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

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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.

  • Bev

    Ringer and Hart of Dixie are the only 2 reasons I started watching the CW. I love both those shows. I won’t miss them and record them when I can’t watch live. I hope if they are cancelled that we viewers will at least get a good wrap-up, however, I won’t hold my breath. Too sad!

  • Dom

    F this! and F them if they cancel Ringer ): Ugh such a terrible decision. I’m so grateful that the season got carried on till the finale, but if they cancel?! Wow! Idiots! I’m sorry. SMG?! Seriously?! ): So so awful!
    Ah, I’m a fool, but I have hope!

  • dee

    i love ringer…..i only watch 3 tv shows and this is by7 far my favorite. they cant just finish it now…we need closure. SAVE RINGER!!!!

  • J. Mccarthy

    To save the Ringer the network should rerun season 1. If one didn’t watch from the beginning they were probably lost ans lost interest quickly. Each episode had so many twists and turns you had to watch from the beginning to keep up.

  • Heather

    I adore Ringer and hope the CW broadcasts more episodes in the fall. The plot is so unique and rather cerebral. I would certainly make time to watch more Ringer!

  • Iman

    More RINGER PLEAASSEEE..this is show CANNOT be cancelled..PLEASE!!

  • Carol Slonaker

    Ringer is the only show I watch on CW. Unfortunately, if it is canceled and not concluded, then it will be the last serial I watch on CW.

  • Pat

    “Ringer” is one of the best shows on tv. A lot of us would be very, very unhappy if it were cancelled!

  • C. Stevens

    Honestly, I think they need to give Ringer another chance. I has really started to pickup and the storyline is Fresh. I don’t mind the day and time that it comes on but maybe people would be more receptive and watch it, if there was a time or date and time change.

    I love this show it’s honestly my favourite.

  • Ringer Fan 1,000,301

    How do they add in points for fans who watch TV the old fashioned way? Ringer has been a very entertaining show. People over 50 have a lot more money to spend on things advertised, so why not find advertisers of swimming pools, cruises, country clubs, golf, luxury cars, sports boats and other fun equipment.

  • dimedime

    I would be very disappointed to see the ringer canceled i think its a great show with an excellent story line. The cw needed this show on there line up it is different and has a great twist that keeps you yearning for more. PLEASE SAVE THE RINGER.. You are great actress Sarah Michelle Gellar two thumbs up from me.. YO GO GIRL…

  • Celina

    There needs to be a renewal of Ringer in my opinion Ringer was way better than Hart of Dixie. Hart of Dixie really had no strings of cliffhangers, it really wasn’t interesting! I would be very disappointed in the CW network if they cancled Ringer! I really am hoping for a renewal on Ringer it really kept the viewers satisfied and deserves a Second season….. RENEWAL!!!


    Ringer in my opinion is an EXCELLENT show.. It was full of suspense and twits& turns. I feel the CW broadcast would lose alot of fans first of the cliffhanger in the season finale due to the speculations of cancelation. Second that there are even speculations of cancelations and third if it does get canceled. Ringer was by far one of the great shows to air on CW this year (Secret Circle as well), besides all the previous renews. I am hoping for the return/renewal of Ringer. It was truly an AMAZING show. Stock full of a great story line and actors!

  • Ringer!

    Please don’t cancel RINGER!!! SEASON 2!!

  • Erica

    Dnnt cancel it please it’s one of my favorit shows…. I love the plot , it keeps me wanting more….

  • Ivy Brown

    Me and my girl watch The Ringer every week, it is very entertaining. Would hate to see it go without any closure.

  • Whitedove

    I have not watcher channel 5 since it was KTLA, now I know why.You cancelled the only good shows, Ringer. SMG was fantastic and she worked so hard building the suspence. The wrighters are amazing, hope it returnes for a second season. The audience needs this show. Thanks for listening.
    The Dove

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  • Dre

    I cannot say I am not surprised even though I love SMG this show just didn’t hold to what people expected of it. Its not a bad series and its not the greatest I think the CW was hoping that she would reel in big numbers like she did for Buffy on the WB. However the WB’s P.R. was ten times better then the struggling CW network and you have to blame all of these countless dried up “reality shows” as to why the numbers drop from week to week.

  • lu

    DON’T CANCEL RINGER OR NIKITA!!!!! These two are the only best new shows CW has, get rid of top model crap that’s old news. I always make it a point to be home on time for Nikita and Ringer, they have me off my seat when I watch these shows. They are not boring like some of the vampire crap too. Just saying.

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