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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  • Ryann

    Im not a sercet circle fan, but if Beauty and the beast gets renewed with its dreadful ratings, its just unfair. I was really hoping for the cw to move beauty to tuesdays at 9 and put cult after the vampire diaries just to see wheter or not beuaty could hold a .6? Honstly i reckon if it was moved it would perform the same as 90210…
    Im hoping Cult and Hart of dixie get renewed.

    Monday – 8pm – New show 9pm – Hart of dixie
    Tuesday 8pm – sleepy hollow, 9pm – Supernatural
    Wednesday 8pm – Arrow, 9pm – New show
    Thursday 8pm – Vampire Diaries 9pm – The orginals
    Friday 8pm – Nikita, 9pm – Cult

    I hope the greenlit shows dont make it to air as they all sound terrible.

  • DonnaT

    @ Ashley

    I like your schedule. “B&TB” gets the “annual CW Freshman Show Pity/Face Saving Renewal” and The CW has to only heavily promote three new shows for Fall. I hope Cult(or TCD as Cult numbers are yet to be known) is renewed for midseason and I think the CW show try a Cult-style 13 episode cable model with another pilot that they intend to pick up to force tighter writing. A “cable model” new show also could replace a new, traditional model show that doesn’t earn a full season pickup (like EOMD being replaced by Cult).

  • Video Beagle

    With both Tomorrow People and Amazon in the wings, I can’t see CW wanting to hold onto Beauty and the Guy with the Roguish looking scar.

  • SRD

    I really hope Beauty & the Beast and Nikita are renewed. Arrow already has been.

  • Win

    ” and getting a 0.4 on its own behind 90210 which gets 0.3 and recently 0.2, is quite good”

    TCD is in front of 90210. 90210’s ratings can not be cited as a reason for TCD’S decline.

  • Charmed

    No offence, but I hope Cult flops so TCD can get renewed.

  • halloween

    imagine if they move Nikita out of Friday timeslot?

  • Brandy

    902flop0,BaTB will be moved to fri if renewed for a couple reasons :1.ANTM is now a summer only show and they need something besides reruns after Nikita
    2.Its performing not good after the best leadin, too badly to keep on a regular weeknight and The Originals will be after VD .CW wants a show holding VDs audience, BaTB ,just like Nikita, SC isn’t that show ratings wise.Nikita was moved to Fri after 0.8-0.9 in the springbok it’s first season cause that wasn’t considered good enough to stay post VD.Youre right though that move to Fri would hurt BaTBs ratings .

  • Brandy

    Halloween, that’s never gonna happen.It and 90210 are CwS lowest rated shows, despite Nikita reccent rise.I doubt it’ll keep getting 0.5s in a month when DST hits and most shows have ratings decline.

  • omabin

    My Schedule:

    The Selection
    The Tomorrow People or The Hundred

    Company Town
    Hart of Dixie


    The Vampire Diaries
    The Originals

    Beauty and the Beast

    With Oxygen getting a mideason order to replace whichever pilot falls the most, since it would be compatible with anything.

    However, I must say that it would not shock me (or would I condemn too much) to see the cw pretty much giving up on tuesdays like they did with mondays this season in order to focus their efforts completely on the monday revamping. The Originals is pretty much self promoted in itself, it should not require a lot of attention and if they can come up with a very solid, easily promotable block for Mondays, I would understand them not premiering a 4th new show on Tuesdays for the sake of well promoting Mondays. So a 13 eps order for something like TCD or, yes, 90210, wouldn’t shock me. If everything else works, they could be replaced at midseason by another show when the cw was not as focused on working mondays

  • AT

    You can really tell who the objective people in the comments are versus the ones who are in their own bubble just making stuff up thinking their comments have actual sway in favor of their favorite show. Right now, I think 90210 is for sure gone. The Carries Diaries, if this .4 sticks is most likely gone as well. That’s going into Emily Owens territory. Perhaps people are over that kind of show. I still think Hart of Dixie could go either way, but I think it comes down to whether or not they are willing to commit to a 4th season or not. Personally the show feels like it’s hitting a creative slump. That may be a problem. With Cult…who knows. I watched the pilot and I’m not sure how people will react to it. Beauty and the Beast also could go either way, but if it picks up creatively especially with the new cast members coming soon it could also pick up in the ratings. We shall see. I do think Nikita will get picked up now. It seems to be having a little boost lately. Anyway, I think this all comes down to how many new shows he wants to premiere next year. As of now, which could change, I think the shows getting the cut will be 90210 and The Carrie Diaries. If one more needs to be cut, then I think it could turn into a close race between Cult, BATB and Hart of Dixie. Unless Cult completely bombs, then I think BATB and Hart of Dixie will be safe.

  • Melody

    This week I’m actually going to predict solely on ratings and past actions by the CW – I know, what a surprise, I’m trying to stretch myself a bit.

    90210, there is no way it can get a .2 and still get renewed
    The Carrie Diaries, this is a dying genre on this network and Mark is smart enough to notice
    Beauty and the Best, as sad as this makes me the dipping ratings leave me with little doubt

    Hart of Dixie, yay more Wade for me!
    Nikita, syndication is the official language of the CW

    On a personal note, the renewal of my Wednesday night is the greatest Valentine’s day gift that the CW could have given me. Thank you! Another year of Ollie and the Winchesters – YES!!

  • Edward

    I really hope Beauty and the Beast will be renewed too.

  • Dan W

    I don’t understand why everyone thinks all these shows are going to get canceled. There is no way The CW can cancel THAT many shows as they can’t premiere that many shows. Unless they are going to fill their schedule with repeats, I expect two of Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries, Cult, Hart of Dixie, and 90210 to be canceled. At this rate, I expect them to hold 90210 for next summer or do a two hour wrap up special. I also expect Beauty and the Beast to be gone. I watch and like the show well enough, but the ratings are horrible retention wise. Just like The Secret Circle before it, I think it will be canceled. I also think Hart of Dixie will be renewed along with either The Carrie Diaries or Cult depending on how it premieres.

    My Schedule:

    8-The Carrie Diaries
    9-90210 final season/New Drama (The Selection or The Hundred)

    8-Hart of Dixie
    9-New Drama (Company Town or Reign)

    9-New Drama (The Tomorrow People)

    8-The Vampire Diaries
    9-The Originals

    8-Nikita (for more season then KILL IT!!!)
    9-Supernatural (did great here before)

    Depending on how well Cult does, save it and another new drama (The Selection or The Hundred) for midseason

  • ethan

    Please bring back one tree hill…seriously it would prob still get better ratings then most cw shows besides tvd spn and arrow

  • Z

    My best guess on next season’s schedule.

    8 – New Show
    9 – Heart of Dixie
    8 – The Orginals (TVD spinoff?)
    9 – Supernatural

    8 – Arrow
    9 – New Show

    8 – The Vampire Diaries
    9 – Cult (if it does well)/New Show

    8 – Nikita
    9 – 90210 (Final short season)

  • Dave

    This season will most likely be the bloodbath for The CW and bout am I happy Nikita won’t be a part of it.

    I like Beauty but I wish it luck along with the rest of Dixie, 90210, Cult and Carrie.

  • cameron

    I think 90210 will definately be xancelled. They should get Matt lanter on bises with either Oxygen or tomorrow people and Cancel batb and cd as well.

  • Davis

    At this point I would be SHOCKED if Hart of Dixie was canceled. We’ll see how it does tonight but I’m guessing 0.5-0.7 since that is what it has consistently done for it’s entire series. HOD is cheap to make and much closer to syndication than BATB or TCD. It’s also one of CW’s top DVR and online shows. I won’t even talk about 90210 since it’s kind of like bullying a person who’s laying on their death bed. TCD had way too much money dumped into it to be bombing the way it is. BATB needs to have a few ratings spikes between now and April to definitely be ok, otherwise it might be this year’s Secret Circle. My predictions:

    -Carrie Diaries; Enjoy it’s 13 episode run!
    -90210; DUNZO. Even CW can’t justify a “short final season” for this mess.
    -BATB; TOSS UP. The strong fan base gives it more of a chance.
    -HOD; certain renewal

  • Dan

    @JacobYates – There is a pattern

    CW has never cancelled a series after 2 or 3 full seasons. So using this theory Hart of Dixie and Nikita are safe.

    CW always gives their veterans a final season. So that means 90210 is good for a short final year.

    CW always only renews 1 of their 2 or 3 fall dramas and with Arrow already renewed, Beauty and the Beast looks dead. Also BATB’s terrible retention (worse than Secret Circle) and The Originals heading to that slot making it seem like a goner.

    CW usually gives a midseason drama a renewal if it does well enough and Carrie Diaries improved over Gossip Girl so it may be renewed but it could very well be cancelled after 13 episodes this fall, like Life Unexpected.

    Cult is a wild card because we don’t know how it will do but if it flops in its premiere then it will certainly be cancelled, if it does OK, CW will try to renew it.

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