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.

  • Emilia

    It saddened me deeply to find out The CW was cancelling this show. It wasn’t even on my radar during season premiere time. It got little to no press & then one evening nothing was on TV but reruns & a 3 hr marathon of this show… which I instantly, absolutely, totally & completely fell in Love with Emily & the entire world around her!! What the heck is The CW doing cancelling quality TV Shows like this & The Secret Circle for crap like Beauty & the Beast & The Heart of Dixie?!! Frustrated doesn’t even touch the tip of how I’m feeling on this one. I signed petitions & did my part to save the show thru various social media outlets but I seriously don’t think The CW gives a crap about what their fans think or want. And I find it hilarious that they were running promos for Emily Owen’s M.D. the day before they cancelled it, themselves calling the show The CW’s great new hit series… IDK, is it just me cause the last time I checked, TRUE new hit series don’t get cancelled the day after gaining that suberb level of promotion. Just goes on to prove that The CW is going to continue it’s history of lying, cheating, false advertising & not listening nor caring to what their fans truly want!!!! All I can do is pray that ABC Family or some other network has the good sense to pick it up & run with it! Please oh please Let it Be True!!!

  • Kellie

    You cants cancel Emily Owens it’s my favorite show to date!!! I watch the show every week twice a week. The characters have already taken there roles and are just starting to blossom! I haven’t loved a show like this in so long please keep airing it!!!!

  • Jenni


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