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.

  • luisl


    They can and they will.

  • Rachel

    Cancel Cult, TCD, & BATB obviously.


    Cult & TCD

  • Mal

    I won’t rest until Nikita is off the air! :p

    But seriously, cancel pretty much everything. For some reason I feel TCD has the slight edge over BATB.

  • Dave

    “I won’t rest until Nikita is off the air! :p”

    Well get ready for a whole new year w/o resting! :D

  • tj

    I admit being able to fast forward commercials have probably hurt new shows. Without seeing previews because I do fast forward, I have only good word of mouth to go on. Usually via this site. I only watch Supernatural on cw. I do plan on watching Arrow when the 1st season is on DVD. 1. I missed the first episode. 2. Because my cw is the only station not in HD. I want the full effect. I buy every season of SN so I’m OK with original airings not being in HD. To the question asked. .sorry but Nakita should go based on ratings. The new shows should have at least one more season to grow an audience. Interested in cult but yet to watch. Forgot to set DVR to record the 1st epi. I never start in the middle. Will catch on 2nd time around though.

  • LeighLee

    Cancel everything except BatB! It’s hard to tell (to me) which shows should survive when every show on this crap network gets bad ratings. BatB is the only one I watch so I hope it hangs on for another year and on a different night.

    @Anna My BatB support is solely due to Smallville. Lana/Clark fan! If it weren’t for Kristen Kreuk being the star of BatB, I wouldn’t watch.

  • Claudia


    NO I dont get tired. LOL! And thats fine, Im not gonna be crying a river it is what it is, at least I got some people annoyed by the love I have for BATB when it ran. :)

  • Norma


    You wanna renew first season shows that Nikita beat in its 3rd season on friday. Yeah its all about ratings with you lol

  • rose

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

  • nika

    BATB will go places in CW life so it shouldn’t be cancelled! It’s too great and with huge potential. Those who got hooked, never regretted checking it out! All you still hesitant to give it a try, start watching now!

  • Norma

    Why don’t they call it Beauty and the Hun(L)k lmao. I seriously don’t get that show

  • Alan

    Beauty and the Beast, Cult, and Nikita (announce the fourth season as a final season).

  • Norma


    If a friday show is beating other shows there is no need to say season 4 is the last imo.

  • omabin


    The Tomorrow People
    The Hundred

    The Selection
    Hart of Dixie


    The Vampire Diaries
    The Originals


  • Bern

    Cult, B&TB, TCD are GONE!

    HOD and Nikita :) are RENEWED!

  • Nerdbot

    I know it sounds ridiculous (because its ratings will never be good enough to allow it), but I’d be happier if Nikita receives the Fringe or Chuck treatment and reaches the 100 episodes. Otherwise, I hope that CW announces the fourth season as the last one for Nikita.

  • Ellen

    I’m not going to judge who should get cancelled because I just feel bad for all the series here. I really want BATB to get a second season though. So, it if does, I would be a happy camper. If not, then I will just enjoy the rest of the season.

  • KT

    HoD is the little show that could :) All I care about on the network

  • Norma


    The ratings is already good enough for it now. When a friday show is not last on a network its doing quite good lets see how it does next season though

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