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.

  • JENN


  • Dee Fleming

    Please don’t cancel The Secret Circle

  • lis

    I was disappointed when Heroes was cancelled on NBC. I rarely have interest in the shows that are on at night. I hate reality TV, Some sitcoms are funny, and there are way too many police type shows on. I also don’t watch soap operas. I do watch shows like the vampire diaries and the secret circle. They are the type of shows I like, I love the story lines. The graphics aren’t bad for regular TV. The only thing I hate is when they start a new season and for what ever reason after 2 shows they air a rerun. I was so mad because I started this season and all of a sudden they start showing reruns. By the time I realize they have new shows on they’re almost to the season finaley. I will be very disappointed if the Secret Circle gets cancelled. I look forward to seeing that on Thursday nights.

  • Kathy

    WTF , I LOVED the secret circle
    I watch that show every week just 4 it 2 b cancelled

  • holsieee

    please sign this so the secret circle doessnt get cancelled! come one! like it on facebook! every signing makes a difference!!

  • mddy


    Why cancel The Secret Circle??? it was getting heaps better, i loved it.
    Please bring it back and take off stupid ones like HOD

  • adrian

    CW can’t cancel TSC! this is the only show about witches and I LOVE them! But I sill hope that they wont(sorry for mistakes I’am Polish)

  • HT

    Secret Circle should definetly be renewed! Looking forward for Season 2 so hopefully it continues.

  • kiki jakens

    i think that the secret circle should oviously be renewed its by the same author who wrote the vampire diaries and EVERYONE seems to like it they should like vampire diaries too i like tvd AND the tsc there both good
    plus why would you just end something when its getting real good and its in the middle of it THATS STUPID
    if you do that cw YOUR STUPID

  • kiki jakens

    p.s it has a better chance of renewal if not by the cw probably by abc family or MTV! they got real good shows on their theres a 70% chance it can NOT be cancled

  • malik pope

    Yall sum haters, secret circle better be renewed, screw heart of.dixie

  • anzio

    Renew the Secret Circle. It’s the Cw’s fault that ratings dropped. What did they expect by taking a month long hiatus. Besides, it was the first season and it done very well and the second season would have been even better. Screw hart of dixie, they can move that to some other network that old people watches and Nikita is too much like Alias. The secret circle was one of the most original shows, witches and the balance between being normal kids and having power. I know that the Fans are quite upset and won’t go out without a fight. As for the carrie Diries, who wants to watch some 80s show, unless its that 70s show with Ashton kutcher, its totally gonna suck

  • Jennifer

    THE SECRET CIRCLE–thats messed up because i loved the secret circle i dont think it should get canceled that was the only show i ever really watch and now i cant because it got canceled. the secret circle left off at a really amazing part and now i will never be able to see it because it got canceled. i dont really care for the other shows the secret circle is all i ever watched to me it beat all of them. i dont think the secret circle should be canceled. we dont keed freaking reality shows nobody is going to watch them. leave the good shows on.

  • Kristin

    I love watching the Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, and the Ringer. i love
    watching them all. and i i hope they all get renewed.

  • Catherine

    nooo…tsc not this show is amazing…i love her :'(

  • Chrissy

    I cannot believe this show was canceled…everyone I know loves this show. I never watch any of the other shows so I guess CW will not be on the Tv’s in my house anymore. It was a great show and I think it failed cause the advertising for it wasnt that strong. I couldnt wait for the new season to start. Good bye CW, it was nice watching this show.

  • Keyla

    I LOVE THE SECRET CIRCLE !!!!! Better not cancle it ima b so mad ????

  • Keyla

    Don’t be like abc family canceling the nine lives of Chloe king >:O

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