FOX: If 'Fringe' Is Losing Money For Fox, What Will Save It This Year?

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January 10th, 2012

Click this link for the latest FOX renewal / cancellation information:


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 from January 2-8, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
The Cleveland Show renewed 0.90
American Dad renewed 0.90
Terra Nova :| :| :| 0.90*
The Simpsons renewed 0.94
Family Guy renewed 1.27
Fringe (F) ?
Allen Gregory canceled
I Hate My Teenage Daughter ?
Raising Hope ?
Bones ?
House ?
Glee ?
New Girl ?

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At the recent Television Critic's meeting, Fox's Kevin Reilly admitted that Fringe was losing money for the network. If that's the case what could possibly save it from cancellation this year?

Another cheap license fee giveaway deal from Warner Brothers!

Presumably, it would have to be even cheaper than this season, if that's possible.

That's all the desperate fans have left to hope for. The ratings are terrible and their nonsense Save Our Show campaigns will have no effect on the result.

Also, in what might be news for people just returning from Mars, Reilly admitted that there would be no more Allen Gregory. A rare public admission of the obvious. And he was praised for his frankness!

Fox only aired four new scripted show episodes last week, and all from shows that had already been renewed, so not much interesting in its first Renew / Cancel Index of 2012.

? - Most of those show's fates are not really unknown, but for consistency I have not put any predictions up for shows that have not aired new episodes since 1/1/12, except those like Terra Nova who have ended their runs with no episodes to air in 2012.

The Renew / Cancel Index above includes results beginning January 2, 2012. How did FOX's shows stack up based on their Fall results? Click here.

*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.

Notes:

  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2012
  • :cry: :cry:- 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
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - 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 average rating by 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.

 
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