need scoop on what Magnum Season 5 might need been? E mail InsideLine@tvline.com and your query could also be answered by way of Matt’s Inside Line.


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