CW: Be The Cancellation Bear, Which CW Shows Would You Cancel?

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

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April 2nd, 2013

Click this link for the latest CW renewal / cancellation information:

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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- March 27, 2013):


Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Cult :oops: 0.38
90210 canceled 0.50
Emily Owens, M.D.* canceled 0.54
Gossip Girl* final season complete 0.61
Nikita (F) :) :) :) :) 0.62
The Carrie Diaries :cry: :cry: 0.75
Hart Of Dixie :) :) :) :) 0.91
Beauty And The Beast :| :| :| 0.93
Supernatural renewed 1.49
Arrow renewed 1.61
Vampire Diaries renewed 1.95

This is a special short week version of the post. The table above includes news and ratings through Wednesday, March 27 only.

No changed predictions from the cancellation bear this week, he's soaking up the sun, but it's your chance to be the bear.

Which CW show(s) not currently renewed or canceled would you devour? (Vote for as many shows, as many times as you want. As are all internet polls, this is meaningless.)

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.

  • Justin


  • Jonay

    If The CW canceled The Carrie Dairies, wouldn’t they have to renew Beauty and The Beast????

  • Dave

    Everything except Nikita :D

  • Jared

    Cult and The Carrie Diaries will get cancelled. Everything else should be renewed.

  • halloween

    HOD and Nikita will get full season orders and BatB will get 13 episodes next season on Friday…just because they can’t cancel everything

  • MaryAnn

    Well, The Vampire Diaries and Arrow have already been renewed. Now if they will just renew Beauty and the Beast, I will be a happy camper. I also watch Cult, but it’s pretty clear the writing is on the wall for that one, so I have already emotionally let go of it.

  • Anna

    Don’t understand BATB support, some of the worst acting this side of RealiTV.

  • RJ

    I’ve been watching Cult and besides the first episode, the series is actually really good and compelling… sad to see it go :(

  • Claudia

    Not BATB :)

  • Norma

    I think NIKITA and HART OF DIXIE should be upgraded to certain renewal at this point :-)

  • Holly


    If The CW canceled The Carrie Dairies, wouldn’t they have to renew Beauty and The Beast????

    No. If The CW decides to launch 5 new shows in the fall or keep an hour on Friday as repeats, they don’t need to keep BatB.

  • lll

    I chose to cancel BATB, Carrie Diaries and Cult. The rest can stay. The CW shouldn’t have to choose between BATB and Carrie Diaries because they both suck. They’ll have a better chance starting over from scratch.

  • Claudia

    Simple! Dont watch it, there is some that like this show as there are millions and millions that like Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty its America you watch what you like without being a bully or j… about it!!!!!

  • Adrian

    With ANTM nowhere to be found on the summer schedule, I reckon the CW will air it on the fall, Fridays @9PM, renew Nikita and Dixie, cancel everything else and premiere 4 new shows (Originals plus three others).

    In the case BATB does get renewed (though it really, REALLY shouldn’t be) it won’t be for 13 eps that’s just throwing money away. It’s either a 22 full season or cancellation.

    HOD was renewed last year with a 0.64 average, and BATB is currently at 0.63 but it still has 5 or so more episodes. I think if it gets even one 0.4 it’s as good as dead. No freshman show has been renewed with 0.4s there’s no reason they should start now.

  • Nick

    What the CW should do for 2013-2014:

    8: America’s Next Top Model/The Selection (new)
    9: Hart of Dixie

    8: The Tomorrow People (new)
    9: Arrow

    8: The Hundred (new)
    9: Supernatural

    8: The Vampire Diaries
    9: The Originals (new) 

    8: Nikita (full final season)
    9: Repeats

  • frodo

    Beauty should not be canceled, its been getting a steady 0.6 in a year where all their new shows have failed besides Arrow. Sure it benefits being after the Vampire Diaries but it also faces stiff competition on Thursdays.

    I think the CW will only cancel Carrie and Cult. all the other shows will be renewed.

  • Romina

    The only show that I like/watch on the CW is Beauty and the Beast and it’s the only one I care about, I hope it gets a second season. BTW there’s really no need to trash the shows you don’t like, if you don’t like them, then don’t watch them!!

  • hello

    Just cancel Carrie Diaries and BATB and the CW will be alot closer to a respectable network

  • Claudia

    Have the other freshman shows in mention, been so competitive low ratings with other fresman hitting tha hit the .4, .3 or even Cult’s .2’s and even recurring shows hitting .3’s and .4’s so far BATB has only hit low .5 no less than that. This season all together the CW shows recurring and freshman shows have hit low ratings except the only renewed shows. Whats your point?

  • joy

    Claudia,don’t u get tired?Everywhere where something bad is being said about batb,you pounce on him or her!! By now,we all have understood your immense love about the show,no need to slam it in everybody’s face.I can’t wait to see your comment on the thread on may when cw cancels batb!!

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