ABC: 'Don't Trust The B---- In Apt. 23' Likely To Be Renewed, For Now

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April 17th, 2012

Click this link for the latest ABC 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 15, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Pan Am* canceled 0.42
Charlie's Angels * canceled 0.48
Work It! * canceled 0.61
Cougar Town :| :| :| 0.65
Body Of Proof* :oops: 0.66
Man Up * canceled 0.66
The River* :oops: 0.66
Missing :oops: 0.67
GCB :| :| :| 0.80
Scandal :| :| :| 0.82
Castle :) :) :) :) 0.88
Last Man Standing :) :) :) :) 0.91
Private Practice :) :) :) :) 0.94
Happy Endings :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.00
Revenge :) :) :) :) 1.01
Suburgatory :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.01
The Middle :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.02
Desperate Housewives final season 1.03
Don't Trust The B in Apt 23 :) :) :) :) 1.19
Once Upon A Time :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.28
Grey's Anatomy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.44
Modern Family :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 2.03

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While the retentionistas are likely howling, a decent ratings start for Don't Trust The B---- In Apt. 23 has it debut as "likely to be renewed", but predictions based on early ratings are subject to change rapidly. Stay tuned.

Following the ratings loser Titanic special, GCB fell to a series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating on Sunday. The trigger happy would predict it likely to be canceled now, but since it had a string of prior non-dreadful ratings, I'm not so quick to move it from a "toss up" for renewal or cancellation.

Why is Cougar Town just a "toss up" with its dreadful ratings instead of "likely to be canceled" or worse? Because of past (negative) experience, I'm keeping shows in their third seasons (even shortened ones) no lower than a "toss up" because of potential syndication related benefits.

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

 
  • Revenge

    GCB – 20 (+1)
    CASTLE – 28 (-3)
    REVENGE – 17 (+3)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 20 (+2)
    THE MIDDLE – 21 (-1)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 21 (-2)
    MODERN FAMILY – 21
    APARTMENT 23 – 21

  • Zip

    GCB – 20
    CASTLE – 25 (-3)
    REVENGE – 20 (+3)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 21 (+1)
    THE MIDDLE – 19 (-2)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 21
    MODERN FAMILY – 20 (-1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 22 (+2)

  • R.V.

    GCB – 22 (+2)
    CASTLE – 22 (-3)
    REVENGE – 23 (+3)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 21
    THE MIDDLE – 20 (+1)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 20 (-1)
    MODERN FAMILY – 18 (-2)
    APARTMENT 23 – 22

  • Bran

    GCB – 25 (+3)
    CASTLE – 20 (-2)
    REVENGE – 20 (-3)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 20 (-1)
    THE MIDDLE – 20
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 20
    MODERN FAMILY – 19 (+1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 24 (+2)

  • James

    GCB – 28 (+3)
    CASTLE – 18 (-2)
    REVENGE – 20
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 20
    THE MIDDLE – 19 (-1)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 17 (-3)
    MODERN FAMILY – 20 (+1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 26 (+2)
    @Bran i really like your taste in shows!

  • Bright

    GCB – 29 (+1)
    CASTLE – 15 (-3)
    REVENGE – 20
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 23 (+3)
    THE MIDDLE – 20 (+2)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 15 (-2)
    MODERN FAMILY – 19 (-1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 26

  • Bright

    I0m sorry I did a mistake, here are my actual votes:
    (please ignore the others)

    GCB – 30 (+2)
    CASTLE – 15 (-3)
    REVENGE – 20
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 23 (+3)
    THE MIDDLE – 20 (+1)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 15 (-2)
    MODERN FAMILY – 19 (-1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 26

  • Bran

    @James thank you. you do also

  • Grey.

    GCB – 27 (-3)
    CASTLE – 13 (-2)
    REVENGE – 23 (+3)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 23
    THE MIDDLE – 20 (+1)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 17 (+2)
    MODERN FAMILY – 19
    APARTMENT 23 – 25 (-1)

  • monana

    GCB – 25 (-2)
    CASTLE – 16 (+3)
    REVENGE – 23
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 24 (+1)
    THE MIDDLE – 20
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 19 (+2)
    MODERN FAMILY – 18 (-1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 22 (-3)

  • Bright

    Fixed again, @Grey put 1 point to the middle but he/she didn’t actually do it, so:

    GCB – 25 (-2)
    CASTLE – 16 (+3)
    REVENGE – 23
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 24 (+1)
    THE MIDDLE – 21
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 19 (+2)
    MODERN FAMILY – 18 (-1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 22 (-3)

  • Lizam

    GCB – 22 (-3)
    CASTLE – 17 (+1)
    REVENGE – 23
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 22 (-2)
    THE MIDDLE – 21
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 21 (+2)
    MODERN FAMILY – 17 (-1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 25 (+3)

  • scw

    GCB – 24 (+2)
    CASTLE – 14 (-3)
    REVENGE – 21 (-2)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 22
    THE MIDDLE – 24 (+3)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 22 (+1)
    MODERN FAMILY – 17
    APARTMENT 23 – 24 (-1)

  • Jk

    GCB – 23 (-1)
    CASTLE – 17 (+3)
    REVENGE – 18 (-3)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 23 (+1)
    THE MIDDLE – 24
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 22
    MODERN FAMILY – 19 (+2)
    APARTMENT 23 – 22 (-2)

  • Avery

    GCB – 20 (-3)
    CASTLE – 20 (+3)
    REVENGE – 16 (-2)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 24 (+1)
    THE MIDDLE – 24
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 24 (+2)
    MODERN FAMILY – 19
    APARTMENT 23 – 21 (-1)

  • LMAO

    GCB – 20
    CASTLE – 23 (+3)
    REVENGE – 14 (-2)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 21 (-3)
    THE MIDDLE – 23 (-1)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 25 (+1)
    MODERN FAMILY – 21 (+2)
    APARTMENT 23 – 21

  • Dee

    GCB – 22 (+2)
    CASTLE – 26 (+3)
    REVENGE – 14
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 22 (+1)
    THE MIDDLE – 21 (-2)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 24 (-1)
    MODERN FAMILY – 21
    APARTMENT 23 – 18 (-3)

  • Ian

    GCB – 21 (-1)
    CASTLE – 29 (+3)
    REVENGE – 14
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 22
    THE MIDDLE – 23 (+2)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 21 (-3)
    MODERN FAMILY – 22 (+1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 16 (-2)

  • Ash

    GCB – 20 (-1)
    CASTLE – 32 (+3)
    REVENGE – 11 (-3)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 23 (+1)
    THE MIDDLE – 23
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 23 (+2)
    MODERN FAMILY – 22
    APARTMENT 23 – 14 (-2)

  • M

    GCB – 20
    CASTLE – 32
    REVENGE – 8 (-3)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 25 (+2)
    THE MIDDLE – 22 (-1)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 26 (+3)
    MODERN FAMILY – 23 (+1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 12 (-2)

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