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Fox "On The Bubble": No More!

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March 30th, 2008

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.

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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
10 NEW AMSTERDAM 4,615 11,161 5
11 PRISON BREAK 4,592 8,156 14
14 BONES 4,241 8,867 11
15 Kitchen Nightmares 3,817 6,245 22
16 DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS 3,763 8,160 13
19 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER 3,495 9,145 9
20 UNHITCHED 3,283 5,179 29
22 TIL DEATH 3,072 6,232 24
23 BACK TO YOU 2,977 6,494 20
24 COPS 2 2,970 6,475 21
25 AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK 2,788 6,240 23
26 K-VILLE (cancelled) 2,681 5,886 27
27 COPS 2,582 5,757 28
29 CANTERBURY'S LAW 2,242 7,716 16
34 NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND 1,562 2,879 35
35 RETURN OF JEZEBEL JAMES (cancelled) 1,383 3,182 34
36 Nashville (cancelled) 1,249 2,482 36

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.

Likely Return

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]

Toss Up

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.

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 Amsterdam posted 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 James level 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?

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Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Lou

    Canterbury’s Law is a great show whats wrong with you viewers. Every show has been better then the last and it even picked up a million new viewers this past Friday. Do you network wigs every let a show develope a following>

  • Lou

    Canterbury’s Law is a great show whats wrong with you viewers. Every show has been better then the last and it even picked up a million new viewers this past Friday. Do you network wigs every let a show develope a following>

  • http://www.advancedtautactica.com ShasO Fish

    Here Here! Will gladly return for another season of TSCC, and will take back [most of] the things I said about FOX if they bring back Firefly as well. After all, the show became a cult hit on 11 episodes and numerous network-side flaws. Imagine what would have happened if it had been given a true chance.

    Also, bring New Amsterdam back. That show has kept me well occupied and happy for the past few weeks.

  • http://www.advancedtautactica.com ShasO Fish

    Here Here! Will gladly return for another season of TSCC, and will take back [most of] the things I said about FOX if they bring back Firefly as well. After all, the show became a cult hit on 11 episodes and numerous network-side flaws. Imagine what would have happened if it had been given a true chance.

    Also, bring New Amsterdam back. That show has kept me well occupied and happy for the past few weeks.

  • imiles

    New Amsterdam is a great show, any shortfalls in ratings is merely the result of poor marketing by the execs.
    Bring New Amsterdam, do your job, push the show and it will stick.

  • imiles

    New Amsterdam is a great show, any shortfalls in ratings is merely the result of poor marketing by the execs.
    Bring New Amsterdam, do your job, push the show and it will stick.

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