NBC: 'Bent' Already Certain To Be Canceled

Categories: 2-Featured,Cancel/Renew Index,Cancel/Renew NBC Shows

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March 27th, 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- March 25, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Prime Suspect* canceled 0.47
Bent :oops: 0.53
The Firm* canceled 0.61
Harry's Law :oops: 0.62
Free Agents * canceled 0.66
The Playboy Club * canceled 0.67
Chuck (F)* final season complete 0.69
Are You There, Chelsea? :cry: :cry: 0.90
Grimm (F) renewed 0.92
Whitney :| :| :| 0.94
Awake :cry: :cry: 0.95
30 Rock :) :) :) :) 0.95
Parenthood* :) :) :) :) 1.00
Up All Night :) :) :) :) 1.02
Parks & Recreation :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.05
Law & Order: SVU :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.06
Community :) :) :) :) 1.16
The Office :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.56
Smash renewed 1.57

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Anyone with their head out of the sand knows that the premiere ratings for NBC's rookie sitcom Bent doom it to certain cancellation. I had to get it into a headline quickly because I think it's reasonably likely that the cancellation bear swallows it in one gulp and NBC yanks it off the schedule suddenly.

The observant may note that I've moved Awake from "toss up" to "likely to be canceled". It didn't make the headline this week because Bent's life is likely to be so short. There will be time for that next week. I hope.

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.

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.

 
  • JoeTV

    PLZ! Do NOT cancel BENT. Cancel Whitney and Chelsea, right? This show WILL pick up steam.

  • nobima

    DO NOT CANCELL BENT!!!! It needs a better time slott

  • Natgi

    please please please i beg you please don’t cancel bent! make it show ! better time slot there are too many good shows promote it more! do something!

  • keial

    please dont cancel bent it just needs a better time slot like on a Tuesday

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