CW: Do Recent Ratings Lows Put 'The Secret Circle' In Danger Of Being Canceled?

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April 24th, 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 22, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Ringer :cry: :cry: 0.68
Nikita (F) :| :| :| 0.69
Gossip Girl :) :) :) :) 0.81
Hart Of Dixie :| :| :| 0.82
90210 :) :) :) :) 0.98
The Secret Circle :) :) :) :) 1.02
Supernatural (F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.07
One Tree Hill final season 1.10
Vampire Diaries :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.80

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After The Secret Circle hit a series low 0.5 adults 18-49 rating last Thursday, the commenter cries began "Worse than Hart Of Dixie!", "As bad as Ringer!", not to mention the retentionistas that have had their knives out for the show all season.

Does its late season ratings plunge pull it off the "likely to be renewed" list? I don't think so, at least not yet, but I'm first to admit there's no data to back me up.

It's very rare that a show that's done reasonably well (ignore the retentionistas) for 90% of the season takes a relative ratings dive at the end like that, so I don't have any data on what that might portend.

That being the case, I'm going with something like "too little, too late", figuring that while renewal decisions have not been announced, the season's ratings history on TSC had minds at the CW already substantially made up to renew the show. But I'm in uncharted waters with that leap.

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.

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.

 
  • jean lachapelle

    nikita is verry borrrrrrring nothing new of a show that existed before that i did not like back than so please even the actress can,t stand her and secret circle a series about witch was in same direction has vampire diarys or supernatural and it is a cool show and a good ride has far has gossip what ????? gossip girls ???? beurk puke , rating are also on time a show is on and day so the story in secret circle may also sometimes may have been better thought and better worked but the cast was very good and the subject was rather new and heart of dixie and show like that are just copy of other same kind of boring show that we see on different channels just average boring programs if they get good rates i don,t know why cause has a man i find it borrrrrrrrrring

  • Naz

    I TRULY LOVE THIS SHOWWWW!! I NEVER WATCH TV BUT EVERY THURSDAY I TUNE IN JUST TO WATCH THIS SHOW!!!! CW PLEASE DONT CANCEL SECRET CIRCLE :( I WILL NOT WATCH ANYTHING ELSE ON YOUR CHANNEL THATS FOR SURE IF YOU DO!!

  • alysha

    I love the secret circle!!! I’m 27 so it’s being watched by more than teens! I love the story, the love stories and the family secrets. I hope it comes back! I can’t wait to see them face the Blackwell’s!

  • Jamie

    I hope they renew THE SECRET CIRCLE! Me and my daughter watch it faithfully every Thursday along with THE VAMPIRE DIARIES.

  • Katrina

    I watched the show from start to finish and was happy with it and felt the show had many places it could go but I guess this will be another show that is cut down before it really gets time to truly grow. I wish all those involved in the show best of luck in the futue.

    The CW announced they have canceled The Secret Circle but renewed The Vampire Diaries. I love both shows but i guess one is better than none :) :(

  • kat

    The cw should so renew tsc the next season, I just have a good felling its going to be epic plus the books are good too!

  • Catherine

    They cancel secret circle. My mom look at the list and it secret circle is going be cancels

  • elsa

    THE SECRET CIRCLE IS AWSOME ….IDK WHY PPL. I THINK ITS NOT FAIR ITS MIND BLOWING ..I WAS SHOCKED THAT THE OTHER BLACKWELL FAMILY WERE THERE. I WAS HOLY SH…..I JUST COULDNT BLIVE IT. ITS NOT FAIR. HOW CAN THEY CANCELLED SOMETHING SO AMAZNING…..ITS JUST NOT FAIR…..OH COME ON PPL DO SOMETHING …SO THEY WONT CANCELLED IT….PLZ!!!!!!! PPL IM DYING!!!!I WANT TO SEE MORE…

  • nicolamarshall

    I live in the UK and am gutted u hv decided not renew secret circle u must b insane I’m sure u hv had a gd response in the UK pls don’t cancel it

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