NBC: 'Deception' Is Likely To Be Canceled

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

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January 29th, 2013

Click this link for the latest NBC 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 27, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Animal Practice* canceled 0.66
The New Normal :| :| :| 0.77
1600 Penn :cry: :cry: 0.81
30 Rock final season 0.83
Guys With Kids :cry: :cry: 0.89
Go On :) :) :) :) 0.89
Whitney :| :| :| 0.95
Deception :cry: :cry: 0.97
Parks & Recreation :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.07
Parenthood :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.08
The Office final season 1.25
Law & Order: SVU :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.28
Chicago Fire :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.37
Up All Night :cry: :cry: pending
Grimm (F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: pending
Revolution :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: pending

Although its not in the calculations above, Deception hit its second 1.3 adults 18-49 rating last night against repeat broadcast competition. I had moved it to "likely to be canceled" last week, but now it gets in the headline!

With their uneven scheduling, and universally terrible ratings, I'm still not quite sure what to make of the chances for most NBC sitcoms. I'm hoping future week's ratings provide more clarity, but I won't be surprised if its more of the same.

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.

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.

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


  • :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 (ie. 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.

  • denise

    Decepción is the bomb. Please keep it on . I look forward. To. Mondays jjust. To look at this show.

  • fan

    I love deception! keep it on the air

  • M.N

    NOOOOOOO i really really want deception … I love this series so much .. I really hope they don’t cancel it please don’t cause me and my friends watch this series.. and what about who killed vivian ? they’re gonna cancel it without knowing who killed her ??? this really sucks guys !

  • michael

    first was last resort that got cancelled then Emily Owns MD now its deception,Vegas and Beavis and Butthead that might be canceled if they get canceled i am not gonna watch TV anymore because soon as you get into them they cancel them

  • C

    I hope Deception isn’t cancelled..I’m hooked!

  • deception fan

    I love Deception!

  • fangirl81

    I love deception I hope it doesn’t get cancelled I really hope it doesn’t

  • Dmitri

    I love Deception and will be sad to see it go. My granma feels the same. We watch it together. I love seeing Dallas on TNT, and then when it’s done, switching to Deception on NBC. Good acting, great mysteries, and good writing. It’s like Revenge and Scandal mixed together. I think that it should maybe change channels, perhaps to TNT or CBS. I doubt ABC would take it because they cancel everything after just one season (ABC= Always Being Cancelled).

  • Dmitri

    NBC is doing pretty badly. I watch Days of Our Lives, but right now the ratings suck and it’s SO boring! I can’t believe they renewed it through summer 2014! Deception and Betty White’s shows are ones I also watch (though I don’t watch Off Their Rockers regularly), but it looks like their ratings are also not as high as expected. I really hope both shows can pull through, get lucky and get renewed, but this is NBC, so I won’t keep my hope up.

    Also, like another poster said here, I like using my mind to figure out things. Reality shows and talent shows don’t appeal to me.

  • Cheri

    Keep Deception going!!!!!

  • Cheri

    Maybe lifetime can continue Deception?…..

  • JuJuan McGee

    Deception definitely needs to have a season 2

  • Slinkyjar91

    Please keep Deception, I love this show. Can’t wait for new episodes

  • Ginn

    I just started watching deception and by ep.2 I was hooked. I have my mom and sisterss all hooked on the show.. Please don’t cancel the show. I just got caught up on whats going on.

  • Saddee2

    Please do not cancel Deception. Give it another chance on another night in mid-season. Such a great cast. There is so much to tell. Want to see the Julien/Joanna relationship blossom. Please renew.

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