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.

  • Rachel

    My fav shows have already been renewed and I have watched the others briefly….so…. Carrie and cult I think will definitely be cancelled sorry to the fans cause they are ok. Not really bothered about Nikita or the others but listening to the horrible bullying comments from some on here, let me say this- I don’t mind BATB or HOD but the bullies on here saying about the bad acting and writing for BATB…. What big gripping storylines that have left you on the edge of your seat have HOD produced?? Carnivals, BFF fallouts, the love triangles, gripping medical cases…. and you all must think the acting is award winning and the accents not annoying at all (especially from Lemon). Sorry but I hate bullies and I watch both shows but HOD never leaves me in suspense for the next ep. BATB the last few weeks have. Some of these shows are against big shows on other channels so I feel for them all. Stop ganging up on people, I have seen this on so many sites now, you don’t like something have your opinion without slating it!!

  • erin

    Cancelation Arrow American Next Top Model

  • erin

    Renew 90210 for a full season 6

  • TSC’s Revenge

    CW network is a joke! Seriously, they should just cancel all of the shows not already renewed. At this rate, I don’t see how they can continue as a viable network with the ratings they get across the board. Low ratings mean tightening budgets which leads to sub-standard programming… and so goes the downward spiral. LOL! Have a fun ride down the ratings ladder!

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    I’d go drastic.

    As far as budget allows, I’d pick up a couple Crime of the Week shows that get cancelled like Vegas for Mondays. No longer can pick up Mentalist & CSI NY would be way too expensive. I’d pick up a couple comedies for Tuesday @ 8 and 8:30.

    So, based on that, probably:

    8 Vegas
    9 New Male Drama

    8 & 8:30 Possibly Rules of Engagement/Community but also something like Whitney/GWK/Go On
    9 HOD

    Wed & Thur
    what everyone expects

    BATB with ANTM ready for Winter/Spring

    In fact, with so many CBS pilots looking good that are for CBS not CW, I’d also once CBS figures out what pilots they are going to bring to the 3 drama/1 comedy + 1 new drama for mid season + either ROE or another new comedy and which they let go b/c no more room not b/c of quality, I’d look into those as well, maybe instead of cancelled shows from CBS/NBC

  • Shirley

    Beauty and the Beast is the only show I watch on the CW ! Don’t cancel Beauty and the Beast! The show continues to get better, major interesting plots in the next few episodes and more on the mythology!

  • Darcy

    The best show on TV is Beauty and the Beast – please bring it back for season 2!!

  • Frank

    Cancel the network!!!

  • Save Ringer

    Bring Ring Back!!!! Network has NOTHING now.

  • Save Ringer

    Ringer** Auto correct

  • tvlog

    America’s Top Model is dead! The Glass House should be the darling! Can we agree with The Glass House should come over! Stop lawsuit! CW is struggling! Lawsuits on copy infringement on you never created show! And you have show sued format you have established it wrong for America! CW needs new reality show!

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Frank wins the thread.

    However, in the absence of canceling the network, I’d kill everything other than what has already been renewed and Nikita. EVERYTHING!

    However, as everyone here knows, I expect HoD to be renewed and either moved to Friday or not.

    TCD and Cult are doomed. EO is already canceled.

    BATB should be canceled which would bring canceled shows to four out of five new shows, which the CW has done before. It would be a mistake to renew such a low-rated season one show for a second season when it’s clear it would only drop further and never pay its way in season two – UNLESS it’s really true that international sales tip it over into profitability. But unless international RATINGS this season have been better than US ratings, it should still be canceled as it’s unlikely the international buyers will pay the same rate for season two as they did for this season.

    In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the decision to cancel/renew isn’t held up while WBTV shops the show to the international buyers to determine whether the show can be profitable in season two.

    In any event, given the crap quality of the show – and even more so for its idiotic fans – DEATH TO BATB!! :-)

  • Sapphire

    BATB has to stay on the lineup—SUCH a great show! I’d love to see Ringer come back.

  • elle#batb

    How can you ask that? People all have different tastes and I’m sure there’s a lot of love from people for all the shows listed.

  • Reyna

    I see The CW cancelling Cult and TCD, yet renewing HOD, Nikita, and of course BATB. As others have pointed out, BATB deserves another season as the storylines are improving. Despite having a couple of minor flaws, the episodes really are literally keeping the Beasties and other viewers on the edge of their seats.

  • starship

    Cult and The Carrie Diaries will get cancelled, this is certain.

    Nikita and Hart of Dixie will get renewed (if Dixie majorly flops after the break which I doubt, it might get shipped to Fridays, it will go back to Mondays at 9 otherwise).
    Beauty and the Beast is still up in the air, if it doesn’t collapse after the break or if more than 3 out of their 8 pilots suck, it’s getting renewed (Company Town, Blink, and Reign already sound like major stinkers and have zero buzz surrounding them in terms of casting or story, but that could still change).

  • charmedcraft

    I would cancel Nikita, Cult, and Carrie Diaries

  • halloween

    @starship BatB already collapsed, it started with a 1.3 and dropped to as low as .5 in recent weeks. If that isn’t collapsing i don’t know what is…fact is with a 1.2-1.3 lead in it is almost impossible for most shows to drop below .5

  • Norma

    If Beast gets renewed secret circle fans are gonna go balistic. I would so understand them because if secret circle was cancelled with better ratings Beast does not deserve to be renewed. So it would actually be unfair to secret circle fans.

  • CH2164

    Cult and The Carrie Diaries need to go go go :D

    I’m more looking forward to the new pilot’s tbh

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