NBC: 'Harry's Law' Will Be Canceled; Star, Producer & A Squinty Jillion Viewers To The Contrary

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April 10th, 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- April 8, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Prime Suspect* canceled 0.47
Bent :oops: 0.51
The Firm* canceled 0.61
Harry's Law :oops: 0.64
Free Agents * canceled 0.66
The Playboy Club * canceled 0.67
Chuck (F)* final season complete 0.69
Best Friends Forever :oops: 0.74
Awake :oops: 0.85
Are You There, Chelsea? :cry: :cry: 0.92
Grimm (F) renewed 0.91
30 Rock :) :) :) :) 0.97
Whitney :) :) :) :) 0.98
Up All Night :| :| :| 1.01
Parenthood* :) :) :) :) 1.00
Community :) :) :) :) 1.06
Parks & Recreation :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.09
Law & Order: SVU :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.10
Smash renewed 1.52
The Office :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.63

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Kathy Bates, Academy Award winning star of Harry's Law, hates the fact that the people paying for broadcast primetime (the advertisers) only pay for adults 18-49 viewers. She doesn't much care for the cancellation bear, either. Her executive producer, Bill D'Elia, either doesn't understand how broadcast primetime works, or is in willful denial about it. Those squinty jillion average viewers don't pay the bills, no matter how much fans would like them to.

I'm sure that there will be plenty of entertainment media sites that will fill fans with false hope over the show's future in the coming weeks, but the knowledgeable will disregard that nonsense. Harry's Law ratings have made it certain to be canceled by the end of this season for quite some time.

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.

 
  • Concerned Citizen

    AWAKE – 21 (+1)
    GRIMM – 15 (-3)
    30 ROCK – 22 (-1)
    UP ALL NIGHT – 0 (-2) Eliminated
    PARENTHOOD – 22 (+2)
    COMMUNITY – 47 (+3)
    PARKS & RECREATION – 21

    Yay for Community domination.

  • Joseph

    Well for those fans of Kathy Bates , there is an upside , at least Kathy gets to join Two and a Half Men and if Harrys Law ends maybe she can join the CBS show on a semi regular basis :)

  • Brooke

    I loved Harry’s Law from LAST YEAR!!! It’s just not the same since last. I’ll miss Kathy Bates though.

  • Nevid

    AWAKE – 19 (-2)
    GRIMM – 17 (+2)
    30 ROCK – 19 (-3)
    PARENTHOOD – 23 (+1)
    COMMUNITY – 46 (-1)
    PARKS & RECREATION – 24 (+3)

  • Jason Todd

    AWAKE – 21 (+2)
    GRIMM – 16 (-1)
    30 ROCK – 20 (+1)
    PARENTHOOD – 21 (-2)
    COMMUNITY – 49 (+3)
    PARKS & RECREATION – 21 (-3)

  • Rebecca

    AWAKE – 18 (-3)
    GRIMM – 15 (-1)
    30 ROCK – 21 (+1)
    PARENTHOOD – 19 (-2)
    COMMUNITY – 51 (+2)
    PARKS & RECREATION – 24 (+3)

    quote from The Office [2.06]:
    Michael: Would I rather be feared or loved? Umm…easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.

  • Jessica

    AWAKE – 19 (+1)
    GRIMM – 17 (+2)
    30 ROCK – 20 (-1)
    PARENTHOOD – 17 (-2)
    COMMUNITY – 48 (-3)
    PARKS & RECREATION – 27 (+3)

  • Bran

    AWAKE – 22 (+3)
    GRIMM – 15 (-2)
    30 ROCK – 19 (-1)
    PARENTHOOD – 19 (+2)
    COMMUNITY – 45 (-3)
    PARKS & RECREATION – 28 (+1)

  • MJDB

    Shows that I have regularly watched this season on NBC:

    Grimm
    Whitney

  • Price

    Whitney is pretty damn good I can see it returning and becoming a hit for NBC in the future.

  • DocSportello

    AWAKE – 20 (-2)
    GRIMM – 12 (-3)
    30 ROCK – 20 (+1)
    PARENTHOOD – 18 (-1)
    COMMUNITY – 48 (+3)
    PARKS & RECREATION – 30 (+2)

  • tvfreak

    AWAKE – 25 (+3)
    GRIMM – 14 (-1)
    30 ROCK – 21 (+2)
    PARENTHOOD – 17 (-2)
    COMMUNITY – 46 (+1)
    PARKS & RECREATION – 25 (-3)

    Eliminated:
    15. Whiney (4-11, 10:28pm)
    14. Harry’s Law (4-12, 9:44am)
    13. Bent (4-12, 5:16pm)
    12. Smash (4-12, 8:59pm)
    11. The Office (4-13, 4:21am)
    10. Are You There, Chelsea? (4-13, 4:21am)
    9. Law & Order: SVU (4-13, 8:18am)
    8. Best Friends Forever (4-13, 8:22am)
    7. Up All Night (4-13, 8:13pm)

    “If you’re ordering me an edible arrangement to say thanks, I’d prefer a meat one.”
    -Liz Lemon, from 30 Rock episode 6.17 “Meet The Woggels!”

  • james

    AWAKE – 22 (-3)
    GRIMM – 15 (+1)
    30 ROCK – 21 (+2)
    PARENTHOOD – 20 (+3)
    COMMUNITY – 44 (-2)
    PARKS & RECREATION – 24 (-1)

  • Rebecca

    So, when one more show is eliminated from the current game on this thread, it’ll go down to just voting +1, -1, +2 and -2, right? Like on the Fox thread now (that list got short QUICKLY it seems).

  • Nick

    AWAKE – 23 (+1)
    GRIMM – 12 (-3)
    30 ROCK – 24 (+3)
    PARENTHOOD – 18 (-2)
    COMMUNITY – 46 (+2)
    PARKS & RECREATION – 23 (-1)

    Sorry Parenthood and P&R fans.. I don’t watch a lot of NBC and I’ve never seen these.

  • Jay T

    AWAKE – 22 (-1)
    GRIMM – 15 (+3)
    30 ROCK – 22 (-2)
    PARENTHOOD – 15 (-3)
    COMMUNITY – 48 (+2)
    PARKS & RECREATION – 24 (+1)

  • Garrett G

    AWAKE – 19 (-3)
    GRIMM – 18 (+3)
    30 ROCK – 20 (-2)
    PARENTHOOD – 14 (-1)
    COMMUNITY – 50 (+2)
    PARKS & RECREATION – 25 (+1)

  • Chad B

    AWAKE – 17 (-2)
    GRIMM – 21 (+3)
    30 ROCK – 19 (-1)
    PARENTHOOD – 15 (+1)
    COMMUNITY – 52 (+2)
    PARKS & RECREATION – 22 (-3)

  • darth

    harrys law is one of the last few shows worth watching. waited all those weeks for it to finally come back only to find out that its leaving for good? damnit all to hell. anytime theres a good show that requires a mind to enjoy it wont last. its a given. im surprised shows like house are still on the air. i dont care what network anything is on. if its good ill watch it. the really good shows seem to die early deaths. boston legal and the practice and there have been dozens and dozens of older shows over the years that have been killed prematurely that shouldnt have been come to mind. remember birdland in the early 90s with brian dennehy? im still angry over the original star trek in 69 so i better stop now.

  • Rebecca

    AWAKE – 14 (-3)
    GRIMM – 22 (+1)
    30 ROCK – 21 (+2)
    PARENTHOOD – 13 (-2)
    COMMUNITY – 51 (-1)
    PARKS & RECREATION – 25 (+3)

    quote from The Office [6.21]:
    [Isabel watches Dwight play Whack-a-Mole]
    Isabel: You are amazing at this. How did you get so good?
    Dwight: Whacking moles.

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