ABC: 'Scandal' Now Certain To Be Renewed
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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 December 31, 2012- January 13, 2013):
|Program||Status||Renew/ Cancel Index|
|Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23||:oops:||0.49|
|Happy Endings||:cry: :cry:||0.57|
|Malibu Country (F)||:| :| :|||0.68|
|666 Park Avenue*||canceled||0.68|
|Last Man Standing (F)||:| :| :|||0.76|
|Castle||:) :) :) :)||0.99|
|The Neighbors||:) :) :) :)||1.10|
|Nashville||:) :) :) :)||1.10|
|Revenge||:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:||1.15|
|The Middle||:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:||1.25|
|Suburgatory||:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:||1.36|
|Scandal||:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:||1.46|
|Once Upon A Time||:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:||1.54|
|Grey’s Anatomy||:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:||1.67|
|Modern Family||:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:||2.45|
With the strong finish to its Fall ratings and its spring ratings start, ABC’s Scandal has moved into the “certain to be renewed” range. While Robert beat me to that prediction, he moved Revenge down a notch. I’m not ready to do that. Even Revenge’s season low 2.0 rating on Sunday night was only a tenth below my ABC scripted average for the week. After five years of running this site, the intramural warfare in our comments between Revenge & Scandal fans doesn’t surprise me. All I can say is, bring your friends!
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*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index “frozen” at the point they left the schedule.
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, the “old” Fall predictions will carry over.
- :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.