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.

  • Charmed

    I don’t understand, why is it so important to have 88 episodes for syndication?

  • bryer

    they need to keep the carrie diaries.

  • Elle

    Since Gossip Girl finished, I have not been able to find anything I like to watch just as much as I liked GG. Then I found The Carrie Diaries! I love it! I have never seen Sec and the City but this prequel is amazing and I will definitely do so afterwards, if it continues. I hope it does, it is so different just like GG was! I love how its set in the 80s and I love how they raised discrimination and other unusual topics – it makes you think as well as enjoying the show! Please don’t cancel, I would be heartbroken! I need something to watch now that GG has stopped and PLL isn’t on until June 11th and TVD is always having gaps :( This show fits what I’m looking for so:


    Kyddshaw for life ????

  • Elle

    Keep The Carrie Diaries please!

    It would be great if a channel in the UK picked up the show such as ITV2 who already show TVD and I think they showed GG too! Not sure about PLL though! They need to expand the audience because there are many fans watching it online at the moment! Also, why not let users outside of the USA access the CW website? This would raise awareness of all shows and could raise views on many if them! I would love to be able to watch my favourite CW shows on the CW show! I can’t because I live in the UK so I, alongside many, have to find other sites :L


    Kyddshaw for life <3

  • Elle

    Everything except The Carrie Diaries and the Vampire Diaries should go!

    TCD and TVD forever!

  • sinbella

    This is crazy!!! BATB should not be on top list to be cancelled. Absolute madness.

  • Jemma

    The only one I watch that hasn’t already been renewed is Hart Of Dixie, but I agree with Elle, I live in the UK as well and it’s irritating when UK channels don’t show my favourite shows!

  • maya

    I want Nikita to be renewed. They’re good characters, action-packed, i always had a ghost bumps after watching it and i can’t wait for the next episode to watch…

  • son of coffee

    as long as arrow has been renewed i’m fine

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