UPDATE: Fox has renewed Moment of Truth, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Don't Forget the Lyrics, Moment of Truth and 'Til Death for Fall 2008. Fox has cancelled Back to You, Canterbury's Law and New Amsterdam.
Moving on to Fox, which has quite a few shows with unannounced futures including
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, New Amsterdam, Canterbury's Law, Back to You, Don't Forget the Lyrics, Moment of Truth, Return of Jezebel James, 'Til Death, Kitchen Nightmares and Unhitched.
Since the lack of Fox announcements has so many shows "on the bubble" I'm going to do a more wholesale analysis than I did with the 3 CBS shows earlier.
Selected Fox Shows Ranked by Season to Date Adults 18-49, and Season to Date Viewers
|STD Adults 18-49 Rank||Show||STD Adults 18-49, Live+SD (000)||STD Viewers, Live+SD (000)||STD Viewers Rank|
|4||MOMENT OF TRUTH||9,317||16,484||4|
|6||TERMINATOR:SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (renewed)||5,802||10,690||8|
|16||DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS||3,763||8,160||13|
|19||SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER||3,495||9,145||9|
|23||BACK TO YOU||2,977||6,494||20|
|25||AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK||2,788||6,240||23|
|34||NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND||1,562||2,879||35|
|35||RETURN OF JEZEBEL JAMES (cancelled)||1,383||3,182||34|
Guaranteed Return [UPDATE: Both these shows are RENEWED for Fall 2008.]
- Moment of Truth has been Fox's bona fide hit this season. Lots more lie detector tests are on the way.
- Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles wasn't a home run, but it was a solid double as Fox's 6th best show for 18-49s.
These shows are in the top half of Fox's line up in either adults 18-49 or viewers, and seem likely to be back.
- Prison Break [UPDATE: Renewed]
- Bones [UPDATE: Renewed]
- Kitchen Nightmares [UPDATE: Renewed]
- Don't Forget The Lyrics [UPDATE: Renewed]
- Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? [UPDATE: Renewed]
These two half hour comedies are right on the borderline. They didn't perform very well, but they're likely cheap to make which could save them.
Back to You- 5/9 UPDATE: Fox has cancelled Back to You
Til Death- 5/9 UPDATE: Fox has renewed 'Til Death
Not Enough Data
- Unhitched initial episodes indicate Back to You and 'Til Death level ratings. If that keeps up, it might survive. [UPDATE: Cancelled]
New Amsterdamposted some good early numbers due to Idol, but how far will it continue to fall? 5/12 Update: New Amsterdam has been cancelled by Fox.
Stick a Fork In Them
- Canterbury's Law has a short track record, but it's a very bad one. [UPDATE: Cancelled]
Return of Jezebel Jameslevel ratings got Nashville yanked in a hurry last fall. [UPDATE: Cancelled]
3/24 Update: Jezebel James has been removed from the Fox schedule.
Fans, what do you think will happen?
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.