FOX: It's A New Year, But 'Ben & Kate' Is Still Getting Canceled

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

Written By

January 8th, 2013

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


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 December 31, 2012- January 6, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
The Mob Doctor canceled 0.14
American Dad renewed 0.99
Bob's Burgers renewed 1.10
Family Guy renewed 1.28
The Simpsons renewed 1.49
Fringe (F) final season pending
Ben And Kate :oops: pending
The Mindy Project :| :| :| pending
Raising Hope :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: pending
The Cleveland Show :| :| :| pending
Bones renewed pending
Glee :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: pending
New Girl :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: pending

-
It's a New Year and the Cancellation Bear is back!

From now through the end of the broadcast season in May, the Renew/Cancel Index values will only be calculated using new episodes airing during 2013. However, until new episodes of a show air in 2013, I will keep the "old"  Fall predictions in the table.

There hasn't been a new episode of Ben & Kate aired in 2013 yet (the first airs tonight), but, barring a miracle, its fate was sealed long ago. Only a New Year's ratings recovery the likes of which we've never seen can save it.

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.
-

*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.

Want to know what the Fox Renew/Cancel Index table looked like at the end of the Fall season? Click here.

Notes:

  • :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, 2013

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 past television seasons.

 
  • Mollie

    Ben and Kare is so much fun for me and my teen daughters. We will be sad if it goes!

  • Mollie

    Ben and Kate is a show my teen daughters and I enjoy and look forward to each week. We will be sad to see it go!

© 2014 Tribune Digital Ventures