CW: Somehow, I Must Create A New Headline About 'Nikita' Or 'Hart Of Dixie' Being Canceled, Maybe Both

Categories: 2-Featured,Cancel/Renew CW Shows,Cancel/Renew Index

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April 17th, 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 15, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Ringer :cry: :cry: 0.67
Nikita (F) :| :| :| 0.70
Gossip Girl :) :) :) :) 0.80
Hart Of Dixie :| :| :| 0.80
90210 :) :) :) :) 0.97
The Secret Circle :) :) :) :) 1.04
Supernatural (F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.06
One Tree Hill final season 1.09
Vampire Diaries :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.83

The end is near, but not near enough for my headline writing imagination in these weekly CW posts.

Writing these posts with no new news and the same three at risk shows in the headline has made it ever more difficult to come up with something new. Instead, I settled on something the Google searchers will appreciate.

Don't suggest I headline a post with "Something Will Be Renewed". Relatively nobody searches for that. ;)

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.

  • Beverly

    I don’t believe that The CW execs are willing to lose money by renewing a struggling show below the million viewers. Not even ABC Family does that. And if you say that GG is the CW’s sweetheart, networks don’t care about their beloved shows. Just look at FOX, when The OC was one of their top rated and most popular shows. It sunk and they pulled the show off the air without even airing their full 22 episode season. There’s no need to have GG another year, and they will be stupid to do it.
    Elsewhere, someone mentioned that Pedowitz likes Nikita and I strongly believe that they are going to give it another chance, just because it performs better than GG, ANTM and Ringer on Fridays. Hart of Dixie is also a strong contender. It has the WB-style and it reached 2million viewers out of the 1.20million GG scored earlier in that night. They just need to give it a good timeslot. As a fan of 90210, I’d rather have another season for both HoD and Nikita, than a fifth season of the same crap.
    And well, bye Ringer! You WON’T be missed!

  • rehabber

    I have watched Ringer and Nikita, but they need to keep Hart of Dixie, it is not bad to have a laugh once in a while. And they should keep Justin Hartley, loved his as Oliver Queen on Smallville and he should have been the star of the new CW show Arrow, after all that was his character.

  • Brandy

    Ringer. Cancelled
    Nikita. Cancelled
    90210. Renewed
    SPN. Renewed
    GG. Toss up, more Likley renewed
    Hart of Dixie. Toss up
    VD. Renewed
    Sc. Toss up, more Likley renewed
    Oth, Framed(the frame), h8tr, Remodeled. Already cancelled
    La Complex. Cancelled(my prediction)
    I really hope VD, Sc, GG, Hart of Dixie get renewed, prefferably 90210 too.

  • Tommy


    But the CW is a different creature as it is owned by CBS/WB who isn’t upset when it runs into the red for write-off purposes. ‘Gossip girl’ sadly is still a name brand and worth a lot more to WB via DVDs/International Markets/Syndication that even “The Vampire Diaries”. Netflix called it the “crown jewel” of their new shows from the CW. So basically if Warner Brothers wants it, it will be on the schedule.

  • Stephen

    Bill –

    Maybe you can put L.A. Complex in the headline in a couple weeks? :)

    Not much to say about CW except that if Ringer somehow gets renewed it might be the biggest renewal/cancellation decision of the whole season!

  • KS


    If sent to another network, Supernatural and Nikita ratings would be doubled. They might even over take TVD. Do you really think, TVD, a teenage girl drama will survive anywhere else on network TV?

  • Sally

    @ Andrew. I agree. I am such a fun of the CW network and have been for a while. I watch most of there shows and will no longer support them or any of there new shows if they cancel Hart of Dixie. What a great show with a likeable cast!!

  • KS

    I have never heard earlier about Buffy, before I came to this website. It looks like a Cult show. Many people except those few hardcore fans would have forgotten SMG’s name by now. Its not surprising at least to me, that Ringer isn’t a expected hit.

    BTW, let us see how good Touch does on Fox.

    And J.J.Abrams name might pull in crowds to CW. There’s a good chance that it might.

  • Kavyn

    @KS Yeah, ABC Family.

  • Zoe

    I do not see how ‘The Selection’ is a huger games rip-off. ‘The Selection’ looks like the girl is going to compete in a beauty contest to be with the prince not in some televised gladiator type sport in order to survive.


    8pm Cult/Gossip Girl
    9pm Shelter

    8pm 90210
    9pm Arrow

    8pm ANTM
    9pm The Selection

    8pm Vampire Diaries
    9pm Beauty and the Beast

    8pm The Secret circle
    9pm Supernatural

  • zee

    I will miss Ringer but i hope and pray nikita and hod dies! I hate their fans, always wishing ringer is cancelled. I am sick of seeing people diss ringer, yes its ratings are bad but you don’t know about the financial situation of any shows so maybe they do well in other avenues. Plus, Ringer is an awesome show and if you don’t watch it then how dare you diss it? I also hope that crap GG ends too, they had their chance, I mean 4 seasons! Axe Nikita, GG and HOD!

  • Brandy

    Beverley, GG actors are contracted through season six, CW can’t afford to cancel GG, Nikita,ringer, hart, oth, remodeled,h8trs,the frame all in one season.GG still has a loyal fanbase(especially overseas), it used to do very well in DVD/merchandise sales, it sells well overseas, the cw is fond of final farewell seasons(oth,SMV), CW has other shows to worry about(Secret Circle,Nikita, Ringer, Hart of Dixie,) and then there’s iTunes, Netflix, huluplus where GG makes money, GG does very well in w18/34 which CW still looks at, GG used to do very well in DVr,then CW will try to get a syndication deal to make money off it, the fact that GG is cws signature/flagship show and the only original cw show to reach 100 is important,.GGs ad rates have been very high, one of the highest on CW and GG has a high income index.

  • Kavyn

    Zee, as a Nikita fan, I don’t want to see Ringer die. We say it’s dead because its ratings are horrid (always 0.4s with the occasional 0.5).

  • Kate

    So little new information for this network, it’s driving me crazy. All we’ve heard about the pilots is about how The Selection is “strong” but that it will probably need some tweaking. Until we know more about how the other pilots score, it’s hard to determine how many shows will be canceled or receive shortened seasons. The only shows (at least IMO) that will get a full season renewal are TVD, SPN, and 90210.

    They won’t give HOD or Nikita a “send off” because they’re shows in their first and second seasons. If they get 13 episodes, it’s to fill a time slot and see how they do with a POSSIBLE option of giving them the back 9 based on their performances and the performances of the freshman shows next year. I’ll be interested to see how TSC’s last episodes rate considering the drastic drops in both demo and overall it’s seen this season, especially since January.

    (Early?)Renewals: TD, SPN, 90210
    Toss ups: TSC, HOD, Nikita in that order
    Canceled/over already: H8er, Remodeled, OTH, Ringer

  • KS


    I meant broadcast network. Not cable.

  • enes

    Renew Ringer is an amazing show !

  • lizzie

    Renew Hart of Dixie!!!!! lt’s the only original show on CW!!! The rest are all remakes or Book adaptations!!! Be creative CW!!!

  • Rachel

    hopefully we get more info on the pilots soon. that way we’ll have some idea of what’s being picked and what’s not.

  • Andy

    Come on Ringer hold in there.

  • Dan

    Lizzie-I love Hart of Dixie and yes it’s original, but how can you say it is the only original show? Ringer is the most original and creative show I’ve ever seen on The CW.

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