CW: 'Beauty & The Beast' Downgraded To "Toss Up" Just Like 'Hart Of Dixie' & 'The Carrie Diaries'

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

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February 19th, 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 14, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Emily Owens, M.D.* canceled 0.54
90210 :cry: :cry: 0.54
Gossip Girl* final season complete 0.61
Nikita (F) :) :) :) :) 0.65
The Carrie Diaries :| :| :| 0.81
Hart Of Dixie :| :| :| 0.83
Beauty And The Beast :| :| :| 0.90
Supernatural renewed 1.36
Arrow renewed 1.50
Vampire Diaries renewed 1.76

This is a special "short week" holiday edition of the CW Index, having been written the evening of Friday, February 15 with ratings through only February 14.

After two 0.7 adults 18-49 ratings to start 2013 for Beauty & The Beast I moved it up to "likely to be renewed". Now after a 0.6 and a 0.5, I'm moving it back to a "toss up" with Hart Of Dixie and The Carrie Diaries.

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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.

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  • :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.

  • Christina

    OMG I will literally die if they cancel beauty and the beast …. OMG I think this show is freaking amazing I don’t even care about VD anymore.

  • Lol

    Amanda I need to hand it t you that you don’t come off as a 13 year old like the other dumbies but you gotta come up with better excuses for your Fan Excuse Bingo. Batb will hit .4s come spring and you need to step up your game. Lmao at thinking that the CW will show any favoritism toward Beauty and the flop because they sent out two actors for the Pcas. That was won because sumbies admittedly spent 20/% of their time votimg for it, and I don’t even think theuy’re more than a thousand fangirls. Also your it show aeguement sucks, if a show is put after tvd it is retain a large portion of its audience. And sth like kristin star power should be helping, and it isn’t. The secret flop got an app right before it was canned so awards and sht won’t help batb. As I said, come by with more realistic excuses.

  • Leo

    Love BATB!
    And I think if it go for this new way ( E14 &15) it will get more and more fan around the world every day!
    People watch it don’t want a normal series “hot and cold” moments in the romance, or triangles, like we could see with Vince’s ex-girlfriend! People want something new! What all people all the times wanted to see: The romance, the passion, the love between the Beauty and the Beast! When the Beast are not turned a Prince yet! Of course we need obstacles for this romance, but not usual obstacles! I’m sure the “responsible” are looking for the fans and will give them ( us) all we want! And this means keep the series HOT and have a new season!

  • POI

    Possible CW Schedule:

    8:00 The Selection
    9:00 Hart of Dixie

    8:00 Tomorrow People
    9:00 The Hundred

    8:00 Arrow
    9:00 Supernatural

    8:00 The Vampire Diaries
    9:00 The Originals

    8:00 Nikita
    9:00 BATB or Repeats

  • Dinaminjo

    Agreed with POI.

  • Dillan

    Can The CW even afford more than 3 new shows to air in the fall? They can order more for midseason like they did this year, but I don’t think they can afford more than 3 to air in the fall.

  • iMme

    Cancel Beauty and the Beast and Bring Back Secret Circle

  • herpderp

    People still begging for TSC to come back? Almost as delusional as Nikita fanboys.

  • freya

    honestly if 91210 will be renewed for another season it’s because someone from this show slept with a network boss. Their reason that the show is renewed because it sells great in international market is total BS. No country in the world even those in third world nation are this dumb to watch this crap.

  • Justin

    @Freya I’m from Canada and 90210 no longer airs here – it was dropped about three years ago due to low ratings and interest. It used to air but now you can only find it online through Netflix.

    All the other shows on The CW are carried somehow by the biggest three Canadian network companies, with Hart of Dixie being the only one to air on just a smaller network.

    This is just to give you an idea of one international viewing landscape. :P

  • Brandy

    Richard, it dosent matter if im a 90210 fan or not, im a logical person who sees the business side of CW.You say Nikita was renewed for season three for syndication and international sucsess.Well let me explain how 90210 would make CW money if renwwed ddespite god awful ratings(like Nikitas):1.more episodes is better for syndication and will get a better a syndication deal. 2.Netflix.CW gets paid per episode by Netlix. 3.Another seasons means another dvd which means more money for the network.Then theres hulu,Itunes,ad revenue,international sales.CW also takes online, ondemand,dvr, social media into account.Do you think GG with awful ratings too wouldve renewed if it didnt make CW money, no matter Marks prefernce of of “proper sendoffs”? No! Plus, theres the factor of EO,LA Complex,GG gone and BataB,Cult,CD,Nikita not rating well and CW cant afford to cancel everything and most likley cant afford to put more than 5 new shows on next season.Also, it dosent really matter what CW shows I like.

  • daniela

    Keep beauty and the beast!<3

  • Amanda

    “Lmao at thinking that the CW will show any favoritism toward Beauty and the flop because they sent out two actors for the Pcas. ”

    Huh? Did you even actually read what I wrote? I never once said that, I stated that they sent Kristin and Jay to PCA at the last minute, not that they ever had plans to at the very beginning to like they did with the lead actor of Arrow who presented at the show. In other words, CW has put a lot more energy into Arrow then any other new series this season. That’s all I was saying. But clearly since you didn’t understand that the firs time, I can’t imagine you understanding that the second time.

    As for CW showing any favoritism towards BATB, well I never once said that, but now that you mentioned it, have you’ve seen this press release by them from yesterday?

  • Neeta

    When a “hit” gets a .9, I’m looking at you Arrow, everything else is relative. Abort, restart. Supernatural gets a 9th season with 1.0, says a lot about the network and the status of TV. Which idiot executive ordered Cult? Really, do they think people are smart enough to watch a show within a show? B&B has nothing to do with its scam title, should rename to Pretty Cop & Handsome Stalker.

  • BATB Fan

    It is so unfortunate that Beauty and the Beast had a mediocre pilot because the series has become must watch TV ever since. I really hope people will give it a second chance because it’s a brilliant show and deserves renewal. Networks need to give shows a a little bit of time, many great shows in the past did not start out with high viewing figures but went onto become cult classics.

  • Cziki

    Emily Flop MD
    90210 Flop
    The Carrie Flop
    Hart of Flop
    Beauty And The Flop
    The Flopire Diaries

    The CW = Imperium of Flops

  • SPM

    Hahahahahahaha @ Beauty & the Flops downfall.

  • Abigail

    Love the CW, the network has the best shows <3

  • Mya

    I think CW will do this:

    8.00 The Carrie Diaries (13 eps)/Company Town ( NEW 13 eps)
    9.00 Hart Of Dixie

    8.00 The Originals (NEW)
    9.00 Supernatural

    8.00 Arrow
    9.00 Tomorrow People (NEW)

    8.00 The Vampire Diaries
    9.00 The Selection (NEW)

    8.00 Nikita

  • Abigail

    My perfect schedule

    8pm: The Carrie Diaries
    9pm: Hart of Dixie

    8pm: The Tomorrow People
    9pm: The Hundred

    8pm: Arrow
    9pm: Supernatural

    8pm: The Vampire Diaries
    9pm: The Originals

    8pm: Nikita
    9pm: Repeats

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