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.

  • barb

    My boyfriend and I watch Ringer every week and wouldn’t miss it. We love it, so much suspense and action with different plots twisting all the time. Please renew Ringer, can’t believe it is rated so low, acting is great.

  • HC

    In Buffy, I feel like vampires were being killed. Human killing Vampires. In TVD, it was like Vampires killing humans more. Everytime I see TVD, I feel like at least one human were going down each show unless with a supernatural protection. Don’t think viewers were dropping. Despite this with allot of viewers. TSC with a decent amount of veiwers with some TVD fans. I watched first season of Nikita but it got boring afterwards when it was going nowhere. How many times does it take to bring down Division. Ringer is good despite it doesn’t have fighting action, it has drama that I like. It makes me feel young watching it compare to other shows which I don’t get. It needs a miracle for this show to come back.

  • Alyssa

    Please don’t cancel Ringer. It’s one of the one shows I watch…much more entertaining than The Secret Circle! I love the characters and am dying to know what happens to Bridgette and Andrew!

  • Meg

    Ringer is my favorite show on the air right now—across all networks! It is different and always keeps you thinking! I want more!

  • fan of ringer

    I really hope they don’t cancel ringer. Everybody wants to compare eiverything smg does to her buffy character. She was awesome in this show. Alot of new shows dont get great ratings in their first season. GIVE RINGER Q CHANCE!!!!e

  • arlene schwey

    Ringer is my favorite show.
    I find it so suspensefull.
    I am really sorry if it is going to be cacelled.

  • Megan

    I personally when ringer started did not pick up on it but after a couple episodes its so good and I became hooked I really hope they do not cancel! As for hart of Dixie and Nikita they cab get rid of but I think if they put ringer on on the right day at the right time they’ll get the right viewers it such a good show!

  • Mikey M

    @Cortney. That title goes to Revenge not Ringer.

  • HC

    Did they say TSC did a low in the late episode? But it really doesn’t effect it that much right since they did well in the before the late episode? I really don’t want ringer to get cancelled but TSC rating did show much because it wasn’t on a Tuesday night which reality show and such airs. I also saw that Ringer wasn’t re-run on a Tuesday night and it was replaced by the L.A. Complex. The new show replacing Ringer did poorly on the time slot and pilot I believe. So does Ringer have a chance to come back this fall?

  • Lizzy

    I’m getting very annoyed…………..At a lot of US networks they have some great shows but cancel them after one season…….

    Sorry had to vent….In Australia here and I’m getting really annoyed in the last 10 years i have loved some TV shows and because they don’t get the ratings in the US they get cancelled leaving the catcalled show on Cliffhangers.

    Now it looks like my one of my favorite shows will be cancelled AGAIN……This Keeps ups i might just stick to Australian TV shows.

  • lm

    I liked Ringer and did not watch the highly rated shows, I didn’t care for them. I am disappointed Ringer was cancelled, especially before the ending to the story. It’s like reading a book only to find the last pages gone. It didn’t help the raiting with all the holiday shows interuptions. I think given another chance, ringer could be a very good show with script improvements. Andrews ex-wife didn’t play a good evil person, she didn’t pull off the “bitch” part well enough to be believable and shovan one being pregnant and the other not, no one noticed the difference when seeing one or the other… that was the killer of non-believeable

  • Jenny

    Hart of DIxie and Ringer are 2 of my favourite shows this year. Hart of Dixie is so cute and I love the suspense and twists in Ringer. Please don’t cancel!!!

  • Beth

    OMG! Are you kidding me? Ringer is more likely to be cancelled? I’m in shock!! My family loves this show, it’s awesome!!!! So deserves a second season!

  • John Robert

    I desperately hope for another season of Ringer. I looked forward to that more than any other show I watch each week. Love Ringer.

  • Ringer fan

    I think ringer needs to be renewed!! That show always kept me on my toes. And yes the story line was confusing, but if you are a avid watcher like me you would catch on. They cant just leave us hanging like that. Its unfair for us Ringer fans!!!

  • RingerFreak!

    I am a Ringer FREAK!!!! Hoping its not cancelled

  • HC

    Ringer dropped to one star, do you think it still have a chance? I hope it does.

  • vickie

    i love Ringer. I hope to comes back. It is different and really keeps you guessing. I love it don’t take it off the air. I’ve even been looking for reruns because I know i’ve missed something. don’t take it OFF

  • HC

    I have a feeling CW picked L.A. Complex before season end of many shows just they could start Ringer, Season 2 on Fall if L.A. Complex did bad. I think it did. As people said L.A. complex did good on Wednesday vs. Tuesday but are they going get Wednesday consistantly. I think not, so L.A. Complex should have improve on Tuesday. If Ringer gets picked up on Fall, it would be good because it already has potential and it might be even better.

  • ida

    I don’t have time to watch tv series for i get home very very late, but Ringer? I adore it more than any other show… It’s never borring! And i have to tell you smthing: i never liked sarah gellar till saw her in ringer… I really hope they give us at least a closure, for the 23-rd episode is missing and i want to see a finale. I do not know if it will be a 2-nd season (if it was ever intended), but guys, do not let us like this!

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