ABC: A Lump Of Coal In Their Stocking? Which Show(s) Would You Cancel? (Poll)

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

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December 18th, 2012

Click this link for the latest ABC renewal / cancellation information:

Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2011-12 season in May, 2012. (includes results through December 16, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Don't Trust the B in Apt 23 :oops: 0.53
Happy Endings :| :| :| 0.60
Private Practice canceled 0.61
Last Resort canceled 0.64
666 Park Avenue canceled 0.67
Last Man Standing (F) :| :| :| 0.70
Malibu Country (F) :| :| :| 0.71
Castle :) :) :) :) 0.88
Nashville :) :) :) :) 0.89
The Neighbors :) :) :) :) 0.91
Scandal :) :) :) :) 0.94
The Middle :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.10
Suburgatory :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.14
Revenge :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.17
Once Upon A Time :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.45
Grey's Anatomy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.49
Modern Family :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 2.10

We're into the holiday season for the Renew / Cancel Index and this post before the holiday break gives readers a chance to pick which shows they'd cancel were they a network programmer. You can vote as many times as you'd like, pick as many as you'd like. I've included every show, even canceled ones, so that no one feels left out!

Scheduling note: The Renew / Cancel Index will return with new Indexes and predictions on January 8, 2013 and will then only use the ratings since December 31, 2013 for its calculations for the remainder of the season. Expect prediction changes in the first weeks of 2013.



  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2012
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2012
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2012
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2012
  • :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.

  • MikeyM

    I love Happy Endings. Dont understand the hate.

  • NE1

    Last Man Standing. Tim Allen is already dominating TV with soup and car commercials, that is enough..

  • Judy912

    Please ABC, don’t even think about canceling ‘Castle’!!!

  • Deo


    Where did you get that “Castle” was cancelled?! I haven´t read that anywhere!

    And I surelly hope you´re wrong!!

  • Jewel

    KEEP- Revenge, Once upon of time
    THE OTHERS- don’t care or watch but sucks about 666 park …. it looked kinda cool.
    Mainly please please please Keep Revenge! and mabye if possable remake The Nine Lives of Chloe King- i want to know what happens and it was great.

  • Billy martins

    For ABC Network they should shuffle there shecdule around having Dancing with the stars/result show to Sundays At 8-11pm moved OUAT To Mondays at 10pm following the bachelor at 8-10pm Here is how there shecdule for 2013/14 season shall be starting with
    7pm AFHV
    8pm Dancing with the stars
    10pm Dancing with the stars results show
    8pm The bachelor
    10pm Once upon a time
    8pm shark tank
    9pm who do u think u are?
    10pm 20/20
    8pm Grey”s Anatomy
    9pm Nashville
    10pm Revenge
    8pm scandal ~{new time}
    9Pm ~{new}
    10pm ~{new}
    8pm the middle
    8:30Pm suburatory
    9pm modern family
    9:30pm the neighbour
    10pm Last man standing
    10:30pm Malibu county

  • Sharon

    Why does this post say “by the end of the 2011-12 season in May, 2012″?
    Did I miss something? Isn’t this the index for 2012-2013?

  • joe

    @ Bill Gorman

    Castle is good for the next season ?

  • Willy

    @ Deo
    Dr talks nonsense (no news)

  • Kett

    Castle deserves to be renewed for next year, 2012 has been a great year for Castle and I assure you that it would be the same this 2013. Castle has won so much polls gaining of almost 7M votes, it has also been recognized as one of the Best Shows of the year as well as the cast especially Stana and Nathan who was recognized as Favorite Drama Actress/Actor by So I assure you that Castle will continue to rise cause we 12M viewers, fans. plus audiences all around the world will always be here supporting the Best Crime TV show!

  • Lucazzy

    I really love Last Resort, so as a fan I would renew that. But thinking from a business perspective, it makes sense that ABC cancels it. Here are all the shows (whether or not they are cancelled already) I predict will be cancelled by May:

    Happy Endings
    Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23
    Private Practice
    666 Park Avenue
    Last Resort (RIP) :*(

    ABC’s midseason lineup looks pretty bad though, so I have a feeling those new shows will be joining the above list as well.

  • Misty

    It is expected of ABC to cancel smart and interesting shows.
    ABC is neither smart nor interesting! It’s Disney.
    666 Park ave and Last Resort are smart adult shows.
    My 3cents

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