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.

Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. This season you can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. The Cancellation Bear will retweet all the Renew/Cancel Index post titles and links as well as engage in a little more back and forth banter than we do on our standard @TVbytheNumbers Twitter feed.

*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.

  • The Nightmare

    I wish Bones would move back to thursday, monday isn’t a good day for dramas on Fox.

  • Martine

    Its smarter to pull a show quickly if the ratings are dismal. Then you piss off less people. The more time people put into a story, the more upset they will be if they simply wasted it without ever finding out where it was supposed to go.

  • TeeVeeViewer

    I hope “The Mindy Project” isn’t far behind Mob Boss being cancelled. It’s painfully unfunny.

  • Jon

    Mob Doctor really isn’t a very good show. The acting isn’t all that great, and none of the characters seem to be all that likable. The lead actress in the show should carry the show and not drag it down. I was unsympathetic to her character and she did nothing to help the audience relate to her.

  • Ross in Canada

    The Mob Doctor is so brutally bad that one has to wonder what FOX was thinking putting it on the Fall Schedule. I hung in through the first 2 episodes and then canceled if from my PVR. I’m actually surprised they are bothering to air a 3rd episode tonight. This doctor really needs to consider euthanasia.

  • Sally

    @ KJ Styles

    Hugh Laurie did want to do one more season. But Fox, which currently spends $5 million an episode for House, wanted to see a cut in the show’s license fee before considering a renewal. This is according to a TV Guide article, link below. Also, Hugh Laurie might of been willing to take a pay cut to bring expenses down.

  • patty

    I like the Mob Doctor – different twist of cop and doctor shows. give it time!

  • jack

    Mob Doctor has hugh potential. I hope the bear misses this easy prey.

  • Darlene

    I like The Mob Doctor. I hope it survives.

  • Darlene

    Give The Mob Doctor time to develop a following. I think it has killer potential for interesting story lines. I didn’t even know anything about it until I happened to catch a promo while channel surfing one evening. They introduce so many new shows at the same time it is hard to catch each one.

  • Jackie

    The mob Doctor is a great show! hopefully peoples minds will change.

  • Patricia

    Really was getting into Mob Doctor, but wrong channel. A shame if cancelled.

  • brittany leighton

    I love the Mob Doctor i hope they give it a chance and it has at least 66 thousand likes on FB.

  • law

    Save the Mob Doctor! Fantastic! Sopranos meets ER! Give it a chance!

  • Jazmin

    Seriously? Its monday…. I RATHER WATCH MOB DOCTOR THAN RERUNS OF “THE BIG BANG THEORY”! T.B.B.T is like in every channel!!!!

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