FOX: 'Touch' Falls To A "Toss Up" For Renewal Or Cancellation

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May 1st, 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 29, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Fringe (F) renewed 0.50
I Hate My Teenage Daughter* canceled 0.61
Breaking In canceled 0.66
The Cleveland Show renewed 0.70
Allen Gregory * canceled 0.72
The Finder (some F) :cry: :cry: 0.83
Raising Hope renewed 0.88
Bob's Burgers :| :| :| 0.88
Terra Nova * canceled 0.90
Alcatraz* :cry: :cry: 0.93
American Dad renewed 0.98
Napoleon Dynamite* :| :| :| 1.06
Bones renewed 1.06
House final season 1.10
Touch :| :| :| 1.22
The Simpsons renewed 1.22
New Girl renewed 1.35
Glee renewed 1.37
Family Guy renewed 1.39

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Recipe for Touch being a "toss up" for renewal or cancellation:

  • 1 part ratings that have fallen in all but one week of its run
  • 1 part Fringe renewal, removing an hour from the 2012-13 schedule for 13 episodes

Mix and wait for Fan Excuse Bingo play to begin!

Those who'll jump to play the "Fox can't cancel all their rookie dramas" square, may wish to refresh their memory about what happened last season.

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

 
  • Nick

    FRINGE – 44 (-2)
    RAISING HOPE – 25 (-3)
    ALCATRAZ – 37 (+2)
    TOUCH – 26 (+2)

  • Tony

    @Nick your votes are a mess… I don’t know what you tried to do because u gave 1 point to touch and 4 to Alcatraz
    so I’m going to go off Liz’s votes from the last page:

    FRINGE – 49 (+3)
    RAISING HOPE – 30 (+2)
    ALCATRAZ – 30 (-3)
    TOUCH – 23(-2)

    @Rebecca I really wish I hadn’t watched the first episode because I can’t watch anymore until after my exams but It’s difficult not to!

  • Dennis

    FRINGE – 52 (+3)
    RAISING HOPE – 27 (-3)
    ALCATRAZ – 28 (-2)
    TOUCH – 25(+2)

  • Rebecca

    @Tony and @Dennis, (Sorry about this…)
    You both voted too early today. Tony’s last vote (May 5) was at 8:02 am PST so voting today at 7:16 am PST is 48 minutes too early. Dennis’s last vote (May 5) was at 9:48 am PST, and today the vote was at 8:06 am PST so that’s 102 minutes too early. The 24 hour rule (24 hours between votes) applies to every day including Saturdays and Sundays. When you vote at a new time, it needs to be later than when you voted before (and then just remember the new time). No shows are close to reaching 100 points yet anyway, so this little delay won’t affect much. And @Nick messed up two vote totals, which @Tony caught, so we’re reverting back to Liz’s totals from the previous page. Next person to vote goes off this:

    FRINGE – 46
    RAISING HOPE – 28
    ALCATRAZ – 33
    TOUCH – 25

  • Rebecca

    @Tony
    Well, when your exams are over you can celebrate with a RH marathon. :-D

  • Dennis

    @Rebecca
    My new votes then, I thought it was 1 vote/day not every 24hrs
    :)

    FRINGE – 49 (+3)
    RAISING HOPE – 25 (-3)
    ALCATRAZ – 31 (-2)
    TOUCH – 27 (+2)

  • Scott

    Sorry to be a noob but how does this vote thing work?

  • Rebecca

    @Scott
    The full game rules are in a comment by @tvfreak on page 2. The game on NBC’s thread is over now (winner declared), but it’s still going here and on the ABC and CBS threads.

  • Tony

    @Rebecca who won the NBC game?
    It’s really hard not to just stick on RH when I’m breaking from study, but I need my head clear :)

    FRINGE – 52 (+3)
    RAISING HOPE – 27 (+2)
    ALCATRAZ – 28 (-3)
    TOUCH – 25 (-2)

  • tvfreak

    @Tony: Community won, with 30 Rock as the runner-up.

    FRINGE – 49 (-3)
    RAISING HOPE – 29 (+2)
    ALCATRAZ – 26 (-2)
    TOUCH – 28 (+3)

    “You know what they didn’t have in the 1950s? Seat belt laws!”
    -Rebecca Madsen, from Alcatraz episode 1.04 “Cal Sweeney”

  • Tony

    @TVFREAK
    Community? Well deserved :)

  • Nick

    Sorry about the error..
    FRINGE – 46 (-3)
    RAISING HOPE – 27 (-2)
    ALCATRAZ – 29 (+3)
    TOUCH – 30 (+2)

  • Chris

    I couldn’t stomach another episode of Touch after the second time I watched it. Out of principle and the good of humanity it need to be cancelled. LOL.

  • Rebecca

    @Tony
    Yep, what @tvfreak said. Community. :-D

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    FRINGE – 49 (+3)
    RAISING HOPE – 29 (+2)
    ALCATRAZ – 27 (-2)
    TOUCH – 27 (-3)

  • Ginger

    Monday
    8:00 Bones
    9:00 Untitled Kevin Williamson (15 episodes) / Touch (13 episodes)

    Tuesday
    8:00 Little Brother (new)
    8:30 Raising Hope (new time)
    9:00 New Girl
    9:30 Untitled Mindy Kaling (new)

    Wednesday
    8:00 X Factor / American idol
    9:30 The Goodwin Games (new)

    Thursday
    8:00 X Factor / American idol (results)
    9:00 Glee (new time)

    Friday
    8:00 Hell’s Kitchen / Kitchen Nightmares
    9:00 Fringe (13 episodes) / Alcatraz (new time)

    Sunday
    8:00 The Simpsons
    8:30 The Cleveland Show
    9:00 Family Guy
    9:30 American Dad

    Midseason Replacements
    Untitled Karyn Usher Project (new drama)
    El Jefe (new comedy)
    New Fox is My Nanny (new comedy)

  • Liz

    @Chris

    I still like Touch, but its not “must watch” .. it passes an hour when I’m bored

  • Liz

    FRINGE – 52 (+3)
    RAISING HOPE – 31 (+2)
    ALCATRAZ – 25 (-2)
    TOUCH – 24 (-3)

    “The man I knew wouldn’t destroy a universe!” – Nina Sharpe, Fringe 4×21

  • Rebecca

    I skipped voting yesterday so I could get back to a morning vote time.

    FRINGE – 49 (-3)
    RAISING HOPE – 34 (+3)
    ALCATRAZ – 23 (-2)
    TOUCH – 26 (+2)

    quote from The X Files [1.22]:
    Mulder: You got a brother, don’t you, Scully?
    Scully: Yeah, I’ve got an older one and a younger one.
    Mulder: Well, have you ever thought about calling one of them all day long and then all of a sudden the phone rings and it’s one of them calling you?
    Scully: Does this pitch somehow end with a way for me to lower my long distance charges?

  • Rebecca

    Hey, was Jennifer Garner in a recent episode of Fringe? Saw a screengrab pic and thought the actress in it looked a lot like her.

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