CW: Ho, Ho, Ho, Which Show(s) Gotta Go? (Poll)

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

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December 18th, 2012

Click this link for the latest CW 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
Nikita (F) :) :) :) :) 0.44
Emily Owens, M.D. canceled 0.52
Gossip Girl final season 0.56
90210 :| :| :| 0.68
Hart Of Dixie :| :| :| 0.78
Beauty And The Beast :| :| :| 0.95
Supernatural :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.24
Arrow :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.64
Vampire Diaries :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.92

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, 2012 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.

  • ally

    Yes I am a teen (19) .. but what difference does that make? Simple fact is, that I’m obsessed With Beauty and the Beast and its the only CW show I consider myself a hard core fan of. Why? I mean yes, some parts are cheesy & it didn’t start off 2 good… but its sersiously gotten soooo much better, and even some bitter TSC fans have started getting hooked 2 the show, despite their efforts not to.
    Some say they don’t have chemistry, but you know what? Its realistic. He’s a monster & he acted like a jerk 2 get her 2 stay away 4m him, but she didn’t, & so he gave up that & is slowly start 2 open up 2 her, and its obvious their feelings 4 eachother are getting intense.. anyways long story short, it is a good show if more people gave it a fair chance wtout just assuming its gonna suck… and I love it, obviously, and that’s all that matters, not my age. Also if it gets cancelled I’ll be as pissed off as I was about the Legend of the Seeker cancellation.. which I’m still not completely over.
    Give BatB a Fair Chance People!

  • Mary

    Cancel B&B! I’m sorry but the show and ‘mediocre both in writing and in acting. The two actors have no chemistry between them, and during the dance he did not feel any emotion.

  • JulieDawn

    Wow Mary – if you didn’t feel the emotion from him during that dance then I honestly do feel sad that you are missing out.
    It’s all in the eyes and the movements, very very subtle, but extremely powerful…which is exactly the way it’s written to be played, at this stage of their relationship. It’s not an easy thing for an actor to play either, so I give him real kudos for pulling it off.
    That’s what’s those who keep commenting on the chemistry are seeing…there is oodles of it going on between the two characters.

    You know it always strikes me as funny (as in annoying-funny) that if people don’t like a show or for whatever reason don’t ‘feel’ something, then they automatically start crowing that it’s bad acting.
    Agreed that not everyone on every show is brilliant, but just because a viewer doesn’t like something or an actor doesn’t appeal to them personally, doesn’t necessarily mean that actor is bad or the chemistry is not there. We are all entitled to our opinions, but it drives me nuts when I see someone arbitrarily stating their opinion as if it is fact. Nobody is forcing anyone to watch something they don’t like or don’t ‘get’.

    Anyway my two cents – yes I agree the writing has not always been perfect, but it is improving, the storyline has been excellent over the last 3 or 4 eps, the chemistry (imo and that of many others!)is off the charts, and it would be a real pity if BATB can’t regain at least a bit of the audience it lost during the early episodes and be given a chance to keep getting better next year. If it doesn’t happen then okay, unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be…but that still wouldn’t automatically mean that the acting and writing was bad!

    (And a disclaimer – just so you know, I was NOT a Kristin Kreuk fan at all – far from it – prior to this show, but it’s the story and the chemistry with Jay Ryan that has won me over.)

    Sorry for the rant. Needed to get that out before I get all happy for the holidays lol.

  • Jason50

    Wow! Where are all these Beauty and the Beast fans coming from? Is this a sign of the end of the world? I know Egypt had frogs, locusts, and rivers of blood but this generation has Bieber, Jersey Shore, and long stretchy spandex pants for men to wear.

  • Gloria

    Cancel 90210 and Hart of Dixie (it’s a lot of shows in this type).
    Renew Nikita, move Beauty and The Beast to summer.
    And… people don’t complain!
    Everyone likes something different.

  • snowy

    Beauty and the Beast is already lower than TSC last year with a lead in that get 1.3-1.4,cancell!!!

  • sucks

    cancel supernatural. no chemistry between the two characters!

  • JulieDawn


    I promise that if the Beast appears in an episode wearing stretchy spandex pants, I’m out!! rofl.

  • Brian

    Would have liked to cancel Next Top Model as well. I chose to keep 5 shows:

    Vampire Diaries Thursdays
    Arrow Wednesdays
    Supernatural Tuesdays
    Nikita on Fridays
    Move Beauty and the Beast to Mondays

    Replace the rest with good shows surrounding them.

  • bronxite

    Where do we go to actually vote in the POLLS ??? !!!

    Vampire Diaries – favorite
    Hart Of Dixie – love this show great cast and amusing without being nasty
    Emily Owens, M.D. – this show is funny brand new never really got a chance

    Nikita – still like this
    Arrow – not sure about this have been watching it
    Beauty And The Beast – thought it would be better

    CANCEL !!!
    Gossip Girl – never watched after 1st episode
    90210 – never watched after 1st episode
    Supernatural — stopped watching awhile ago
    any reality shows — would like more on Friday or later weekdays

  • Kris

    I actually think Beauty and the Beast would do better or just as well in an 8:00 time slot, on another day of the week. REALLy would like a season 2 of this show.

  • Nat

    i love Beauty and the beast

  • m

    Arrow and Supernatural can stay.

    The rest can go.

    @Bad Wolf: I only watched Arrow b/c of Supernatural. It still has some of the highest ratings.

  • Networkman

    Ho! Ho! Ho! 90210 should go!

    The original lasted 10 years. So, for the remake to do 5 season, I feel that is quite good.

    CW is going to need available space. I believe 3 spots will be open with the cancellation of 90210.

    8pm *Wunderland
    9pm Carrie Diaries

    8pm Hart of Dixie
    9pm *Copeland Prep

    8pm Arrow
    9pm *Amazon

    8pm The Vampire Diaries
    9pm Cult

    8pm Nikita
    9pm Supernatural (Final Season)

  • winy

    Cancel Beauty and the Beast !!!

  • thesnowleopard


    1. I’m skeptical the CW will only put out three scripted shows this next season. It’s already shown a willingness to put out more and the ratings of the current batch certainly support the idea that three new shows per year are not enough to pull the network back off its own bubble.

    2. You want to put Supernatural back in its old Friday night death slot after Nikita? For a final season? That’s cute. Not to mention, wishful thinking. The show is third on the network with no signs of budging from that position. Also, it and Arrow appear to support each other in the ratings, if Arrow’s midseason finale demo was anything to go by.

    So, the CW breaking up that pairing next season, let alone to send SPN back to Fridays and not give it a 10th season? Pretty unlikely.

    I also see that you are making some huge assumptions in your other scheduling. There’s no guarantee Amazon will make it past the pilot stage (and even if it does, network history indicates the superhero shows do best at 8pm not 9pm). There’s certainly no guarantee Cult will make it to a second season, let alone a full, 22-episode season, so something else is going to have to be after TVD for a good half of the season.

    I don’t even like 90210, but it’s silly to assume it’s a goner when over half of the season remains. The network has demonstrated in the past that it weighs spring performance, especially the last month, much more heavily than fall in its calculations for bubble shows. 90210 may or may not make it to a sixth season, but it’s survived newer shows that fell faster in the past.

    Also, cancelling 90210 would mean four open slots, not three. ANTM is being moved to summers.

  • JP

    What’s withe all of the BatB hate? I love it! Next to Arrow and TVD it is the one I always watch. Love it. Heart of Dixie lost me season 1. GG lost me many moons ago.

  • Renee


    I have no idea why people hate on BatB. I love it, Arrow and Nikita. I love the chemistry between Vincent & Catherine.

  • JJA

    Regarding Beauty & the Beast, I personally felt the pilot was reasonably entertaining, but the next few episodes fell flat. It has, however, gotten better lately, and I look forward to seeing Bridget Reagan and Sendhil Ramamurthy in their upcoming recurring roles.

  • Gloria

    90210 is horrible.

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