CW: 'Emily Owens, MD' Is Still Certain To Be Canceled

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

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November 27th, 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 25, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Nikita (F) :) :) :) :) 0.38
Emily Owens, M.D. :oops: (canceled 11/28) 0.52
Gossip Girl final season 0.53
90210 :| :| :| 0.64
Hart Of Dixie :| :| :| 0.79
Beauty And The Beast :| :| :| 1.01
Supernatural :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.24
Arrow :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.65
Vampire Diaries :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.95

11/28 Update: Emily Owens, MD has been canceled.
As many commenters have noted, the CW hasn't released its entire mid-season/spring schedule yet. One likely reason for that could be that it won't include Emily Owens, M.D. and networks typically want to put out bad news for shows that are still airing as late as possible. Emily Owens is certain to be canceled by the end of the season.

CW dramas The Beauty & The Beast,  Hart Of Dixie and 90210 are all still "toss ups" for cancellation or renewal by the end of the season. Unlikely those predictions change before the end of 2012.

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.

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.

  • Martine

    I agree. BTB isn’t half as bad as the rest of these weird shows, and its not slipping. In any case, it will be renewed, I rather think. Its hard to guess what the CW does, really, because it doesn’t tend to do anything logical.

  • tv#1

    Based of the current news of the Emily Owens MD cancellation I think the CW’s mid-season schedule will look something like this…

    The Carrie Diaries

    Beauty and the Beast
    Hart of Dixie


    The Vampire Diaries


  • Bizarro

    Beauty is like Hart this season, so we will have to wait till the end of the season. Beauty has its own audience and is very stable for the CW right now. Also with Cult coming Beauty might be moved to friday and if it can keep 0.6’s in that time slot with the occasional .5 or .7 it has a good chance at renewal. Anything that goes in the death slot is sure to be cancelled.

  • Ashley

    KEEP Emily Owens. It has so much potential. Love the medical setting but really enjoy the lessons from Mamie. All CW shows these days are all about sex and scandal it seems. This one brings a new light to the CW. There is just the right amount of personal drama without being consumed by it. They just picked the wrong time slot if you ask me!!!

  • Peter Mazz

    @Ashley Since 2007, all the shows that were premiered in the tuesday 9:00 p.m death slot, has been cancelled. Like: Reaper, Privileged, Melrose Place, Hellcats, Ringer and now…. Emily Owens M.D. That’s why i don’t want that the CW put B&TB on that slot, i could give up on HoD if they put it in that slot, but not B&TB. I want Kristin Kreuk on my screen for a long time!

  • Peter Mazz

    I don’t know why The CW hasn’t uncancelled The Secret Circle already, the actors, and all the crew, could be incredibly happy to be back!! ._. And Phoebe Tonkin is just a recurring character in TVD so she could be in both ;)They could put TSC in friday at 9:00. You know, Fringe is ending in 2 or 3 weeks and Grimm is taking a break and will be back ’till march :D

  • Peter Mazz

    in 6 weeks*

  • man

    Years after sending smallville to die on Fridays, the cw wants to become the superhero network…lol

  • Dianna

    Please CW! Don’t cancel Emily Owens MD! Cancel that stupid “Beauty And The Beast” Or “Hart Of Dixie”

  • Bizarro

    @Peter Mazz
    The CW has already announced they aren’t bringing the show back and later after all that work was done to save the show, Warner Bros (who produces Nikita) said they aren’t bringing it back. The cast is starting to move on with actors from the show telling fans its not coming back. Ringer would have a better chance of coming back because the CW cancelled it, though Pedowitz later said that the CW might reconsider the cancellation and bring it back for a 6 to 13 ep second season. Also Warner Bros and all of the stars from Ringer have been quiet, or had their show been cancelled already or still have faith the show can come back. Also I think Ringer and Nikita would of made a great pairing on friday.

  • herpderp

    Amazing how the network with the lowest rated cancelled shows has the most loudest, delusional fans.

    TSC and Ringer are dead. Deal with it.

  • Fran Eby

    Emily Owens MD, cancelled? Are you nuts! This is probably the BEST watch of the season, you have got be kidding me! Great acting, writing, and just an overall sit down enjoyable TV watch. PLEASE DO NOT CANCELL, GET HER BACK AND RIGHT NOW!

  • Melissa

    Ugh I love emily owens!! All my medical shows keep getting cancelled! :( I mean really who watches Nikita? Dumbest show ever. I like the cute medical love story shows.

  • Vanessa

    I really want Nikita back for a fourth season!!!
    Favotie shows on the CW:

    1.The Vampire Diaries
    3.Hart of Dixie
    4.Gossip Girl( Season 1-4, when downhill after that)

  • Sara Nightly

    Emily Owens is awesome. they really need to give it more of a chance.

  • bella

    If they canel emily owens there will be no reason for me to watch any CW show. I literally hate all the other shows. they are boring. why in the world is emily owens being cancelled before Nikita? what in the world is Nikita? who watches gossip girl or 90210? i thought 90210 was like full house just reruns. supernatural is completely drawn out, i mean how many times can you confront the same type of monsters? im so tired of demonds and ghosts.

  • Kai

    I hate it..grrrrrrrrr
    How could they cancel a good show?!

    NO, You can’t do this. Been watching over Emil and Dr. Micah’s :(((((((((((((

    Hate CW. First was Secret Circle. Now EmilyOwensMD.
    Be Righteous.

  • Ivorybase

    I love watching Emily Owens MD – hopefully something will change
    To keep things rolling

  • Geener

    I really like Emily Owens MD and the actors, too bad they went way overboard on the klutz routine. That ruined it.

  • liz

    It is a sad sad world when a good show like Emily owens MD gets canceled but they keep all this other garbage and violence on TV. Sometimes people need a break from the news and smile ,laugh. THE RATINGS ARE GETTING BETTER AND THEY SHOULD GIVE IT ONE MORE SEASON. Why have TV if thats all we get.Save this show

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