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.

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  • Ashley

    I say move BatB to Fridays with Nikita, keep Heart of Dixie to pair with a show like Company Town, and cancel Carrie Diaries and 90201 (and likely Cult as well, although if it does well it can still slot in mid-season again)

    I don’t think they should (or will) break up Arrow & SPN, so they need to go all-new on Monday. Revamp it as another sci-fi/fantasy night and stop the Monday teen girl block.

    My schedule:

    Monday: [New show] [New show]

    Tuesday: [Hart of Dixie] [New show]

    Wednesday: [Arrow] [SPN}

    Thursday: [Vampire Diaries] [Originals]

    Friday: [Nikita] [Beauty and the Beast]

    Midseason: 2 new show and/or Cult & Top Model

  • Charmed

    Mark my words BATB will be cancelled! It can only hold 50% of TVD, which is terrible. TCD, on the other hand, gets practically identical ratings and it doesn’t have a ratings juggernaut to back it up, so I think it has earned it’s renewal. HOD is certain to be renewed, come on, Nikita was renewed last year.

  • Angela

    I really hope Beauty and the Beast will be renewed, cause I love the show soooo much!! *-*

  • Alan

    The only thing that can help 90210 now is Mark Pedowitz’s promises of final seasons. The Carrie Diaries will likely bounce back next week, and I think Cult will have a strong premiere, but it will go down fast.

  • Justin

    The only chance I see TCD being renewed is if either The CW sees potential in fixing the show to keep the SATC tie-in, the ratings can somewhat stabilize or they just need a 13 episode Monday anchor for Fall 2013. Even though both Monday shows are low, it would be weird to see the network abandon the entire night and start with two new shows on their own without any help. Oxygen, The Selection and Reign are the teen drama pilots in contention and could fill in the Monday slot.

    Regardless of 90210 being at a 9 p.m. timeslot, it’s the veteran show with five years worth of fans. It should be able to survive on its own regardless of lead-in.

  • gerry

    i really hope tcd gets renewed but after last night’s .4 i’m losing a little hope. i think HoD is a lock because its ratings aren’t high but they are solid and closer to syndication than the other two shows.

    Personally I still think tcd has a chance. If BatB drops more with the best lead in of the network, CW may be worried about a crash and burn if moving it to another night.

    But there’s a case to be made for the sci-fi aspect, as that seems to be cw intent. its going to be an interesting (or boring) few months.

  • 902FLOP0

    Lmao @ batb, 0.5 with a great lead-in. Renew tcd, its doimg just as good and it is a selfstarter.

  • kara

    TCD is done. Cancel it along with 90210 And renew HOD and BATB.

  • Brandy

    CD and BATB are going to be cancelled:CD cause it couldn’t sustain 0.7& getting 0.4 in season one, with all the promotion it had is unacceptable .BaTB cause it’s had two 0.5 after the best leadin with a PCA,and plenty of promotion and isn’t stable with the ratings and can’t keep VDs audience.It Likley get 0.2-0.3 next season if moved to Fri and CW didn’t try/risk it with SC so I doubt they’ll do it with BatB.CWs ratings are all over the place.90210 started at 0.4.was there for several episodes then rose to five 0.5-0.6 then crashed again.BatB was at 0.6 by episode three then rose to 0.7s then back down to 0.6,then episode 8& 13 had 0.5.CD started middling rose to 0.7 for episode four or five then fell to 0.5 then 0.4,Nikita started with 90210 like low ratings but rose back to 0.4s after moving back to 8& the last couple weeks got 0.5s.But we’re not even to DST spring ratings drop yet either, unless it’s starting early cause were suppossedly going to have an early spring according to the groundhog.I think Nikita,HoD,90210 will be renewed.Too early to say about Cult, I’ll comment on that tomorrow .

  • 902FLOP0

    Batn will tank to a 0.4 come spring

  • 902FLOP0

    Batb*. And lmao @ ppl saying tcd is done. What is done is batb and it’s 0.5 after tvds big lead-in

  • SJ

    90210, Carrie – cancelled

    Hart of Dixie, Nikita – renewed

    Beauty and the Beast – depends on how Cult does

  • halloween

    Cult has a chance now

  • Ram510

    Unless Cult ends up being a hit, I think Beauty will be renewed as long as its steady. Eventhough CW is a strange network I don’t see them canceling all their new shows at Upfronts in May (yes, Arrow was renewed but that before May). Again only if its steady. Otherwise Arrow will be their only new show to see a second season

  • Wright

    Cancel TCD and 90210.Hopefully Cult premieres well.

  • shouichi

    The have to make Secret Circle season 2!! Why? Because I need to see Gale Harold!!!

  • Charmed

    TSC didn’t get renewed and it was getting 0.8 and 0.7’s this time last year, so what makes you think BATB will be with 3 months left in the season? TCD ratings aren’t final, it could get adjusted up, and getting a 0.4 on its own behind 90210 which gets 0.3 and recently 0.2, is quite good. BATB gets the same as Nikita, and Nikita doesn’t have the highest rated show on the network behind it, so if BATB gets moved to Friday’s next season expect 0.2’s. TCD will be renewed!

  • halloween

    too bad cw canceled some good shows last year and replaced them with even more low rated shows…they should of made some 13 episode orders to replace failed shows

  • Janet Snakehole 3

    I hope BATB gets renewed. Its started off kinda stupid, but its gotten incredibly amazing. Kristin K is great! She’s such a strong female lead and I just love her.

  • 902FLOP0

    Why would the CW move Batb to fridays? It would score 0.2s like 90210. Batb only get)s 0.5 out of a low 1s lead-in (TVD), it would get even lower ratings on a friday at 9.

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