CW: Why Do 'The Secret Circle' Fans Hate 'The Beauty & The Beast'? (Poll)

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

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November 13th, 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-November 11, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Nikita (F) :) :) :) :) 0.37
Emily Owens, M.D. :oops: 0.49
Gossip Girl final season 0.50
90210 :| :| :| 0.60
Hart Of Dixie :| :| :| 0.77
Beauty And The Beast :| :| :| 1.01
Supernatural :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.18
Arrow :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.60
Vampire Diaries :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.92

CW rookie The Beauty & The Beast is currently a "toss up" for renewal or cancellation. Its ratings are too close to sophomore Hart Of Dixie's for me to make a call between them at this point (particularly if you factor out the BATB premiere). I hope there's some separation later in the season that will clear things up, but based on recent CW history that may be wishful thinking.

What is very clear is that a cadre of vocal fans of the 2011-12 casualty The Secret Circle hate The Beauty & The Beast with the fire of a thousand suns.

While the reasons for each fan's hate may be different, that doesn't stop me from asking what our readers think. Vote as many times as your fingers will allow!

Emily Owens, M.D. is certain 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.

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  • :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.

  • Tori

    @Sabina: Agreed. I was going to watch Beauty and the Beast, since I’ve always loved that story, but then I saw she was in it and gave that idea up quickly.

  • Cathy

    Beauty & the Beast has already been done. If anyone out there is over 40 you should remember the show Beauty & the Beast with Ron Pearlman as the Beast & Linda Hamilton the Beauty. For it’s time it was a decent show & it last for a while. This new one is boring. I quit watching after 3 episodes. I also cannot believe that you cancelled the Secret Circle. I have read the books & I thought it was pretty good. In addition to Ringer. Why does the CW keep shows on for 1 or 2 seasons then cancel them leaving the ending unfinished. If your going to cancel a show at least wrap up the story.

  • Jonas

    Who cares. So long as Arrows ratings remain strong.

  • Martine

    I am going with the voices in their heads. it can be no other reason.

  • Martine

    @ Cathy; Beauty and the Beast has already been done long before the show in the 80s. Its a Fairy Tale that has been around from before people wrote stories down. Whats your point?
    This doesn’t mean that a show can’t have the same name. Its based on the 80’s show about as much as the 80’s show was based on the original story. Meaning they are nothing alike. But there is no point in arguing originality when you deal with a story as old as time and repeated often.
    That said, I never liked the mushy sensitive Vincent, and I do like this show. Its different and fun. Its not deep, its not all that smart. Nothing on the CW fits that description. It is got action, mystery, romance, and its fun. Its growing better.

  • Martine

    @ Tom; Why so serious?

  • Shannon

    Because we had to suffer Kristin Kreuk’s horrific acting for 8 years on Smallville then she gets a show as a lead character again. She is horrible. Luckily I have tivo so I can fast forward all the crappy Lana scenes in Smallville. She can’t act everything sounds the same when she talks from sad to angry and I am sorry but she isn’t even that pretty.

  • warl2000

    The CW has to reconsider and Bring back TSC. It was a great show and they let us down with their bad decision and even worst that they didn’t released the dvd that we would like to keep as fans of the show

  • Brandy

    It’s number 3.I have a friend who just today posted on fb”A new doctor show on CW cancelled whooo!First GG,now this, next deep six the rest of the show and then the network ” cause some SC are bitter,petty,immature,selfish people who don’t care if people loose thier jobs,livelihood or fans are deprived of a show they like if the shows are cancelled.Theyre sore losers who cant deal with SCs cancellation like a adult(as I assume many are) -my friend is 33 btw.They don’t realize by bashing or not watching CW shows,that SC is still gonna stay/be cancelled.They don’t realize fans of the other shows have feelings as do the workers at CW /on these shows and that it’s hurtful,disrectful to say things like that and that some people might have thier feelings hurt,feel insulted ect. They don’t realize or care about the hard work that workers on the shows put in and they know how it feels to have thier show cancelled,have people diss it yet they do the same.Theybdont care or realize that the shows they’re rooting for to get cancelled have fans too.

  • Brandy

    Some ringer & SC think that that by throwing tantrums and hissy fussy fits like my five year old stepbrother that’ll bring back the shows,wheatear it’s a two wrap up movie or a full season but it won’t,it’ll simply have the opposite effect on MP reading how happy they are that EO and GG are cancelled,how they hope the network go under. Why should/would he want to be nice and bring it back for people like that?.They tried to save SC & Ringer,it didn’t work and now it’s time to move on.Those people need a life rather than stewing about it, hating on/bashing CW and celbrating evry cancellation and hoping for the downfall and unemployment of people they dont even know, they could do much with the extra time and all that energy,anger ect,they could do something positive & constructive .They have the right to not like or not watch cw shows or stop watching cw in protest, but they don’t have to trash other shows,they’re behaving like bullies -bullies get pleasure from picking on /hurting others to make themselves feel bigger,better and SC ,Ringer fans(I guess) it seems to make them feel better about themselves to trash cw for canceling thier show or hoping CW closes up shop.

  • Nick

    I know I will get razzed for this but my family LOVES Hart of Dixie, it is different from the crazy teen angst of some of the other CW shows, in fact…that hour is the only time we turn to The CW.

  • Vanessa

    TVD will come back for another season!!! I hope we get a 4th season of Nikita and a 3rd season of Hart of Dixie!!!

  • Jana

    We, the fans of TSC hate Beauty and the Beast because it is in the place of where TSC should be.

    I for one refuse to watch Beauty and the Beast just because of that reason.

  • Claudia

    I never watched TSC, but Im loving BATB and hoping to come back for a 2nd. season…

  • Kate

    Love Beauty and the Beast! They deserved that Favorite New Tv Drama People’s Choice Awards, and also a second season!

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