CW: 'The Carrie Diaries' Still Likely To Be Canceled

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

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April 16th, 2013

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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 14, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Cult* canceled 0.35
90210 canceled 0.50
Emily Owens, M.D.* canceled 0.54
Nikita (F) :) :) :) :) 0.60
Gossip Girl* final season complete 0.61
The Carrie Diaries* :cry: :cry: 0.73
Hart Of Dixie :) :) :) :) 0.93
Beauty And The Beast :) :) :) :) 0.95
Supernatural renewed 1.50
Arrow renewed 1.60
Vampire Diaries renewed 1.97

Like many of the cancellation bear's weekly posts at this point in the season, the CW predictions haven't changed (other than Cult being officially canceled last week) and the bear's just going over old ground.

Although the cancellation bear disagrees with Bubble Watch over the fate of Beauty & The Beast (enraged fans, please direct your rage appropriately), there is no disagreement about the fate of The Carrie Diaries. It's still likely to be canceled.

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.

  • Wright

    Time to cancel TCD!!!!

  • RyanCanada

    i hope BATB gets renewed, i love the show.

  • Dan

    The only thing I can say about BATB is that if its renewed, when it gets moved to another night it will likely be performing as bad or worse than The Carrie Diaries so if CW wont renew that series then CW may as well get rid of both, but they will renew 1.

    Most sites keep saying Nikita will return for a “short” final season. Thats not gonna happen, when it returns it will be for a full 22 episode season since its just that much closer to syndication. Plus why would CW not want to have that series for a full year on Friday nights, another show would just do worse.

  • ytr

    Batb is going to be renewed, I hope they’ll cancel carrie diaries… It doesn’t deserve a second season… If they are going to renew it they should bring back half of their shows…

  • Pepper

    I think BatB narrowly escaped the bear for now, but will certainly be a midseason snack next year

  • BPKK

    @Bill Gorman

    Why do you have Carrie as only “likely” to be cancelled as opposed to “certain”?

  • Bill Gorman

    “Why do you have Carrie as only “likely” to be cancelled as opposed to “certain”?”

    I’ve got two more weeks of headlines to fill!

  • Jamie

    @Angellica .T.

    Why don’t you email the CW if you want them to see it? I doubt Pedowitz has time to sit and read trolling on random sites.


    Beauty and the Beast will obviously be renewed and I think it’s loyal fanbase will follow it to Friday’s (The Secret Circle’s young fanbase I doubt would have).

    I’m still kinda rooting for The Carrie Diaries, it’s a good little show.

  • Katy

    TCD might have had a better chance for ratings if they cast a proper heartthrob and not the blonde wannabe Austin Butler who is just famous for his girlfriend. He looks to feminine to be a heartthrob and doesn’t know how to act whatsoever.

  • BPKK


    Ha. Good reason as any I suppose. With no more episodes left to air, I was wondering what would change its status.

  • gerry

    i’m still rooting for TCD but barring a miracle its going the way of the bear. if they cancel that, they should cancel batb as well, since its numbers will be on par with or worse than TCD without its being aired after TVD.

  • Dillan

    I think The CW are still deciding on what to do with TCD. With airing repeats on Fridays and I know this probably means nothing but they’re still uploading pictures of the show on their Instagram account of TCD. Surely if the show was in such danger of being canceled, The CW wouldn’t still be doing this, especially now that all the episodes have aired.

  • Fake Me Out


    … Plus why would CW not want to have that series for a full year on Friday nights, another show would just do worse.

    I agree 110% … what network wouldn’t want to have a show pulling in a 0.3 demo on Fridays? And yes, any other show may do worse … there’s always 0.1 and 0.2 open … not a lot of wiggle room to do worse.

  • halloween

    CW needs new shows…cancel BatB and TCD…they are known properties and failing in first seasons with solid promotion by the network

  • Stephen

    Nikita and Hart of Dixie renewed, TCD cancelled, BATB maybe a 13 episode renewal to see how it does on another night in the fall.

    CW Mondays will be completely new or at least have shows moved to Mondays from other nights. Tuesday HOD probably stays where it is. Wed – will see if Supernatural moves again as I think Arrow will stay. Thu – BATB moved so VD spinoff can get paired with original. Fri – Nikita and either reality or repeat of another show.

  • david

    Yah and they had a showing geting a .2 recently called Cult. I am pretty sure TCD will be canciled. According to Dealione over the weekend said the CW likes The Tomorrow People, the Originals, The Hundred as good choices so far but they have not seen the other pilots yet too. So i am hoping they lke those as well.

  • josh

    Could The Secret Circle really be picked up by the CW again?

  • Jane Elliot

    @josh: No.

  • Jonay

    Would it surprise you if The CW cancels both The Carrie Diaries and Beauty and The Beast???

  • Bill Gorman

    “Would it surprise you if The CW cancels both The Carrie Diaries and Beauty and The Beast???”

    A little, obviously, since I have predicted only one would be canceled.

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