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.

  • Mermaid

    Are they stupid or what? Why this stupid gossip girl.. Which the storyline is only dating and sleeping each other certainly get renewed and fantastic NIKITA is still on the bubble!
    Have you watch the latest episode of nikita? Maggie and the team deserve emmy awards!

  • Mermaid


  • Sarah

    I just love Heart of Dixie and Nikita. I can’t believe these shows are going to be cancelled. Lets hope the CW changes their minds.

  • Mermaid
    NIKITA need to be renew for more seasons and a movie will be great

  • Brandy

    George, google nikta season two budget cuts, theres killing off several off chracters or having them offscreen or simply writting them out.Nikita has a big cast, stunt doubles, lot of sets,lot of weapons and tech gadgets.Theyve already killed Carla, Sergi Semak,Sen Pierece,Tom,Jayden and gotten rid of Nathan, written out Cassandra &Max, they dont even show Alexses apartment, plus they blow everything up(nikitas lair, Birkoffs place, Sen. Piereces car.)I havent heard about Hart undergoing budget cuts, so im pretty sure Nikitas more exspensive to film.

  • brittany

    um… i love ringer! every week it was awesome and left you hanging! it better be renewed! maybe CBS or fox could pick it up!

  • Alice Sholts

    love hart of dixie… don’t cancel it!

  • Sid


    I’ve got news for you, Nathan is expected to be a series regular “if” NIKITA is renewed and Owen is expected back as well. Plus Sean Pierce is still alive. Stop talking about NIKITA as if you watch the show because you DONT! If you did, you would’ve known that Sean is still alive.

  • Sid


    Also, enough with the “Hart is VERY CHEAP” and “NIKITA is expensive” crap.You can’t just look at a show and assume that it’s cheap/expensive to produce.

    There are many underlying factors that we don’t know about. Liz Tiglear kept on bragging last season that LIFE UNEXPECTED was the cheapest show on The CW to produce; how well did that turn out huh?

  • Gary65

    I’m praying they don’t move The Secret Circle to Friday. Supernatural has the numbers to survive a Friday slot. TSC will be DOA, which is frickin’ criminal considering how amazingly good it is. If any of you stopped watching, come back now. The last ep was INCREDIBLE!!!!

  • Brandy

    Sid, theyve said “there are no plans for Owen to return”.Also, yes Sean is alive but I said Sen. Pierece, his mom was killed in a car bomb in the newest epsisode. Also, the article on nikitas budget cuts were on tvfanatic and tvline if you want to look it up, im not making it up but I dont know how to post links here or I would.

  • Brandy

    Sid, Craig S said”we have a lot of cast members, frankly I cant afford them all so im having to kill them off.Noone is safe even with series regular attatched to thier name”. The article also says nikitas routinley the lowest or second lowest rated show.

  • Sid

    How about a link Brandy?

  • Sid


    Is there a reason your deleting my comment? Is it the multiple sources?

  • Julia

    Comments with more than one link (and sometimes with even one link) will get caught in the spam filter.

  • Sid


    I understand, my apologies. I guess I’ll just quote the comments instead. Go ahead and delete it if you must.

    “Sid, theyve said “there are no plans for Owen to return””

    Is Owen coming back? Craig – They won’t see him at the end of this season. There were various behind the scenes economical reasons. “I know that Devon had tweeted something like ‘I guess I’m no longer on Nikita.’ I don’t know why he did that because we didn’t say that.” Shane – “That was surprising. I think I tweeted back.”

    I’ll admit like Craig did that they couldn’t afford to have him for any more episodes this season, BUT, he didn’t rule him out as never coming back. IF and I’ll say again that IF the show comes back, we could very well see him.

    Question: Any Ryan-centric Nikita scoop! I was very happy to see him rejoin the team last week. —Cady
    Ausiello: Pray extra hard that Nikita gets renewed, Cady. I’m told if the show comes back for a third season, Noah Bean (a.k.a. Ryan) will be promoted to a full-fledged series regular.

    As for Craig killing off characters; I remember reading that article on TvLine where he said that he’d start killing off characters. But so far he’s just killing off the guest stars. No major character has died “yet”.

    Until you find proof of your so called “budget cuts” and that NIKITA is more “expensive” than Hart of Dixie,then those will just be false rumors from your delusional mind.

  • hopefulscott

    i really hope they renew hart of dixie i love the show dont really think i could live without it

  • Bruni

    Hart of Dixie MUST NOT be cancelled! Please!

  • Peter Mazz

    THE CW Should order those shows:
    A Smallville-like show featuring batman as a teenager, an Aquaman Show like ”Mercy Reef” & probably a twilight show… that tells the story after breaking dawn :)

  • Kate

    I think GG will drop back to a .5 tonight, maybe under a million. HOD will probably stay steady at .6.

    I’m particularly interested to see how TSC does this week (and TVD, although to a much lesser extent). It was one of TSC’s best episodes because the primary focus was the magic, so I wonder if viewers will respond positively to that.

    If we don’t get early renewals this week, I don’t think we’ll get them at all. It would seem a bit pointless to announce them once it’s May since upfronts would be right around the corner.

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