CW: 'Emily Owens, M.D.' Is Likely To Be Canceled

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

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October 30th, 2012

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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 28, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Nikita (F) :) :) :) :) 0.34
Emily Owens, M.D. :cry: :cry: 0.54
Gossip Girl final season 0.54
90210 :| :| :| 0.63
Hart Of Dixie :| :| :| 0.77
Beauty And The Beast :| :| :| 1.12
Supernatural :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.18
Arrow :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.66
Vampire Diaries :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.88

Ratings for freshman drama Emily Owens, M.D. started low, and went even lower in its second week. It's now likely to be canceled.

How can Nikita with absolutely "look away" bad ratings be "likely to be renewed"? The pull of a fourth season for syndication purposes is one of the strongest forces in the TV universe. Read more about it here.

Because the folks at the CW seem to like short final seasons for their veteran shows, 90210 could be renewed for a 13 episode final season next year, even with its terrible ratings, that's why it's just a "toss up" for cancellation or renewal. They could certainly re-ealuate their penchant for short final seasons if schedule time next season gets tight though. Read more about it here.

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.


  • :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, 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.

  • alexjones

    if nikita gets renewed, I think it might be one of the lowest rated shows to be renewed in telivision history, even including cable telivision.

  • Bill Gorman

    “if nikita gets renewed, I think it might be one of the lowest rated shows to be renewed in telivision history, even including cable telivision.”

    Maybe not on a relative basis. Fox renewed both ‘Til Death (Sony syndication giveaway) and Dollhouse (who the hell knows) at ratings levels that were perhaps lower vs. the rest of their shows at the time.

  • John A

    Emily Owens only Likely to be Canceled? You guys are getting soft with your predictions surely its certain to be canceled.

  • Bill Gorman

    “Emily Owens only Likely to be Canceled? You guys are getting soft with your predictions surely its certain to be canceled.”

    Not soft, forward thinking.

    We’ll soon hit a period where there is nothing new happening (I’ve already hit that wall with the Fox post), and downgrading EOMD to “certain to be canceled” is another headline!

  • hammard

    Bye-Bye Emily Owens. We’ll always remember you for…erm…er…well maybe not ;)

  • Kippa

    Why any syndication people want to buy Nikita?

  • agnes

    Gosh, cancel 90210. Renew Nikita and place it in the summer instead. Throw away all the dead weight. If it isn’t getting good ratings, dump it.

  • Tessa

    Is it time for Nikita rating jokes yet? I’ll start.
    Nikita’s ratings are so low they hire microbiologists to analyze them. :D

  • Ricky

    Hopefully Nikita doesn’t get canceled – I haven’t gotten into it yet, I want it to be worth it!

    Elimination Game: Enjoy!

  • david

    I mentioned that at the end of the last RC index but if you missed it. The CW a couple of weeks ago started showing a web series on there site. more news at:

  • NikitaLover2012


    What are you talking about? Have you check the DVDs sales? We are so freaking popular in China!

    Just full of haters cause you all know Nikita if not on Friday would rate higher than Supernatural. We should be behind Arrow! CW LEFT US THERE TO DIE!

  • Micheal

    No don’t get it

  • hammard

    *pedantic alert* Low is a term for depth whilst microbiologists studies things that are small

    My own terrible attempt: Nikita’s ratings are now so low James Cameron’s planning to make a film about trying to find them ;)

  • Michael

    Is it really fair of Mark Pedowitz to cancel any other CW show, when Nikita has been renewed, even though its the least successful show on prime-time television? Lol. But then again, he did cancel Secret Circle.

  • hammard

    And before anyone says anything I am a fan of Nikita.

  • Lisa

    SERIOUS stop the dump not funny jokes!! and Nikita is a GOOD show its just dont get good promoted by the CW like they do with TVD and Arrow.. ITS NOT FAIR!!

  • Michael

    I’m still convinced Nikita is going to be cancelled- every rule has its exception, and “third seasons shows are usually renewed” has never been tested with ratings this low.


    Emily Owens has to be cancelled, still seeking MD treatment due to watching the pilot

  • Lisa

    @hammard you said your a fan of Nikita.. Then why the hell you make so dump not funny joke about it ???!!!


    @ Tessa

    Good One! A real LOL!

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