FOX: 'Ben And Kate' Is Likely To Be Canceled, The Extra Episodes Just Postpone The Date

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

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October 23rd, 2012

Click this link for the latest FOX renewal / cancellation information:


Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts the network's decision on renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2012-13 season in May, 2013. (includes results from September 17-October 21, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Fringe (F) final season 0.48
The Mob Doctor :oops: 0.55
Ben And Kate :cry: :cry: 0.75
Raising Hope :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.81
The Mindy Project :) :) :) :) 0.97
Bones :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.02
The Cleveland Show :) :) :) :) 1.03
Bob's Burgers renewed 1.15
American Dad already renewed 1.19
Glee :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.23
New Girl :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.30
Family Guy already renewed 1.57
The Simpsons already renewed 1.61

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The fact that Ben And Kate received a full season order shouldn't give any comfort to its fans about its renewal prospects. With last week's terrible 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, it's now fallen into the "likely to be canceled" range. If you want to look at it from an either/or perspective, assuming Fox wants to keep its 2 hours of sitcoms on Tuesday, and New Girl and Raising Hope are a given for next season, they're going to want to introduce at least one new sitcom, so the lower rated of Ben And Kate and The Mindy Project is on it's way out. The higher rated of the two might be as well, but we'll have plenty of time to talk about that for the rest of the season.

Fox's The Mob Doctor is still certain to be canceled even if it airs through the month of November, and beyond!

Raising Hope is now predicted as "certain to be renewed" even with its somewhat weak early ratings. While the syndication gods ruling Fox aren't quite as predictable as those ruling CBS, it would take nothing short of a cataclysm to prevent the show from getting a fourth season.

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.
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*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, 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.

 
  • K

    @BXguy

    Scrubs

  • POI

    FOX IS REALLY IN BAD SHAPE THIS SEASON AND THEY DESERVE THAT, THE ONLY SHOWS I WATCH ARE COMEDIES WHICH I THINK ARE FUNNY BUT THE REST IS BORING ALTHOUGH IM EXCITED FOR THE FOLLOWING TO PREMIERE.

  • Riff Rafferty

    If “Raising Hope” does moderately well for the majority of the season, it will be renewed for a fourth season.

    Well, Jimmy and Sabrina did wrestle the bear and win.

    But what’s the deal with the whole Melanie Griffith clan taking over FOX Tuesday? The show really blew it not casting Ricki Lake as Shannon Woodward’s mother. Can they at least bring in her in as the twin sister she never knew she had or something?

  • Riff Rafferty

    FOX IS REALLY IN BAD SHAPE THIS SEASON AND THEY DESERVE THAT

    Yup. Karma gets everybody in the end. Speaking of which, thanks, Kevin. Thanks for not airing the leftover “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” and “Breaking In” episodes this summer. I realize you had MUCH MORE profitable things to show, what, with all those “Mobbed” and “30 Seconds to Fame” repeats advertisers JUST COULDN’T WAIT to buy TONS of spots in. To show my sincere appreciation, I got you a Christmas present and I wanted to give it to you early. So, here it is…

    FOX The Mob Doctor 0.9/2
    FOX Ben And Kate 1.2/3

    Sorry, I didn’t have time to gift-wrap it.

  • capslocke

    @tv#1, that’s perfection in a schedule. Too bad FOX will never do it. Kevin Reilly is too heartset on keeping that Tuesday 2-hour comedy block, even tho Fox was nowhere near ready for it. But everything about that schedule was brilliant.

  • Rebecca

    @Riff
    That would be great casting…Ricki Lake as Sabrina’s mom. Too bad it’s too late, I guess.

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    I really like B&K. Hope it sticks around, but if not, oh well. One less show for me…I have many. Back from vacation now and I need to catch up on what I missed some time. Caught up on some already but not RH yet.

  • Charles

    This is a shame because Ben & Kate is THE funniest new comedy this season, hands down. I hope it gets picked up. #fingerscrossed

  • Hades

    Renewed
    Glee
    The Following
    New Girl
    Raising Hope
    Bones

    Cancelled
    Touch
    Ben & Kate
    The Goodwin Games
    Mindy

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