Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2010-11 season in May, 2011. (includes results through December 5, 2010):
|Program||Status||Renew/ Cancel Index|
|The Whole Truth||cancelled||0.42|
|No Ordinary Family||0.77|
|Better With You||0.78|
|Brothers & Sisters||0.89|
What do ABC's spring Wednesday scheduling announcements mean for ? Clearly, the maximum scheduling benefit (following ) is being given to Matthew Perry's , but the fact that is remaining in its timeslot through the entire season has to be viewed as at least mildly positive news for the show.
's ratings say it is still a toss up for renewal right now, but it could be pushed one way or the other by the relative success or failure of and .
The charade that The its been officially pulled from the ABC schedule.would ever air in its regular timeslot again has ended,
- - certain to be cancelled by May, 2011
- - more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2011
- - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2011
- - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2011
- - certain to be renewed by May, 2011
The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show's new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own network. It's calculated by dividing a show's new episode Live+Same Day adults 18-49 averageby the Live+Same Day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show's own network. The network's average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).
(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.
How would the Renew / Cancel Index Have Done Predicting Last Season's Scripted Show Fates? While the methods used have changed slightly from past seasons check out how the Renew / Cancel Index would have predicted renewals and cancellations from the 2009-10 broadcast television season.