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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2011-12 season in May, 2012. (includes results through October 23, 2011):
|Program||Status||Renew/ Cancel Index|
|A Gifted Man (F)||0.37|
|Blue Bloods (F)||0.55|
|The Good Wife||0.63|
|How To Be A Gentleman||canceled||0.78|
|Person Of Interest||0.83|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||1.03|
|Rules of Engagement||1.07|
|Mike & Molly||1.26|
|How I Met Your Mother||renewed||1.35|
|Big Bang Theory||renewed||1.45|
|2 Broke Girls||1.49|
|Two And A Half Men||2.12|
A few weeks ago I asked our readers whether they thought CBS would yank off the schedule before the November sweeps period begins (10/27 this season). By a very slight margin our readers thought CBS would. With just a couple days left, but effectively past the PR announcement date for such a change, it looks like our readers were wrong and AGM will survive through November. Perhaps after yanking its lowest performing drama 3 of the past 4 seasons, CBS has in fact turned over a new leaf and will let its biggest drama ratings loser ride through the November sweeps. Although, only the truly crazy would imagine that it's going to last more than the 13 episodes already ordered, and there is no chance it gets renewed for a second season.
A "no surprise" update: They're both still a "toss up" for next season. and given full season orders for this season.
Lots of below average rated dramas for CBS this season, next week's post headline "Traffic Jam At The Syndication Warehouse"
- - certain to be cancelled by May, 2012
- - more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2012
- - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2012
- - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2012
- - certain to be renewed by May, 2012
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? Check out how the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from the 2010-11 broadcast television season.