This week there were no renewals or cancellations announced for any of the broadcast network's scripted shows (but Showtime announced a third season renewal of Homeland if you just can't stand not having any renewal news). While not renewals, CBS gave full season “back nine” orders for Elementary and Vegas.
In last week's Renew/Cancel Index for ABC on Tuesday, Nashville fell to a toss-up, but the good news for Nashville fans is rating stabilized for its third episode.
Woefully Rated 'Nikita' Is Likely To Be Renewed; Wait, WHAT??!! (Redux)
Bill appropriately titled last Tuesday's Renew/Cancel post for CW with the bold text above. The conventional wisdom is that once Nikita was picked up for a third season it would be shepherded along to at least a fourth to get to 88 episodes for syndication purposes. Granted, conventional wisdom doesn't usually involve shows as low-rated as Nikita, but it's not like Nikita's ratings were any good last year either and while CW execs probably hoped for the best with the changes to the Friday night lineup, it surely knew that there was a good possibility the ratings would get worse than last year.
But then the preliminary ratings for Friday came out -- a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating (yes, that could be adjusted up to a 0.3 in the finals -- woot!) prompting questions like:
"is woefuller a word?"
It also begs the question of "just how crazy are the syndication gods that they would demand -- d-e-m-a-n-d -- more episodes of Nikita?" There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that when it comes to ratings the syndication gods make some demands that to mere mortals like me seem pretty crazy. But Nikita ratings style C-R-A-Z-Y?!
That's a reasonable question and one that I'm pretty curious to learn the answer to myself. While I'm not as comfortable as Bill, because of syndication I wouldn't have Nikita as likely or certain to be canceled either. I definitely wouldn't bet any money Nikita will be canceled, but I'm not sure I'd bet $5 it will be renewed either! I'd have it on the bubble.
I hope Nikita fans won't hate me, but I'm kind of rooting for a 0.1 A18-49 rating just to see @TheCancelBear squirm...or perhaps go crazy and ride a tricycle!
|Private Practice||ABC||Cancelled/Final Season|
|666 Park Avenue||ABC|
|Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23||ABC|
|Once Upon a Time||ABC|
|Made in Jersey||CBS||Cancelled|
|Good Wife, The||CBS|
|How I Met Your Mother||CBS|
|Two and a Half Men||CBS|
|Person of Interest||CBS|
|Mike & Molly||CBS|
|2 Broke Girls||CBS|
|Big Bang Theory, The||CBS||Renewed|
|Gossip Girl||CW||Final Season|
|Hart of Dixie||CW|
|Emily Owens, M.D.||CW|
|Beauty and the Beast||CW|
|The Vampire Diaries||CW|
|Mob Doctor, The||FOX|
|Ben & Kate||FOX|
|Mindy Project, The||FOX|
|Cleveland Show, The||FOX|
|30 Rock||NBC||Final Season|
|The Office||NBC||Final Season|
|Up All Night||NBC|
|Guys with Kids||NBC|
|New Normal, The||NBC|
|Law & Order: SVU||NBC|
|Parks & Recreation||NBC|