CW: 'Ringer' Likely To Be Canceled; Returning Babes Now 0-2

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

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April 10th, 2012

Click this link for the latest CW 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- April 8, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Ringer :cry: :cry: 0.67
Nikita (F) :| :| :| 0.69
Gossip Girl :) :) :) :) 0.80
Hart Of Dixie :| :| :| 0.81
90210 :) :) :) :) 0.96
The Secret Circle :) :) :) :) 1.03
Supernatural (F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.05
One Tree Hill final season 1.07
Vampire Diaries :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.80

Two seasons ago I was cheered as Melrose Place brought back the lovely (and my age peer) Heather Locklear in an attempt to save the ratings challenged show. Sadly for fans, we know how that ended.

The return of Sarah Michelle Gellar (just a child compared to Heather and I) in Ringer was certainly hoped to draw some Buffy-like ratings magic. Sadly, that's going to end in the same result. Ringer is likely to be canceled at the end of this season

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


  • :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.

  • Hades


    right you are, didnt notice. However I predict a 0.6 when it does come back.

  • Alan

    Ringer fans, do you seriously think they are going to pick it up for a second season and cancel 90210 instead? I’m laughing really hard.

  • Billie Roll

    According to other sources I’ve read, ANTM is the only officially renewed show.
    The only official cancellations are OTH , and H8R
    The ones in trouble (On the bubble) are Heart of Dixie, and Nikita
    The ones with a strong chance of renewal are TVD, Supernatural, Ringer, Gossip Girl, 90210, and secret circle
    Out of those the ones more likely to be cancelled are the freshman shows, but Ringer is most likely of the two freshman shows to be renewed. The rating for secret circle were a huge disappointment compared to TVD
    So this is what I think will happen

    90210- RENEWED
    H8R- Cancelled
    The secret circle- either way…

  • WB

    I don’t think The CW is going to cancel HART OF DIXIE!

  • rune
  • poshreany

    @hades i wasn’t looking for any arguments (sorry to disappoint)i was stating why i think that ringer should be saved and other shows shouldn’t because if i didn’t people would ask why i think ringer should be renewed so i gave a fair reason along with shows i think should be cancelled and my reasons for that… and after what you said i agree with alot of it and makes alot of sense that maybe ringer should be cancelled with most of cw shows… because most of them are doing pretty bad…

  • Stacey

    Ringer’s twists. & turns are suspenseful! Don’t cancel it! If you’ve consistently watched….it’s great viewing!

  • Anna

    Being the same age as SMG, I don’t know if being called a child (even if it’s compared to Dinosaurus like you and Heather – just inferring that from your comment) is a compliment in disguise. Anyway Grandpa, no hard feelings!

  • orangecoffee

    Billie Roll, where did you read that Ringer has a good chance of renewal? I would love to believe that’s so!

  • Spring

    I fully agree with Courtney!! This show is good and it should not be canceled. There aren’t a lot of really good shows on anymore, you finally find one u like and they want to cancel it.

  • Melanie

    I don’t think the Ringer should be cancelled either, It was very slow in the beginning but has since picked up. I will be disappointed if they cancel especially after tonight finale. Hart of Dixie just sucks and how Many remakes of Nikita are there gonna be? At least Ringer is Original. I’m a huge GG fan but agree that the story lines are just bleak, there’s nothing leaving you wanting more. Ringers not everyones cup of tea but at least its not another Vampire/supernatural reach, thats really getting old.

  • RINGER!!!FAN!!!

    I LOVE RINGER! i dont understand how terrible shows like 90210 and all that stay up! UMMMm hello? THEY SUCK! Ringer is amazing! the problem is its on the wrong network also… They dont promote it enough and they have it on a tuesday night! Everybody knows if you put a show on a tuesday its gonna FAIL! They need to pull it out of the shadows and put it in the sunlight like a Wendsday or a friday and I PROMISE do all these and the ratings will go up!

  • Julie

    I was shocked to learn that tonight was Ringer’s last show. No warning!! I loved the show and couldn’t wait each week for it to come on. Now I’m reading that it won’t be back. So very disappointed. Surely there was a better way to close the show if that is true. If Ringer doesn’t come back I won’t be back either. What a sad way to leave the Ringer fans.

  • Kristi

    SERIOUSLY…Ringer not to be renewed! You disappoint me CW! What a bad ending for a great show! Loved the show!!

  • Jeannie

    PLEASE BRING RINGER BACK,,, What a disappointment to these seven ringer fans that got together every Tuesday night to watch!!!

  • Ringer!!!

    As far as ringer goes, they should make one more episode just for closure. I love this show but I just don’t see how they could make another season. They can only come up with so many decent conflicts. If they did something like what they did with Life Unexpected and make one episode just to tie up all loose ends that would be great.

  • MIPS

    I love Ringer, I hope they bring it back. I love all the twists and turns. Please don’t cancel it!!!!

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  • Ringer must stay

    I hope and pray that the CW brings Ringer back! I love that show!!!!

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