CW: 'The Secret Circle' Falls To A "Toss Up" For Renewal Or Cancellation

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May 1st, 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 29, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
The L.A. Complex :oops: 0.44
Ringer* :oops: 0.68
Nikita (F) :| :| :| 0.69
Gossip Girl :) :) :) :) 0.82
Hart Of Dixie :| :| :| 0.82
90210 :) :) :) :) 0.98
The Secret Circle :| :| :| 1.01
One Tree Hill* final season 1.07
Supernatural (F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.08
Vampire Diaries :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.81


5/3 Update: The Vampire Diaries, 90210 & Supernatural have all been renewed.

While I still think that The Secret Circle has a better chance at renewal than Nikita and Hart of Dixie, after two consecutive 0.5 adults 18-49 ratings I can no longer consider it "likely to be renewed" and it's now down to a "toss up" for renewal or cancellation.

And while The L.A. Complex may have a long and happy life in Canada, after its six episodes run on the CW this spring, you'll never see it on The CW again because of its dreadful ratings. I've also moved Ringer to "certain cancellation". As now the lowest rated CW show on any night (save TLAC), it's done.

This is the last "regular" CW Renew/Cancel Index post of the 2011-12 season. Next week Robert and I combine for our annual "Oddsmakers" final predictions for the season.

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.

  • Michelle

    I watch both The Secret Circle and Hart of Dixie. I would much rather them renew HOD then TSC. TSC has totally lost my interest and HOD just gets better. I really hope HOD doesn’t get cancelled.

  • It Girl

    Gossip Girl estimated to 0.5/1
    Hart Of Dixie estimated to 0.6/1

  • King

    Last night ratings:

    1. GG 0.5
    2. HoD 0.7

  • Charmed

    HoD got 0.7! I hope it’s true, then it will definitely get renewed.

  • Selen


    What’s your source for ratings, since you get them before TvbytheNumbers and SpoilerTv?

  • King

    Thisi is right numbers: (sory for before)

    CW – Gossip Girl
    8pm: Viewers: 954,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)
    8:30 pm: Viewers: 785,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)


    CW – Hart of Dixie
    9pm: Viewers: 1.32 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)
    9:30 pm: Viewers: 1.34 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

  • Charmed

    GG got a lot less than a million viewers again, plus down a lot in it’s second half hour, and only a .4 18-49! There excuse for possibly renewing it was for the fans, but really, what fans are there now? Save the network and cancel it!

  • cbanks

    I don’t want Secret Circle to get canceled :( It is getting so good.

  • RaShae

    renew the secret cirle!!!!

  • roisin

    the secret circle has to be renewed ,it’s such a good show !! :D

  • Soup

    Omg SECRET CIRCLE ! Tat is the ONLY thing I watch on CW! Wat the hell NOOO!!!!!

  • Lilith

    The Secret Circle will probably be cancelled. It SHOULD be cancelled. Everything about it is horrible. The actors, the story, everything. This quote of Cassie “HOW CAN THERE BE DEMONS!?” has been stuck in my head ever since I heard it. The acting is completely horrible. The show doesn’t deserve a quarter shot. I can’t imagine it getting renewed. I hope they just make a remake by casting REAL actors and make the show realistic in a realistic way. Not by saying “HOW CAN THERE BE DEMONS!?”.

    P.S. Phoebe is the only real actor there in my opinion.

  • amv

    i hope they renew the secret circle and the vampire diary thurday nite are family t.v time and my kids love these shows and supernaturl is a must keep i love it All others we dont care for.

  • anna

    I really hope they renew TSC because I don’t really like heart of dixie, nor do i find it appealing. TSC is way better, in my opinion. I think that a major contributor to its drop in ratings was the 3 week brake. That made me want to quit watching it, thank go i didn’t. It really just depends on what people prefer to watch. I enjoy watching supernatural shows more then shows like LA complex and HoD . But i mean, its all up to the CW. the secret circle is extremely addicting, theres so much thats going on. If it doesnt get renewed i think i might go into shock. I have no idea how im going to be able to cope.

  • Mia

    Renew Nikita! It’s the best show on TV! JMO

  • Mary Kate

    I seriously hope TSC gets renewed, that and TVD are my favorite shows. I’d be so sad if it was cancelled over HOD or ringer. This sucks because so many people DVR things and I’m not sure if that is calculated into the ratings

  • russell washington

    I love the secret circle…. I’m sorry people that show and vampire diary is my everything and more especially on Thursday….the ringer is awesome 2…. I use to like 90210 bnut that’s before I realize every Damn person on that show would date each other….Nikia and hart Ummm I don’t even know what they r for real

  • meg

    you guys SUCKKKK! bring back the secret circle. best show on the cw besides the vampire diaries. i am really disappointed with the cw now.

  • Gina

    Please renew The Secret Circle!! This season has only had a few good shows and this was one of them. The new shows that the network is trying to push are becoming more and more dull and uninteresting.Pretty soon all the good old shows will be in their final season and there will be nothing good on tv. What then?

  • Julia

    The secret circle needs to be renewed it’s the best show on the CW by far and of its cancelled I’m never watching the CW again

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