NBC: 'Are You There, Chelsea?' Likely To Be Canceled, But, So Far, Not 'Whitney'

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February 28th, 2012

Click this link for the latest NBC 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- February 26, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Prime Suspect* canceled 0.47
The Firm* canceled 0.61
Free Agents * canceled 0.66
The Playboy Club * canceled 0.67
Harry's Law :oops: 0.67
Chuck (F)* final season complete 0.69
Community * :) :) :) :) ** 0.87
Grimm (F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.90
30 Rock :) :) :) :) 0.94
Are You There, Chelsea? :cry: :cry: 0.94
Whitney :| :| :| 0.95
Parenthood :) :) :) :) 0.98
Parks & Recreation :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.03
Up All Night :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.03
Law & Order: SVU :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.07
The Office :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.57
Smash :) :) :) :) 1.74

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With the cancellation bear on the heels of the ever growing pack of NBC ratings losers, Are You There, Chelsea? is the NBC show next closest to its jaws and is now "more likely to be canceled than renewed". That may cheer the anti-fans and critics who hated the show (metacritic 36).

The critics were so so on Whitney (metacritic 49), however it is least several steps ahead of Chelsea ahead of the Cancellation Bear and is still a "toss up" for cancellation or renewal.

If last night was any indication, Smash ratings seem to have leveled off, but they'd have had to fall a lot further on the ratings train of woe that is NBC for the show to be in danger of cancellation.

The Renew / Cancel Index above includes results beginning January 2, 2012. How did NBC'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.

** shows that have not yet aired new episodes in 2012 have their Fall 2011 predictions listed instead.

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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