FOX: 'The Mob Doctor' Is Certain To Be Canceled; Yes, Already

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

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September 25th, 2012

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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2012-13 season in May, 2013. (includes results from September 17-23, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
The Mob Doctor :oops: 0.67
Bones :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.03
Glee :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.30

The cancellation bear was going to hibernate until October 2 this year (he's getting on in years, and needs his rest), but the premiere flop of Fox's The Mob Doctor and its certain cancellation has roused him early because the show might already be gone by October 2. He's not happy about being awake already, but the early meal will console him somewhat.

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*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, 2013
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2013
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2013
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2013
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2013

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 past television seasons.

  • RyanCanada

    Its sad that Mob Doctor is doing bad, because that show is hella good. it was one of the new pilots that made me actually excited to see the second show.

  • Shawn

    What a shame….I really likek the show. But again, this is why I hate watching new shows. People don’t watch good shows, but will always continue to watch the crappy reality shows that are on tv..very sad…television sucks now days

  • James

    wait – fox only cancels good shows…

    but this one looked like it really sucked

    now I’m just confused…

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    Time to fit the Mob Doctor with a pair of cement shoes.

    For the series finale I recommend they use two 80 lb bags of Sakrete 5000+ Concrete Mix = Professional strength 5000 psi concrete mix for commercial structural applications and superior durability.

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    Ok, I never saw a single second of Mob Doctor but I have this visceral instinctive hatred of it.

    Its like the show itself is giving off bad vibes disturbing the fabric of the universe or something.

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    If they dont use the cement shoes idea maybe the Doc could walk into a restaurant with Journeys “Dont Stop Believing” playing on the jukebox and gunshot is heard as the screen goes all blazing white and the docs body hitting the floor with a thud. Then cut to commercial.

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    The last time I hated a show a much as Mob Doctor was The Knights of Prosperity or TKOP as fans of that train wreck called it.

  • seasic

    Mob Doctor seems like a Children’s Hospital spoof…

  • torpeau

    We’ve seen two Mob Doctors and thought they were okay. Sorry to see it lose out.

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    Here an idea for a better show than Mob Doctor.

    Put 4 camera in the lobby of a hotel and just let the camera run for 20 minutes and nothing else. No cast, no camera men, no sets, just the cameras and when a commercial comes on keep the show on in a small box in the corner of the screen. All the show HOTEL LOBBY. And it would be broadcast live. Whatever happened would happen. At the start of each episode an episode title would be on the screen SEASON 1 EPISODE 1. And thats it. Extremely low cost!!!

  • Doug

    @Mary – you’re also assuming that a good deal of the audience pays attention to ratings and such – they don’t. Most people probably can’t name what network most shows are on.

  • Dan

    As of September 27, todays date, The Mob Doctor is still scheduled for next week which leads me to believe that the show will last Until October 8 and it will either be pulled or moved to Fridays/Saturdays.

  • Riff Rafferty

    Rather than have to promote the replacement show twice (now and again after the World Series), Fox may let The Mob Doctor air episodes three and four. Then the postseason baseball platform can be used to promote the new series that’ll debut in November.

    What series would that be? They bought virtually nothing. And Kevin Bacon capped the basically-awful “The Following” at 15 episodes.

  • Neil

    @Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    The Knights of Prosperity was fantastic! Chocolate Thunder :-)

  • Nadine

    I’m a big fan of Bones, but this has got to be the last season.

  • FOXkid

    I really like The Mob Doctor! :( Nielsen viewers suck! :P

  • a p garcia

    TMD=Bear Food and ASAP.

  • Justin121

    The Mob Doc is one of the best shows currently on the air.

    Enjoy your 9,000th bland sitcom, boring procedural, and singing competition.

  • Tested

    I’m going to throw this out.. Fox would have been better off keeping Alcatraz and not putting Mob Doctor on. I was curious about Alcatraz when I heard about it before last season and tuned in to see what it was about. It was a good show and I was sorry to see it go. It had elements of a cop show with sci-fi and some history thrown in. That intrigued me. It was different and well done.

    When I heard about Mob Doctor… it just didn’t interest me and I didn’t watch. I suspect I’m not alone. It sounds like just another crime drama with some kind of medical overtones.

    Fox needed to keep a quirky show like Alcatraz on the schedule. I suspect they regret that decision now.

    The only saving grace about this mess is that it may bring the only new Fox show that interests me on the air sooner: The Following – starring Kevin Bacon.

  • brutony

    RRROOOAAARRR!!!! This ones being eaten up before the October snowfalls!

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