NBC: ‘Hannibal’ Starts As Likely To Be Renewed

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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- April 7, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Do No Harm* canceled 0.50
Smash canceled 0.64
Animal Practice* canceled 0.66
1600 Penn* 😳 0.74
Guys With Kids* 😳 0.81
The New Normal* 😥😥 0.83
Whitney* 😐😐😐 0.88
Community 😐😐😐 0.89
Deception* 😳 0.91
Go On 😐😐😐 0.92
30 Rock* final season complete 0.93
Grimm (F) :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: 1.01
Parenthood* :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: 1.08
Hannibal :):):):) 1.13
Parks & Recreation :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: 1.14
Law & Order: SVU :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: 1.20
Chicago Fire :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: 1.37
The Office final season 1.43
Revolution :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: 1.69
Up All Night 😳 pending

While the cancellation bear would like no better to have the chance to devour rookie drama Hannibal with a nice Chianti and some fava beans, the show’s premiere ratings last week were plenty good enough on ratings challenged NBC to have the bear begin his prediction for its future at “likely to be renewed”. Early predictions are subject to rapid change, stay tuned.

The observant will note that the bear has moved The New Normal prediction up to “likely canceled” from “certain to be canceled”. With its recent ratings gains airing after The Voice, it’s cancellation is not nearly as certain as 1600 Penn or Guys With Kids.

A note to those in denial, there has been no formal announcement that Smash has been canceled, but when a show is sent to Saturday during its run, it has been canceled. There will be no formal announcement.

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.

*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index “frozen” at the point they left the schedule.

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 NBC Renew/Cancel Index table looked like at the end of the Fall season? Click here.


  • :oops: – certain to be cancelled by May, 2013
  • 😥 :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, 2013

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 (ie. 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 past television seasons.

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