Airing out of veteran "60 Minutes", the series is averaging a modest 7.4 million viewers with a 1.0 rating in coveted adults 18-49. Those numbers aren't great, particularly the one among the age-range beloved most by advertisers.
Piven stars in the series as a tech guru who creates a crowd-sourcing app to help solve crimes, including his daughter's killing. It's unlikely he'll ever find the killer now. CBS will continue to air the original 13 episodes of "Wisdom of the Crowd" it ordered for this season, but will not make any more. The remainder of Wisdom of the Crowd's 13 episodes will finish out in the show's current timeslot.
Since the show went on air, Piven (Mr Selfridge) has been accused of sexual harassment, with CBS investigating the claims. Piven denies the allegations, calling them "absolutely false and completely fabricated".
Days later, advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby told People that Piven sexually assaulted her while the two were awaiting a publicist in his hotel room in NY in 2003, according to the November 9 report.
Piven confirmed the show was being canceled via his Twitter account Monday afternoon.
"I would never force myself on a woman", Piven wrote in an earlier tweet.
Last week, actress Anastasia Taneie, told BuzzFeed that Piven forcibly pushed her up against a wall and groped her when she was a 23-year-old extra on "Entourage" in 2009.
Piven did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. "I can not speak as to why a person would create a story like this".