CW Renew/Cancel Wrap: 'The Secret Circle,' 'Ringer' Canceled; 'Nikita,' 'Hart Of Dixie,' 'Gossip Girl' Renewed

Categories: Cancel/Renew CW Shows,Cancel/Renew Index

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May 15th, 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- May 13, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
The L.A. Complex canceled 0.40
Ringer* canceled 0.68
Nikita (F) renewed 0.69
Gossip Girl  renewed 0.82
Hart Of Dixie renewed 0.84
90210 renewed 0.98
The Secret Circle canceled 0.99
One Tree Hill* final season 1.07
Supernatural (F) renewed 1.09
Vampire Diaries  renewed 1.83

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After having them as "toss ups" for renewal or cancellation for most of the year, I predicted cancellation for both Nikita and Hart Of Dixie, and blew both those calls. After being moved to a "toss up" late in the season, I predicted that The Secret Circle would be renewed, and blew that call too. Props to Robert who called both Hart Of Dixie and The Secret Circle correctly, and missed only Nikita.

My guess is that the late season swoon by The Secret Circle killed it, and I have so little experience with shows that have ratings dives late, I was unable to take it fully into account.

5/18 Update: As expected, The L.A. Complex was nowhere to be found on the CW 2012-13 schedule. It will never air during the US broadcast season again. It will live on in Canada, and wouldn't stun me if it aired during the summer in the US, but we will have to wait and see.

While I did get all the other CW show final predictions correct, there are so few of them that's like saying I lost my thumb and index finger, but the rest of my hand was fine. As a network, the CW proved to be collectively my worst predicted this season by a wide margin. Ouch!

With that the Index bids the 2011-12 CW season adieu, there will be no more CW Renew / Cancel posts until September. Happy summer CW!

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.

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.

 
  • vishwambernath

    Its ridiculus why would dey cancel secret circles, de first season was awesome pls dont cancel next season i wanna watch secret circles…

  • diana b

    I AM EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTED. my 2 favs secret circle and ringer axed! The CW is producing great shows and cancelling them every time, ie. Life unexpected. Please stop. Try a different time slot anything to bring these shows back. This was a real shocker.

  • tsc fan

    dey shud hav cancelled hod,instead of tsc..

  • Ralph

    90210 needs a new show runners so BAD! This season writers have been terrible. Why bring new new writers for Gossip girl when the show is over and not 90210?

    Does anyone have a idea how I can contract the cw about this?

  • file

    That’s not right! The secret circle was amazing! It shouldn’t be cancelled!!

  • GREG

    NIKITA OVER SECRET CIRCLE GO TO HE DOUBLE L C.W.. YOU SUCK!

  • Gus

    IT is a shame The Secret Circle got cancelled. Yet it had better ratings than all the CW shows save for three (The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, and Supernatural). Unbelieveable! Cancelling The Secret Circle and saving overrated Nikita and sluggish Hart Of Dixie. Those new shows better pay off for The CW for it looks like the network is going the way UPN did. Over the cliff.

  • Lexi

    Why is secret circle being canceled??? I love that show You left it wide open then just cancel it what the heck

  • kiki jakens

    u SUCK S. U. C. K. cw THE SECRET CIRCLE WAS THE BEST SHOW EVER AND PLUS IT WAS IN THE LEAD IN FOR VAMPIRE DIARIES WHICH IS ALSO AWSOME………. oh i got an idea while ur at canceling the secret circle WHY DONT U CANCLE VAMPIRE DIARIES ALSO
    U JERK!!

  • kiki jakens

    YEA I ALSO THINK CW IS THE BIGGEST NETWORK OF THE STUPIDS DUMB MENTALLY RETARTED PPL !

  • Christine~

    I am so glad they kept the HOD, VPD, and Nikita!!! Nikta is so intense. I am sad that the Ringer is canceled, but that’s its own fault, the ratings sucked. I think it was just getting good, but most people in our country probably really didn’t about it. The advertising could of been better. No offense TSC fans but really??? It is just a copy of VPD. Supernatural I hear is good but I am not really interested, I am not surprised its renewed! I miss Hellcats though, that too like Ringer was just getting good!

  • roisin

    How stupid. They need to renew Secret Circle now!

  • Nick

    I am happy with all the cancellations except for the secret circle I love that show they should really reconsider give the show another shot in season 2 I know it will get better

  • jesse

    The Secret Circle season 2

  • Peter Mazz

    FUTURE PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2012 – 2013 SEASON:

    The Vampire Diaries – 1.4
    Arrow – 1.01
    Cult – 0.7 – 0.9
    Supernatural – 0.7 – 0.8 – Renewed for last season of 22 episodes
    The Beauty And The Beast – 0.8
    90210 – 0.8 – Renewed for last season of 22 episodes
    Hart of Dixie – 0.6 – 0.7 – Cancelled
    Gossip Girl – 0.6 (Ended)
    Nikita – 0.5 – Renewed only for syndication
    Emily Owens M.D – 0.5 (Cancelled)
    The Carrie Diaries – 0.4 – 0.5 (Cancelled)

  • Peter Mazz

    Also…

    America’s Next Top Model – 0.3 – 0.4 – Cancelled after cycle 19

  • Peter Mazz

    Hart of Dixie – 0.6 – 0.7 – Renewed

    @Bill… i think you should put an edit button again ;)

  • Lauren

    The CW cancelled shows like tSC because it costs too much to make. HoD and Nikita and all those shows that had a lower renew/cancel index got renewed because they are not as expensive to make. My cousin was the art director on tSC, and it was supposed to be renewed, it got great ratings in the end, and it was a great show, it was stupid that they decided not to renew it. And now the feedback page for tSC on cwtv.com because they have got so much negative feedback about cancelling it.

  • Richard

    Nikita rocks! Soooo happy it’s been renewed! Good plot lines! Great actors & action scenes! Percy & Amanda are gr8 foils to Nikita!

  • joko ono

    Here we go again!-Nikita

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