FOX: Naughty Or Nice? Which Show(s) Would You Cancel? (Poll)

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

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December 18th, 2012

Click this link for the latest FOX 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
Fringe (F) final season 0.50
The Mob Doctor canceled 0.54
Ben And Kate :oops: 0.72
The Mindy Project :| :| :| 0.86
Raising Hope :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.86
The Cleveland Show :| :| :| 0.93
Bob's Burgers renewed 1.06
Bones :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.09
American Dad already renewed 1.16
Glee :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.17
New Girl :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.26
Family Guy already renewed 1.47
The Simpsons already renewed 1.56

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.

  • Thiago

    I would cancel fox and move the cartoons to adult swim

  • MDM

    Ben and Kate is too good of a show for me to cancel.

  • Wright

    Glee should have been cancelled a long time ago.

  • Orangeblossom

    I just realized I don’t watch anything on Fox, so cancel them all and get some new people in charge.

    Also like Thiago suggestion; the only ones I’ve ever watched that are currently aired are the cartoons, and even they aren’t great anymore (hence my not watching anything on the list).

  • Ken

    LOL, a lot of Glee-haters on this site.

  • Jason

    What a horrible list of shows.

  • Wright

    Save Fringe and The Mob Doctor!!! Keep New Girl and Bones.

  • cc

    Not on the list, but X factor for me.

  • gustavo

    Ben & Kate and The mindy project should be cancel.

  • Jared

    IMO Too many people seem to vote to fit with the ratings/predictions. I cant believe so many people hate such a funny and sweet show like Ben & Kate. Dont hate cause others do, watch it and decide.

  • Melanie

    Wow, with Fringe finished, FOX is boring now.

  • Sara

    The X Factor should be listed as a scripted show, damn that show is staged.

  • David


    New Girl
    The Mindy Project


    Ben And Kate
    The Cleveland Show

  • Sarah

    I’m happy that Bones has the lowest percentage for a non-animated scripted show.

  • Tony ^_^

    “Fringe” (will be missed!) and “The Mob Doctor” were already canceled.

    Cancel “Ben and Kate” and “The Cleveland Show”.

    “The Mindy Project” is doing meh… But I’m leaning towards cancel (it fell to a 1.3 in November… Imagine what it will get in March or April?). :o

    “Glee” has at least one more season of life before its canceled (unless FOX’s dramas next season do awful…).

    “Raising Hope” is steady and doing well while “New Girl” has one more season of life (FOX should place it afterwards the Super Bowl or something to boost its ratings!).

    Renew everything else.

  • Tony ^_^

    Oh yeah! And “Touch” will also be canceled. :o Lol…

  • Me

    Cancel Bones please. I can’t believe it would have more seasons than the brilliant House !

  • CenterGravity


    The Mob Doctor
    Ben And Kate
    The Mindy Project
    The Cleveland Show

  • C.S.Strowbridge

    The Mob Doctor
    Ben And Kate
    The Cleveland Show

    I think The Mindy Project has potential while Raising Hope has syndication on its side. On the other hand, if The Cleveland Show goes, then Seth MacFarlane can focus on his other two shows.

    Also, Touch is a wildcard (and not on the list). If it starts its second short season poorly, kill it. If it is merely mediocre, keep it around, as midseason debuts can’t help its ratings.


    Ben & Kate

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