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

Click this link for the latest CW 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- 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.

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.

  • herpderp

    Oh, look. Our resident butthurt TSC fan, SPM, came back to mock B&TB. Morons rejoice!

  • afsane

    beayty and the beast is the best

  • Lisa G

    Please renew Beauty and the Beast! It’s a great twist to the timeless love story!!

  • Alan

    TCD and HoD are cheaper to produce than BATB. Supernatural shows should have better numbers.

  • John A

    I assumed that SPM guy was banned. Those bitter TSC fans will never go away.

  • Pamela R

    Beauty and the Beast come on are you serious???? This show is fantastic and you can’t seriously be condidering cancelling it when its just getting intersting. There is wayyyyy to many good shows being cancelled and already cancelled, so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t go cancelling another great show.

  • Amanda

    Love Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast and Nikita. Crossing fingers that all will be renewed.

  • Angellica .T.

    please the secret circle deserves another chance

  • Shaz

    @Justin “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.”

    Actually, Arrow is the only show to air on one of the big national Canadian broadcast networks — CTV. Cult, Vampire Diaries and Nikita air on CTV2 (CTV’s baby net). Arrow started out on CTV2, but its ratings were so high that it got moved to CTV in the 2nd or 3rd episode.

    BATB airs on Showcase (specialty cable). Supernatural airs on Space (specialty cable). Carrie Diaries and Heart of Dixie air on Citytv and CHCH respectively in the Toronto area, so they not even carried by a national network.

  • Shaz

    Correction: Showcase and Space are basic cable, not speciality cable. My bad.

  • Melanie

    @Abigail — I completely agree with your schedule — I just posted the same thing on the Bubble Watch thread.

  • halloween

    tvline downgraded 90210 too now – “a long shot”

  • Anthony C.

    2013-2014 CW Schedule


    8PM- The Carrie Diaries
    9PM- Reign


    8PM- The Hundred
    9PM- Supernatural


    8PM- Arrow
    9PM- The Tomorrow People


    8PM- The Vampire Diaries
    9PM- The Originals


    8PM- Hart of Dixie
    9PM- Nikita


    The Selection

  • Wisecracka

    Beauty and the Beast is just plain terrible.

  • Charmed

    I still have a feeling 90210 will be renewed, I hope it’s TCD though.

  • allison

    i cant believe emily owens got canceled right when it was getting good!!!

    beauty and the beast love it its great but i have classes when its on so i cant watch it!!:(

  • Restless


    Sock puppets are really the only thing that will get you banned here. Stop. Pick a name and stick with it. Changing your name and spam posting won’t make a difference to your show’s renewal chances and won’t make anyone else want to watch it either.

  • Danielle

    (Crap! I tried to post this earlier but it didn’t go, so I hope it doesn’t get repeated! If so, sorry!)

    BATB is NOT terrible! It is a really, really good show, that is only getting better as it goes along! If you haven’t watched it, I recommend forming your own opinion and giving it a chance. When I first saw the advertisments for it I immediately dismissed the show, never even tried it, changed the channel right after TVD. Admitedly, being an Arrow fan I was annoyed when it won “Best New Drama”, but now I can see why. After talking my mom into Arrow she recommended I watch BATB, so I did (fairs, fair, right?) Now I am completely HOOKED! I LOVE this show! In my opinion, it has the BEST love story going on TV and the best I have seen in a long time! Their chemistry is amazing! I love how the writers have kept their dialogue open and honest and not filled with long, drawn out, dramatic stupidity. Their romance really is a compelling tale. The cases, keep it fresh and moving but I completely watch for VinCat’s relationship! Honestly, before forming an opinion, watch it for yourself. And if you like romance, this is a MUST see show!!

  • Valentia Dadich

    Nikita is the best and will always be! the chances for a 4th season are getting bigger, and the Nikita team is getting happier <3

  • Shilpa

    I love ” Beauty and The Beast”…..please don’t cancel this show…

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