The Scripted Cable Show Renew/Cancel Status List...Has Been Canceled

Categories: Cable Renew/Cancel Status,Cable TV

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March 30th, 2013


After 12 “episodes” the Scripted Cable Renew/Cancel Status has been canceled.  It debuted on November 7, 2012 and the list that “aired” on February 23 was its finale.

I know what you’re thinking.  This: “I read it. All my friends read it. Your stats system must be antiquated!”  And this: “TV by the Numbers never loved that list and didn’t want it to succeed. They launched it on a Saturday. A SATURDAY! C’mon!”

Kidding aside, our tracking isn’t antiquated and is pretty much exactly the “full census” measurement that many fans clamor to see utilized for TV shows. Sadly, even with a full census data the poor performers still get canceled.  I launched it on Saturdays so I could give it extra “promotion” by featuring it more prominently on our home page. That helped, but not enough.

A movie or a save by Netflix don't seem likely, but maybe another site will pick it up!

  • Ben

    I don’t suppose there’s any chance it could be Uncancelled after being cancelled, similar to Unforgettable (CBS). Maybe returning as a Midsummer replacement series.

  • AppleStinx

    Yet another change to the site. Has anyone seen Bill lately? What’s going on?

  • Meliwa

    *Mock Outrage* No!! Let’s start an online petition to bring the Cable Renew/Cancel Index back! Demand it be brought back no matter how many people don’t read it or threaten to boycott TV by the Numbers! DO IT!!!

    Sorry, had to get the Fringe/Chuck/PanAm/Smash Irrational Logic Demon out of me.

  • Jon

    I think it’s too bad it’s being cancelled. It was a nice list to refer to from time to time.

  • BeBe

    It had good ratings in syndication and dvr :(

  • BeBe

    Maybe we should start a kickstarter project and save it

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