FOX: 'The Finder' Is Not A Keeper, Will Be Canceled

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April 17th, 2012

Click this link for the latest FOX 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
Fringe (F) :| :| :| 0.50
I Hate My Teenage Daughter* canceled 0.61
Breaking In canceled 0.66
The Cleveland Show renewed 0.67
Allen Gregory * canceled 0.72
Raising Hope renewed 0.87
Bob's Burgers :| :| :| 0.87
The Finder :oops: 0.89
Terra Nova * canceled 0.90
Alcatraz :cry: :cry: 0.95
American Dad renewed 0.97
Napoleon Dynamite* :| :| :| 1.06
Bones renewed 1.08
House final season 1.12
The Simpsons renewed 1.22
Touch :) :) :) :) 1.32
New Girl renewed 1.35
Family Guy renewed 1.38
Glee renewed 1.41

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I probably should have moved The Finder to "certain to be canceled" immediately after it was moved to Friday night, but I had other shows I wanted to put into the headline and I was gone last week and wrote my previous Fox renew / cancel post way in advance. Nevertheless, The Finder's woeful ratings on Friday confirm the obvious. It's certain to be canceled.

How can Fringe, with similarly woeful ratings, be just a "toss up"? Read last week's post about syndication if you're wondering.

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

 
  • Lizam

    My ideal FOX schedule 2012-2013:

    Monday
    8- Fringe
    9- Mastermind

    Tuesday
    8- Goodwin Games
    8:30- Like Father
    9- New Girl
    9:30- Living Loaded

    Wednesday
    8- X-Factor/American Idol
    9:30- Raising Hope

    Thursday
    8- X-Factor/American Idol
    9- The Asset/Touch

    Friday
    8- Kitchen Nightmare
    9- Cops

    Sunday
    same with a new cartoon somewhere in there..whatever.

  • Rebecca

    FRINGE – 55 (-2)
    RAISING HOPE – 33 (+2)
    ALCATRAZ – 18
    NEW GIRL – 27 (+1)
    TOUCH – 31 (-1)

    quote from Glee [3.15]:
    Sue to Blaine’s brother Cooper Anderson: And if Alan Menken isn’t personally writing you a fairy tale musical at this very moment, I will hunt him down and beat him senseless with a cudgel – because you, Sir, are a Disney Prince.
    Cooper Anderson: Wow. G-d, it is great to be back in the midwest.

  • Kay

    I only watch 4 shows on Fox and that’s Glee,Raising Hope and New Girl. So PLEASE Fox RENEW ALCATRAZ they can cancel The Finder and Fringe…

  • Benjamin

    Too bad about The Finder. I’ve enjoyed it.

  • Brian

    Let’s begin the watch for the Curse of Geoff Stults.

  • John A

    I think this season 5 of fringe is a con. Wouldnt Fox and WB have done a deal by now if it was true? 13 eps would hardly take this long to sort.

  • Riff Rafferty

    Oh, “The Finder” is in trouble? Guess it’s time to add an annoying female boss to argue with Walter every week and tell him everything he’s doing is wrong. Get right on that, FOX executives because, as you know, men should not be allowed to be in charge of anything.

  • Dennis

    @ Riff Rafferty

    what a ridiculous comment
    There are plenty of tv shows with male leads

  • CortexiphanFan

    FRINGE – 57 (+2)
    RAISING HOPE – 31(-2)
    ALCATRAZ – 18
    NEW GIRL – 28 (+1)
    TOUCH – 30 (-1)

    I am not a shapeshifter…

  • Tom

    2012-2013 SCHEDULE

    MONDAYS (FALL) // (MID)
    ——– BONES // BONES
    ——– TOUCH // NEW DRAMA 1

    TUESDAYS (FALL) // (MID)
    ——— GLEE // HOPE
    ——— GLEE // NEW COMEDY 1
    ——— GIRL // GIRL
    ——— HOPE // NEW COMEDY 2

    WEDNESDAYS (FALL) // (MID)
    ——— XFACTOR // IDOL
    ——— XFACTOR // IDOL
    ——— COMEDY 1 // IDOL

    THURSDAYS (FALL) // (MID)
    ——— XFACTOR // IDOL
    ——— NEW DRAMA 2 // NEW DRAMA 3

    FRIDAYS (FALL) // (MID)
    ——- KITCHEN // KITCHEN
    ——- FRINGE // HOTEL HELL (or hotel hell, fringe)

    That means: 7 veteran shows (5 hours) & 5 new shows (4 hours) + IDOL/FACTOR.

  • Wayne

    FRINGE – 59 (+2)
    RAISING HOPE – 29(-2)
    ALCATRAZ – 18
    NEW GIRL – 29 (+1)
    TOUCH – 29 (-1)

    Never watched Alcatraz so I cannot judge it

  • tvfreak

    FRINGE – 58 (-1)
    RAISING HOPE – 30 (+1)
    ALCATRAZ – 18
    NEW GIRL – 27 (-2)
    TOUCH – 31 (+2)

    Eliminated:

    16. The Finder (4-12, 6:00am)
    15. Glee (4-12, 6:16am)
    14. Breaking In (4-12, 9:40am)
    13. Bob’s Burgers (4-12, 9:40am)
    12. Napoleon Dynamite (4-13, 3:38am)
    11. The Cleveland Show (4-13, 8:39am)
    10. The Simpsons (4-13, 10:49am)
    9. American Dad (4-13, 5:26pm)
    8. Family Guy (4-13, 5:40pm)
    7. Bones (4-14, 1:57pm)
    6. House (4-14, 1:57pm)

    “I’m taking my daughter to Tibet, where the people are spiritually evolved, B**CHES!”
    -Lucy, from Raising Hope episode 2.22 “I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back”

  • Bran

    FRINGE – 56 (-2)
    RAISING HOPE – 30
    ALCATRAZ – 17 (-1)
    NEW GIRL – 28 (+1)
    TOUCH – 33 (+2)

  • JRG

    Sunday is the new Friday. Friday happens. I have found what has not been found. All what I’m saying is meaningless. Finder is renewed.

  • Liz

    @Jamie

    I thought it was a stupid idea to change it to mondays after it’s been on thursdays it’s whole run

    No it hasn’t. That is completely wrong. You said the same thing in the Monday ratings thread, and it was wrong then too. Bones has been in at least five different time slots throughout its run, and it’s always managed just fine. Saying that its ratings are down because it changed time slots is ridiculous. And it’s not going back to Thursdays; it’s going to be an eight-year-old show, and there’s no reason that it should be propped by up X-Factor and Idol.

    It’s stood on its own before, and it’s just going to have to do that again.

  • Rebecca

    @tvfreak
    Nuts, I just wrote that same quote down while re-watching the episode, lol. Followed by, “Namaste!” Crazy, funny Lucy.

  • Nick

    FRINGE – 56
    RAISING HOPE – 31(+1)
    ALCATRAZ – 19 (+2)
    NEW GIRL – 26 (-2)
    TOUCH – 32 (-1)

    “Rachel: I wanna get married. Now.
    Finn: I have Gym.”
    -Glee, 3.13 “On My Way”

  • Bob Jones

    I just realized that I only watch Fringe on Fox now; I watched all of Terra Nova and had it continued, I would have kept watching – It’s just too bad the show meandered around the Shannen’s instead of Cmdr. Nathaniel Taylor and Lt. Alicia Washington.

    I stopped watching House MD and Bones; I have never watched American Idol or The X-Factor or SYTYCD. I watch Glee Performances on YouTube at Glee on Fox channel; I ‘DVR’ed Alcatraz, The Finder, and Touch but have not watched a single episode among the three so I stopped.

    Previous shows that I watched included 24, Prison Break, Human Target, Lie To Me, Dollhouse, Terminator TSCC, Drive, Firefly, Space AA&B, The X-Files. I’m pretty sure I would have watched ‘Exit Strategy (Ethan Hawke) and Locke & Key’ had they been picked up.

    Once Fringe goes, I guess I am done with Fox :(

  • ravi

    the finder should be RENEWED

  • The Other Tony

    My proposed 2012-13 schedule for Fox:

    MONDAY
    8:00 – Touch (split season: fall/spring) / Reality filler (midseason)
    9:00 – Guilty (fall) / Masterminds (midseason/spring)

    TUESDAY
    8:00 – Glee (fall/spring) / Raising Hope (winter)
    8:30 – Glee (fall/spring) / Let it Go (winter)
    9:00 – Prodigy/Bully (fall) / New Girl (winter)
    9:30 – New Girl (fall/spring) / Mindy (winter)

    WEDNESDAY
    8:00 – The X-Factor (fall) / American Idol (midseason)
    9:00 – The X-Factor (fall) / American Idol (midseason)
    9:30 – The X-Factor (fall) / The Goodwin Games (midseason)

    THURSDAY
    8:00 – X-Factor Results Show (fall) / American Idol Results Show (midseason)
    8:30 – X-Factor Results Show (fall) / Living Loaded (midseason)
    9:00 – Bones

    FRIDAY
    8:00 – Raising Hope
    8:30 – Must Hire (fall) / El Hefe (spring)
    9:00 – Fringe (final 13-episode season) / Kitchen Nightmares

    SATURDAY

    8:00 – Cops
    9:00 – ENCORES

    SUNDAY
    7:00 – NFL on Fox
    8:00 – The Simpsons
    8:30 – The Cleveland Show
    9:00 – Family Guy
    9:30 – American Dad!

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