FOX: ‘Touch’ Is Certain To Be Canceled
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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 10, 2013):
|Program||Status||Renew/ Cancel Index|
|The Mob Doctor*||canceled||0.31|
|Fringe* (F)||final season complete||0.50|
|Ben And Kate*||canceled||0.60|
|The Cleveland Show||😥😥||0.65|
|The Mindy Project||😐😐😐||0.81|
An anecdote from last May’s Fox upfront meeting was amusing, and is again topical. When asked what he would tell Kiefer Sutherland after his show (Touch) was being moved to Friday, Fox chief Kevin Reilly replied “Hey, you’re still on the air”. After last Friday’s disastrous premiere ratings (1.1, 0.9 for the hours) for Touch, I wonder what he’ll tell him now that the show is certain to be canceled?
Even though it’s not in the calculations above, I did see the drop in The Following’s ratings last night. It will have to drop a lot further before it’s in any danger, but there must now be at least a little “Alcatraz Anxiety” at Fox.
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.
- :oops: – certain to be cancelled by May, 2013
- 😥 :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: – 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.
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