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.

 
  • Nick

    GCB – 14 (-1)
    CASTLE – 15
    REVENGE – 30 (-2)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 24
    THE MIDDLE – 22 (+2)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 22 (+3)
    MODERN FAMILY – 22 (+1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 20 (-3)

  • Ann

    GCB – 17 (+3)
    CASTLE – 15
    REVENGE – 27 (-3)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 22 (-2)
    THE MIDDLE – 21 (-1)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 22
    MODERN FAMILY – 23 (+1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 22 (+2)

  • Rebecca

    GCB – 18 (+1)
    CASTLE – 15
    REVENGE – 24 (-3)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 20 (-2)
    THE MIDDLE – 24 (+3)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 24 (+2)
    MODERN FAMILY – 23
    APARTMENT 23 – 21 (-1)

    quote from CT [3.8]:
    Laurie: Laurie Keller isn’t scared of anything, except for old people smiling at me. I swear it’s like they want to steal your soul.
    Grayson: It’s okay to be afraid. Not of old people. That’s insane.

  • Rebecca

    I’m really enjoying GCB more than I thought I would. My parents and sister watch it, too. I haven’t asked any of my born-again friends if they watch and enjoy it (I’m kind of afraid to ask them, lol) but many of them don’t watch TV anyway. Or they watch very little on network TV. For me, this show is a keeper. But if it doesn’t get renewed, oh well…it’ll have been fun while it lasted. There are sweet moments, too, not just funny lines and expressions. My mom, who was a big fan of JAG, says she has never seen David James Elliott like this – he’s great as Carlene’s husband (some day I’ll start remembering all their character names). I think it’s Ripp but I’m not sure.

  • Amara

    GCB – 15 (-3)
    CASTLE – 16 (+1)
    REVENGE – 23 (-1)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 18 (-2)
    THE MIDDLE – 24
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 27 (+3)
    MODERN FAMILY – 23
    APARTMENT 23 – 23 (+2)

  • Anna

    GCB – 18 (+3)
    CASTLE – 16
    REVENGE – 23
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 17 (-1)
    THE MIDDLE – 22 (-2)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 24 (-3)
    MODERN FAMILY – 24 (+1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 25 (+2)

  • K

    GCB – 18
    CASTLE – 22 (+6)
    REVENGE – 17 (-6)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 17
    THE MIDDLE – 22
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 24
    MODERN FAMILY – 24
    APARTMENT 23 – 25

  • Ellle

    GCB – 17 (-1)
    CASTLE – 25 (+3)
    REVENGE – 14 (-3)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 18 (+1)
    THE MIDDLE – 22
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 26 (+2)
    MODERN FAMILY – 24
    APARTMENT 23 – 23 (-2)

  • SinningBySilence

    GCB – 19 (+2)
    CASTLE – 28 (+3)
    REVENGE – 12 (-2)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 19 (+1)
    THE MIDDLE – 22?
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 25 (-1)
    MODERN FAMILY – 24
    APARTMENT 23 – 20 (-3)

  • Sara

    GCB – 17 (-2)
    CASTLE – 31 (+3)
    REVENGE – 11 (-1)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 19
    THE MIDDLE – 23 (+1)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 25
    MODERN FAMILY – 21 (-3)
    APARTMENT 23 – 22 (+2)

  • Lee

    GCB – 17
    CASTLE – 34 (+3)
    REVENGE – 8 (-3)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 18 (-1)
    THE MIDDLE – 21 (-2)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 27 (+2)
    MODERN FAMILY – 22 (+1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 22

  • Quinn

    GCB – 19 (+2)
    CASTLE – 37 (+3)
    REVENGE – 8
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 18
    THE MIDDLE – 21 (+1)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 24 (-3)
    MODERN FAMILY – 21 (-1)
    APARTMENT 23 – 20 (-2)

  • Lizam

    lol, and the voting is messed up now. Way to go K/Ellle/siningbysilence/sarah/lee/quinn.

  • Bright

    Not Anymore! Here they are, fixed:

    GCB – 19
    CASTLE – 31
    REVENGE – 14
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 18
    THE MIDDLE – 21
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 24
    MODERN FAMILY – 21
    APARTMENT 23 – 20

    I just canceled @K’s, the others are the same, although I think the last votes are very similar and closely spaced, it’s not up to me to judge that.
    I didn’t vote by the way, I’ll do it later

  • nick

    I think Missing has a chance because NO show and i repeat ABSOLUTELY NO SHOW will be able to top American Idol/X-Factor and Big Bang at least for next season. If they can cut the budget of Missing, maybe it will get a half-season order and then put a really cheap show for the other half of the season.

  • Rebecca

    @Bright
    Thanks for fixing! Only one total is wrong, so I’ll fix that here. (The Middle has one more point in the game.) Game players, remember to look at the vote prior to yours and notice if anything looks strange. No one can just give 6 points to a show and take 6 points from another show. This ABC show list is still long, and it’s still +1, +2, +3, -1, -2, and -3 as far as votes go (you must do all six of those). Here is the fix now, the only thing changed is The Middle’s totals. Next person to vote goes off this (I can’t vote again until 10:30ish am tomorrow my time):

    GCB – 19
    CASTLE – 31
    REVENGE – 14
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 18
    THE MIDDLE – 22
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 24
    MODERN FAMILY – 21
    APARTMENT 23 – 20

  • tvfreak

    Dammit, my vote didn’t go through. Let me try again:

    GCB – 17 (-2)
    CASTLE – 34 (+3)
    REVENGE – 11 (-3)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 17 (-1)
    THE MIDDLE – 24 (+2)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 24
    MODERN FAMILY – 21
    APARTMENT 23 – 21 (+1)

  • Carlene

    So far (for me), “Don’t trust the B…: feels like it’s trying too hard…

  • kahunablue

    apt 23 is one of, if not the worst taste of the american public. Being consertive has nothing to do with good taste.These people love this girl in real life they would run her away from anyone near and dear to them

  • Jelly

    GCB – 19 (+2)
    CASTLE – 31 (-3)
    REVENGE – 14 (+3)
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – 18 (+1)
    THE MIDDLE – 22 (-2)
    ONCE UPON A TIME – 23 (-1)
    MODERN FAMILY – 21
    APARTMENT 23 – 21

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