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.

 
  • chucksmom30

    Tonights episode threw me off so much so I had to wonder if it was heading for cancellation. It was a nice twist into the future, meeting his daughter and so on. Right there they had a good start for another season instead of a heading to and ending. I love this show as well and will very unhappy to see it end.
    As I said in one of my earlier posts. Im not one of the viewers counted as I watch all programs on the net not on a TV. I think they need to consider that many of us do this, in my case avoiding TV all together, but still like my programs via the internet.
    If FOX drops both the finder and fringe, Ill be dropping Fox. (yet who am I to make them worry or care)

  • Sam

    FRINGE – 62 (+2)
    RAISING HOPE – 25 (-2)
    ALCATRAZ – 19
    NEW GIRL – 20 (-1)
    TOUCH – 32 (+1)

    Fringe was simply amazing last night :)

  • were123

    FRINGE – 64 (+2)
    RAISING HOPE – 23 (-2)
    ALCATRAZ – 20 (+1)
    NEW GIRL – 20
    TOUCH – 31 (-1)

  • Justun121

    Neither The Finder nor Touch should be cancelled. It’s not liked they pulled 2s out of 6s or 7s for Idol.

    The “Idol lead-in” is pulling 3s and 4s, and 2s are good for dramas these days anyway.

    Touch and The Finder need some time to stabilize and grow an audience.

  • Dennis

    FRINGE – 66 (+2)
    RAISING HOPE – 21 (-2)
    ALCATRAZ – 21 (+1)
    NEW GIRL – 20
    TOUCH – 31 (-1)

  • Joseph

    I wanted to watch Fringe last night and thought why not have on Finder so that I do not miss the start of Fringe. But after about 5 minutes of horrific delivery by the cast it became unbearable and had to change the channel from the Finder to Shark Tank.
    ++
    This was not even about the script but rather how the piece was delivered and directed.
    ++
    FOX needs to get this mess off their network as quickly as possible.

  • Dennis

    Fringe got a 1.0 and Finder got a 1.2 last night

  • Justun121

    Glee 2.4, House 2.0, Bones 2.1, Raising Hope 1.8, Touch 2.1.

    1.2 on Friday with the possibilty of growth over summer is good.

    The top rated show on Friday is 1.4.

  • Rebecca

    Fixing a vote while also doing my new vote (Dennis didn’t take a point from Touch when it looks like he meant to). No biggie.

    FRINGE – 64 (-2)
    RAISING HOPE – 23 (+2)
    ALCATRAZ – 21
    NEW GIRL – 21 (+1)
    TOUCH – 29 (-1)

    quote from NG [1.21]:
    Jess: Bye, Ouli. You ruley.
    Ouli: Bye, Jess. You’re a mess.

  • doug wesley

    I hope they give alcatraz another season. Many shows take a while to get going. Also it is something different having convicts come back.Plus I heard that many people I talked to record it and watch it at another time.

  • Nick

    FRINGE – 63 (-1)
    RAISING HOPE – 24 (+1)
    ALCATRAZ – 23 (+2)
    NEW GIRL – 19 (-2)
    TOUCH – 29

  • tvfreak

    FRINGE – 62 (-1)
    RAISING HOPE – 25 (+1)
    ALCATRAZ – 23
    NEW GIRL – 17 (-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)

    “You’re cursed, Jack. Everything you touch, one way or another, ends up dead.”
    -James Heller, from 24 “Day 6: 1:00am-2:00am”

  • Hustis Harper

    FRINGE – 64 (+2)
    RAISING HOPE – 23 (-2)
    ALCATRAZ – 24 (+1)
    NEW GIRL – 17
    TOUCH – 30 (-1)

  • Bran

    FRINGE – 63 (-1)
    RAISING HOPE – 23
    ALCATRAZ – 22 (-2)
    NEW GIRL – 18 (+1)
    TOUCH – 32 (+2)

  • James

    FRINGE – 63
    RAISING HOPE – 22 (-1)
    ALCATRAZ – 20 (-2)
    NEW GIRL – 19 (+1)
    TOUCH – 34 (+2)

  • CortexiphanFan

    FRINGE – 66 (+2)
    RAISING HOPE – 21 (-2)
    ALCATRAZ – 24
    NEW GIRL – 16 (-1)
    TOUCH – 31 (+1)

    Walter: Oh!
    Olivia: What? What happened?
    Walter: Oh, I just pissed myself.
    Peter: [smiles] Excellent.
    Walter: Just a squirt.

  • CortexiphanFan

    CORRECTION:

    FRINGE – 65 (+2)
    RAISING HOPE – 21 (-1)
    ALCATRAZ – 21 (+1)
    NEW GIRL – 18 (-1)
    TOUCH – 34

  • CortexiphanFan

    CORRECTION 2:

    FRINGE – 65 (+2)
    RAISING HOPE – 21 (-1)
    ALCATRAZ – 21 (+1)
    NEW GIRL – 17 (-2)
    TOUCH – 34

  • Laura

    It’s a shame The Finder is being cancelled, I really enjoyed watching the show.. I wish they would change their minds about cancelling it. I know that won’t happen though.

  • MJDB

    Possible 2012-13 Primetime Schedule:

    8:00-The Simpsons
    8:30-The Cleveland Show/Bob’s Burgers
    9:00-Family Guy
    9:30-American Dad/Napoleon Dynamite

    Monday:

    8:00-Touch
    9:00-Bones

    Tuesday:

    8:00-Raising Hope
    8:30-New Comedy
    9:00-New Girl
    9:30-New Comedy

    Wednesday:

    8:00-The X Factor/American Idol

    Thursday:

    8:00-The X Factor/American Idol
    9:00-Glee (Final Season)

    Friday:

    8:00-Kitchen Nightmares
    9:00-Fringe (Final Season)/New Reality Show

    Saturday:

    8:00-Cops
    8:30-Comedy Rerun
    9:00-Drama Rerun

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