NBC: 'Up All Night' Still A "Toss Up" To Be Canceled Or Renewed

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April 24th, 2012

Click this link for the latest NBC 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
Prime Suspect* canceled 0.47
Bent* :oops: 0.52
Best Friends Forever :oops: 0.61
The Firm* canceled 0.61
Harry's Law :oops: 0.63
Free Agents * canceled 0.66
The Playboy Club * canceled 0.67
Chuck (F)* final season complete 0.69
Awake :oops: 0.79
Are You There, Chelsea?* :cry: :cry: 0.90
Grimm (F) renewed 0.93
Whitney* :) :) :) :) 0.96
30 Rock :) :) :) :) 0.98
Parenthood* :) :) :) :) 1.00
Community :) :) :) :) 1.00
Up All Night* :| :| :| 1.01
Law & Order: SVU :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.10
Parks & Recreation :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.11
Smash renewed 1.52
The Office :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.60

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It's been months since I had Up All Night in the headline of an NBC Renew / Cancel post, and it's already had its season finale, so I'm playing a little catch up. After doing fine early, the show's ratings stumbled late, but with Whitney the only NBC rookie sitcom that's a likely renewal, UAN ratings make it no worse than a "toss up". Only a few more weeks (or less) until we find out for sure.

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

 
  • RyanCanada

    i hope UAN is cancelled, its a terrible show, the only enjoyable moments are with Maya Rudolph, Whitney is a great show and im sure it will be renewed. i dont have alot of faith in Chelsea, but i did enjoy that show, so i hope it gets renewed.

  • Leonard

    I think Whitney and Chelsea will be renewed as I’m sure NBC needs to have an extra comedy if they plan on going with 3-6 multi-cams heading into next season.

  • Common Anomaly

    If everything is possible, then it is possible for anything to be impossible. – This is known as Harry’s Law.

  • rob60990

    NBC will likely keep Whitney do some kind of multi-cam comedy block on Wednesdays with Roseanne Barr sitcom Downwardly Mobile. Go On will likely get the timeslot after The Office. Up All Night is done.

  • kyle

    If their smart, they will get rid of Whitney and Up All Night. I don’t see why they would keep both shows.

  • Bob

    I am still holding out hope that this disasterous network renews Harry’s Law. I mean I know they love their shows with 2-3 million viewers instead of a 8-10 million viewer show, but come one….how about having one show that has some eyeballs.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I am still holding out hope that this disasterous network renews Harry’s Law. I mean I know they love their shows with 2-3 million viewers instead of a 8-10 million viewer show, but come one….how about having one show that has some eyeballs.”

    I think I may go with Harry’s Law in the headline for every of the remaining weeks. Up All Night was a mistake, it’s just not moving the dial.

  • Raz162

    Ugh. UAN isn’t a great show, but it is a million times better than Whitney.

  • Brian J

    So much of this is guesswork, because we don’t know, broadly speaking, how much NBC wants to clean house and try to build with new shows. That said, both “Whitney” and “Up All Night” are NBCUNiversal shows to some degree, but “UAN” is better reviewed, is similar in tone to its other comedies, and has Lorne Michaels behind it. The difference in ratings is negligible; both could certainly grow, but one isn’t doing so much better than the others. If I had to guess, I’d say “UAN” will be renewed over “Whitney,” but perhaps both will be renwed. I don’t think “Chelsea” stands much of a chance, though.

    NBC has a decent number of potential comedies in contention for next season, but figure that it’s going to need to make room for “Community,” “30 Rock,” “The Office,” “Go On,” “Parks & Recreation,” and almost certainly “Friday Night Dinner.” That’s six right there, but surely, not all of those will be back at the same time. And given that it really, really needs a comedy hit, it’s probably going to order a lot of them to try to find something–anything–that works. This might mean that a lot of the marginal performers get the boot.

  • Steve

    @ Bob and Bill Gorman:

    Nice to see that Harry’s Law has some support. There are plenty of advertisers that would love to know that putting a commercial on during Harry’s Law for such things as Depends, Osteoperosis, Centrum Silver, Viagra, etc. that are geared towards older viewers will actually be targeting the 50+ viewers who watch the show.

    If NBC cancels Harry’s Law, I’m pretty much done with this network because Harry’s Law gets more viewers than stupid Smash does that already got renewed.

  • Common Anomaly

    “I think I may go with Harry’s Law in the headline for every of the remaining weeks.”

    See. Viewers do matter.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “See. Viewers do matter.”

    Touche!

    No mistaking that *our* page-views are good, no matter who they come from!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “If NBC cancels Harry’s Law, I’m pretty much done with this network”

    Sounds like you’re in the bargaining phase of The TV Fan Stages Of Grief.

  • SteveStrifeX

    “I think I may go with Harry’s Law in the headline for every of the remaining weeks.”

    C’mon Bill, don’t go poking the Kathy Bates bear now! ;)

  • chrisss

    I’m probally in the minority here, but if Community and 30 Rock get final seasons they should air Fridays at 8. They have no chance to grow, whereas a new show might be a hit.

  • Bern

    Where does everyone think NBC’s first pickup – the Matthew Perry show ‘Go On’ will go. It sounds pretty compatible with either The Office or 30 Rock, so those shows as lead-in wouldn’t surprise me (although nowadays, both may be less of a blessing and more of a curse.

    My pick-up predictions for comedy are:
    Downwardly Mobile
    Isabel
    1600 Penn
    Susan 313
    I think NBC has space for one more (possibly as a burn-off or following a shortened final 30 Rock season) if it adds another comedy hour.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “C’mon Bill, don’t go poking the Kathy Bates bear now! “

    Let the record show that Kathy Bates poked the bear first!

  • SteveStrifeX

    @Bill Gorman

    LOL! Touche sir, touche

  • chrisss

    And then on Thurs have Go On and Parks and Rec at 8pm and 8.30pm and The Office and a new show (Friday Night Dinner?) at 9pm and 9.30pm. With Up All Night cancelled.

  • Steve

    @ Bill Gorman:

    NBC is going to have 8 million unhappy viewers if they cancel Harry’s Law.

    Bill…do you think another network like AMC, FX, etc. would pick the show up if NBC (aka Kabletown) cancels it?

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