CW: 'Beauty & The Beast' Upgraded To Likely To Be Renewed

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

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February 5th, 2013

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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- February 3, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Emily Owens, M.D. canceled 0.53
90210 :| :| :| 0.59
Gossip Girl* final season complete 0.61
Nikita (F) :) :) :) :) 0.64
The Carrie Diaries :| :| :| 0.78
Hart Of Dixie :| :| :| 0.83
Beauty And The Beast :) :) :) :) 1.03
Supernatural :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.32
Arrow :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.52
Vampire Diaries :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.96

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. And given the current ratings for shows on the CW, the last two weeks of 0.7 adults 18-49 ratings for Beauty & The Beast makes it at least a prince. For that reason, I have elevated my prediction for it to likely to be renewed. Fans shouldn't get too excited, if the ratings go back down, so will my prediction. And after getting burned by the late season plunge for The Secret Circle, I'm extra twitchy this season.

If last night's 0.7 rating for The Carrie Diaries isn't just a temporary blip, things are about to get a lot more interesting at the CW. Even I doubt Mark Pedowitz would cancel a show drawing a 0.7 rating, to give a final season to a show drawing a 0.4 rating (90210). And if both The Carrie Diaries and Beauty & The Beast can maintain those 0.7's while Hart Of Dixie is stuck at a 0.5, then things get worrisome for HOD fans.

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.

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 CW 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, 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.

  • Miss Millie Guns

    How the heck is Beauty and the Beast going to be renewed, but Secret Circle was cancelled? Secret Circle was so good and this Beauty and the beast stuff is GARBAGE! CW can never seem to get it right. Nikita is awful and yet that still gets renewed as well. Emily Owens was a great show as well, but sure enough, it was cancelled. Get your act together CW!

  • Janice

    Whyyyyy? I mean, SERIOUSLY, WHY?!!! Really i NEVER root for a show to be cancelled but BABTB is just awful it’s just bad bad bad tv. I know with the exception of TVD and maybe SPN all other CW show don’t exactly shine with quality, but BATB has just brought awfulness to a whole new level

  • John A

    It is a mistake for CW to air The Originals after TVD. I think it could be a self starter on a different night but that would mean dumping HOD and 90210 but stupidly CW wont do that.

  • JulieDawn


    Apparently in addition to your other issues, you also can’t detect humour. I made a point of saying the ‘lulling’ was Fan Excuse Bingo, and followed it with the LOL.

    Oh and I don’t know how to knit. Nor do I braid hair, I am not a zombie, I don’t live in a basement and I hold down a full time job with an international financial company.

    Thanks for playing!

  • s0303

    after this weeks ratings, i would put batb back on the bubble…carrie diaries should be likely renewed…cw has aired reruns of carrie diaries every friday, they seem determined for it to succeed, not to mention it had higher rating than batb with no lead in…i prefer batb though.

  • Tom

    @ Beauty who can’t act and the Flop Thanks for reminding me about the PCA. How could I have forgotten that triumph? I have to admit though that I blew it yesterday. Evidently, B&B lost those 200,000 viewers because a local CW affiliate preempted the show. I need to be especially careful from now on to avoid offending B&B fans. They’re getting really defensive. Or, maybe it’s just that getting coffee for people all day at the firm makes you grouchy.

  • Bizarro

    I guess I was right because after TCD finishes its 13 ep run in April, they will be airing a second season of Oh Sit! So they want be able to order more eps because shows finish filming in April and if Oh Sit premieres bad they can’t order more eps of TCD because it will be to late because the TV season ends in May.

  • Brandy

    Brianna, because 1.Pedowitz likes it 2.Syndication in Asia

  • halloween

    @Miss Millie Guns
    Mark wasn’t a fan of show, and BatB is a procedural. Procedurals have a higher chance of growth than serials. CW base renewals on cost and ratings….not quality.

  • Nick

    I still stand by my opinion that 90210 will get a final season. It gave The CW solid ratings for 4 years. This year is the only year where it’s performed poorly.

    Hart of Dixie is getting 0.5’s and 0.6’s in its second season where as 90210 was getting 1.0+’s in its first, second and third seasons and doubling its demo in DVR ratings. It also had better ratings in its fourth season than HOD has in its second. If the CW renews Hart of Dixie for a third season, they’re basically renewing it for a fourth as well and if it’s getting 0.5’s and 0.6’s now it will probably get 0.3’s and 0.4’s in its third and fourth. Think about that. I can honestly see HOD getting cancelled. Regardless of the fact that it’s cheap to produce, the ratings aren’t going up and like I said, it’s only its second season. I believe The CW renewed Nikita for a third season because it will probably have no problem getting a syndication deal in Asia where that Maggie girl is popular.

    If The Carrie Diaries maintains the 0.6’s and 0.7’s it will probably get renewed. The CW obviously wants it to have success cause they’re repeating it every Friday. I think that’s helping the audience grow as well. It could still possibly get cancelled because I’m sure it’s a pretty hefty bill to make 2013 filming look like the 80’s. If Beauty and the Beast keeps the 0.6’s and 0.7’s it will probably get renewed but I don’t know… BATB is getting that with the best lead in the CW can give and The Carrie Diaries is getting that without a lead in at all…and if the CW wants to pair a new show, say the Originals or whatever that TVD spin off is, with TVD, then what ratings will BATB get?

    It’s very hard to tell but I’m almost positive about 90210 getting a final season. The final season could pair with the Carrie Diaries next year and when it ends mid-season, they could premiere a new teen drama.

  • Brandy

    Nick, HoD ratings ratings arent great but theyre very stable which is good.Its cheap to make and does well online,dvr,ondemand which CW really cares about_ there was an article on zap2it about and on tvguide about CD and Netflix/hulu.You have to rember ,the avareage of CW is down major last season and this, so you cant compare 90210 three years ago to HoD now.What was cacellation numbers in 2010_2011 season_ 0.6 is middling now & 0.7 is good now by cw standards.Also, 90210ewas kept alive in big part thanks to dvr numbers, online viewing, international sales ect ,not just US ratings.Another thing, CW renewed Nikita with 0 5_0.6&7 0.4s last season for syndication apperantley, so HoD getting renewed for that reason isnt out of the realm of possibilty.

  • Lauren

    @Nick You’re dreaming if you think HOD will be cancelled. And 90210 never gave the CW solid ratings. The only reason why they renewed it was ratings on the demo.

  • JulieDawn


    Sorry I do a little bit more than get coffee. But it’s okay, from all your previous postings I completely get that it’s difficult for you to understand that a female might have a brain and be capable of something else. Especially a BATB fan.

    You might as well stop trying to come up with new arguments. Even if they might have had merit, the way you phrase things leaves them with gaping holes.

  • cameron

    They should just give the network a fresh start. cancel batb, carrie diaries, 90210, and add the selection, the hundred, the tomorrow people, oxygen and the orginals.

  • Billy martins

    Here is how the shecdule for the CW Network shall be for 2013/14 fall season be starting with moving the vampire Dairies & B&TB to Mondays having a possible 90210 sixth&final season plus Nitika to Midseason Here is how the shecdule be starting with
    8:00pm The Vampire Dairies{NewDay}
    9:00pm B&TB {NewDay}
    8:00pm The Carrie Dairies{NewDay}
    9:00pm Hart of Dixie{NewDay}
    8:00pm {new}
    9:00pm {new}/ANTM{Midseason}
    8:00pm Cult{NewDay}
    9:00pm The Originals{New}
    8:00pm Supernatural{finalSeason}

  • Billy martins

    Oops I Forgot Arrow it can go to Fridays at 9:00pm following Supernatural at 8:00pm

  • Janice

    I agree with Lina if BATB is renewd they will NEVER ever waste TVD lead-in on it one more year. There’s just NO WAY, anyone who thinks differently is just delusional.
    My Favourite fan excuse is “it premiered OVER 1.0 HOD never scred that high in the season”. OF COURSE its premeiere ratings were high it’s the whole point of a PREMIERE people give it a shot! if anything it just points out how many people have given up on the show and what a HUGE FLOP it is
    sorry I just can’t help hating it this show is just brainless

  • reedmac

    @Billy Martins do you ever come up with a schedule that makes sense?

  • Brandy

    Billy, VD won’t be moved yet and The Originals WILL air after it so your schedule makes no sense.Plus, you don’t have Arrow on it and that’s is going to be renewed. Also, Top Model is a summer show only now. Oh and Nikita will not be at Midseason either, it HAS to have a full 22 episodes season to get to 88 episodes for syndication

  • Brandy

    Billy, also Arrow is cws second highest show, it’s not going to be moved to Fri to die though I think SPN will be moved to launch a new show out of Arrow .

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