Bubble Watch: Is 'Body of Proof' More Bad News for 'V' Fans?

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April 3rd, 2011

When it comes to bubble status, like the Renew/Cancel Index we're focusing on the likelihood that a show will be renewed for next season (2011-12).  Certain shows are toss-ups where based on the ratings, the renewal decisions could go either way and not be surprising.

With Chuck having the week off, it's still on the bubble and will be next week too.  I know some think it should already be "likely to be canceled" and there is a case to make for that. If you're one of those people, it's possible you'll have your  "it took you long enough!" moment in a couple of weeks (Chuck is a repeat tomorrow).  The chronic haters who regularly chime in that Chuck is "certain to be canceled" aren't looking at the ratings, but that won't stop them from getting their "toldja!" in should Chuck get canceled.

There was a new Harry's Law this week and its ratings weren't great or even good, but for now it continues to teeter ever so slightly to more likely to be renewed than canceled.

ABC's Body Of Proof debuted with a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating.  Based on only that one data point, it's definitely more likely to be renewed than canceled. But in this case one data point is too soon. I've got it on the bubble for now pending more data. Some V fans have buttressed their arguments for V's renewal on how poorly ABC's new dramas have performed. Should Body Of Proof hold up reasonably well, V's prospects for renewal probably won't be any worse, but that won't stop some V fans for rooting for Body Of Proof to fail.

Meanwhile I'll brace for the inevitable "You were wrong about Fringe, you're wrong about V, too!" comments.

Chaos premiered to a "look away" 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. It's only one data point, but it's a data point that was so bad it doesn't get on the bubble. It's probably not too soon to declare it certain to be canceled, but for now, it's designated as "likely to be canceled."

Note: only scripted shows that have aired at least one episode are in the table below.

Show Network Status
My Generation ABC Already Canceled
The Whole Truth ABC Already Canceled
Medium CBS Already Canceled
Life Unexpected CW Already Canceled
Lone Star Fox Already Canceled
Running Wilde Fox Already Canceled
The Good Guys Fox Already Canceled
Chase NBC Already Canceled
Outlaw NBC Already Canceled
Perfect Couples NBC Effectively Already Canceled
The Cape NBC Effectively Already Canceled
Undercovers NBC Already Canceled
Detroit 1-8-7 ABC Certain To Be Canceled
No Ordinary Family ABC Certain To Be Canceled
Off The Map ABC Certain To Be Canceled
The Defenders CBS Certain To Be Canceled
Traffic Light Fox Certain To Be Canceled
The Event NBC Certain To Be Canceled
Better With You ABC Likely To Be Canceled
Brothers & Sisters ABC Likely To Be Canceled
V ABC Likely To Be Canceled
$#*! My Dad Says CBS Likely To Be Canceled
Chaos CBS Likely To Be Canceled
Mad Love CBS Likely To Be Canceled
Human Target Fox Likely To Be Canceled
The Chicago Code Fox Likely To Be Canceled
Outsourced NBC Likely To Be Canceled
Body Of Proof ABC On The Bubble
Mr. Sunshine ABC On The Bubble
Blue Bloods CBS On The Bubble
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior CBS On The Bubble
CSI: Miami CBS On The Bubble
CSI: NY CBS On The Bubble
The Good Wife CBS On The Bubble
Hellcats CW On The Bubble
Bob's Burgers Fox On The Bubble
Lie To Me Fox On The Bubble
Chuck NBC On The Bubble
Law & Order: Los Angeles NBC On The Bubble
Hawaii Five-0 CBS Likely To Be Renewed
Rules of Engagement CBS Likely To Be Renewed
90210' CW Likely To Be Renewed
Gossip Girl CW Likely To Be Renewed
Nikita CW Likely To Be Renewed
One Tree Hill CW Likely To Be Renewed
Harry's Law NBC Likely To Be Renewed
Parenthood NBC Likely To Be Renewed
Desperate Housewives ABC Certain To Be Renewed
Criminal Minds CBS Certain To Be Renewed
CSI CBS Certain To Be Renewed
Mike & Molly CBS Certain To Be Renewed
NCIS: Los Angeles CBS Certain To Be Renewed
The Mentalist CBS Certain To Be Renewed
Supernatural CW Certain To Be Renewed
Vampire Diaries CW Certain To Be Renewed
Bones Fox Certain To Be Renewed
House Fox Certain To Be Renewed
Law & Order: SVU NBC Certain To Be Renewed
Castle ABC Already Renewed
Cougar Town ABC Already Renewed
Grey's Anatomy ABC Already Renewed
Modern Family ABC Already Renewed
Private Practice ABC Already Renewed
The Middle ABC Already Renewed
How I Met Your Mother CBS Already Renewed
NCIS CBS Already Renewed
The Big Bang Theory CBS Already Renewed
American Dad Fox Already Renewed
Family Guy Fox Already Renewed
Fringe Fox Already Renewed
Glee Fox Already Renewed
Raising Hope Fox Already Renewed
The Cleveland Show Fox Already Renewed
The Simpsons Fox Already Renewed
30 Rock NBC Already Renewed
Community NBC Already Renewed
Parks & Recreation NBC Already Renewed
The Office NBC Already Renewed
Two and a Half Men CBS Already Renewed, But...
Smallville CW Final Season

 

 
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