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

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.
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.


  • :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.

  • Liz


    No she wasn’t, I have a feeling the screen grab you saw was of John Nobles daughter who made a guest appearance, I thought she had a bit of Jennifer Garner to her

  • Rebecca

    Thanks. She did look a bit like her. I thought that would have been cool to have her on, since Alias was also a JJ Abrams show.

  • Nick

    FRINGE – 47 (-2)
    RAISING HOPE – 31 (-3)
    ALCATRAZ – 26 (+3)
    TOUCH – 28 (+2)

  • Dennis

    I’m going with Rebecca’s votes because @Nick you have to wait 24hrs between votes

    FRINGE – 52 (+3)
    RAISING HOPE – 31 (-3)
    ALCATRAZ – 21 (-2)
    TOUCH – 28 (+2)

  • Rebecca

    Yeah, @Nick had made an error with his original vote yesterday and when he voted again later (since we didn’t count the first vote) it was after 5 pm PST. Sorry @Nick. I know that means your vote times don’t sync up with the other threads, but we’re still a ways from getting a winner on this thread anyway. Just vote tomorrow at whatever time was on the other threads you voted on today.

  • Rebecca

    ^Of course, tomorrow is Tuesday so new threads will be up – we wait until @tvfreak starts the game up again on page 2 of comments.

  • bob

    24 tv movies!

  • Tony

    FRINGE – 55 (+3)
    RAISING HOPE – 28 (-3)
    ALCATRAZ – 23 (+2)
    TOUCH – 26 (-2)

  • tvfreak

    Okay, I officially give up on trying to keep Fringe down.

    FRINGE – 58 (+3)
    RAISING HOPE – 25 (-3)
    ALCATRAZ – 21 (-2)
    TOUCH – 28 (+2)

    From Raising Hope episode 1.18 “Cheaters” –
    Virginia: All college guys cheat when they’re in a long distance relationship. Why do you think I didn’t let your dad go off to college?
    Jimmy: ‘Cos he didn’t graduate high school?
    Virginia: For your information, there are universities that advertise on late night television that are willing to overlook that.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    FRINGE – 61 (+3)
    RAISING HOPE – 27 (+2)
    ALCATRAZ – 19 (-2)
    TOUCH – 25(-3)

  • Rebecca

    FRINGE – 63 (+2)
    RAISING HOPE – 30 (+3)
    ALCATRAZ – 16 (-3)
    TOUCH – 23 (-2)

    quote from The X Files [6.17]
    Scully: (about the body, chopped in half) Should we arrest David Copperfield?
    Mulder: (seriously) Yes, we should… but not for this.

  • Liz

    FRINGE – 66 (+3)
    RAISING HOPE – 27(-3)
    ALCATRAZ – 14 (-2)
    TOUCH – 25 (+2)

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Wouldn’t be fun if Fox suddenly came to its senses and told WB, “Oh, hell, no, we’re not renewing Fringe!” :-)

    They could blame the initial decision on the crack the WB sales team passed around at the meeting… :-)

  • Rebecca

    Voting in the elimination game now closed on this thread. It has continued on page 2 of the new Fox thread posted today.

  • Kevin c

    The Nielson needs to track DVR and Tevo thats why a lot of these shows dont get the live ratings. Tera Nova and Touch have great plots and deserve second seasons to explore them. A lot of shows in history flop season ones and recover seasons to come. Some don’t but it gets frustrating getting into a show then it go’s off the air.

  • ls

    I love touch!!!!!!! Please don’t cancel!!!!!!!!!

  • Patti

    Come on guys. DON’T CANCEL TOUCH. THIS SHOW IS AWESOME! I liked Terra Nova. But, it cost a lot of money to produce. Glee is dumb, dumb, dumb. And, I didn’t watch American Midol. Boring, snooze. Touch is something different.

  • heartofdixie

    Keep heart of Dixie!!

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