ABC: 'Body Of Proof' & 'How To Live With Your Parents' Now "Toss Ups" To Be Renewed Or Canceled

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

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April 30th, 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 28, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Don't Trust The B in Apt 23* canceled 0.50
Happy Endings (some F) :oops: 0.50
Red Widow :oops: 0.56
Last Resort* canceled 0.57
Zero Hour* canceled 0.58
Private Practice* canceled 0.63
Malibu Country* (F) :| :| :| 0.65
666 Park Avenue* canceled 0.68
Body Of Proof :| :| :| 0.72
Last Man Standing* (F) :) :) :) :) 0.74
The Neighbors* :| :| :| 0.87
Revenge :) :) :) :) 0.94
Nashville :) :) :) :) 0.94
Suburgatory :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.01
Castle :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.09
The Middle :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.13
How To Live With Your Parents :| :| :| 1.16
Once Upon A Time :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.23
Scandal :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.41
Grey's Anatomy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.52
Modern Family :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 2.07

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In what is an upgrade for Body Of Proof  and a downgrade for How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest Of Your Life) the Cancellation Bear now predicts both as "toss ups" to be renewed or canceled.

Whatever mojo Body Of Proof had last season that saved it when it averaged just 66% of ABC's scripted show average ratings could again save it this season, particularly since it's now averaging over 70% of this spring's ABC scripted show ratings average (a level for which for most shows would mean cancellation).

Sandwiched by repeats, How To Live With Your Parents ratings dove last week to just a 1.5 rating. It'll be surrounded by new episodes this Wednesday in what is likely a make or break outing. If it doesn't rebound, expect a negative prediction on May 7.

Final up or down (no toss ups!) guesses next Tuesday, May 7!

Although it's not that easy to see, the photo is of teddy bears tossed onto a hockey rink in some sort of promotional event.

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.

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*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, the "old" Fall predictions will carry over.

Want to know what the ABC Renew/Cancel Index table looked like at the end of the Fall season? Click here.

Notes:

  • :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, 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 (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 past television seasons.

 
  • Fred

    Many of these schedules are not close to being realistic.
    Too much to too correct.

  • omabin

    @Elijah,

    Why would ABC move its highest rated show to 10h30pm?! Also, why would a drama start at 9ph30 pm? And what is up with splitting DWTS? Also, no way HE anchor the Wednesday comedy block

  • James

    Sunday
    SHIELD (new)
    OUAT
    Big Thunder (new)

    Monday
    DWTS
    Nashville

    Tuesday
    Shark Tank
    DWTS
    Castle

    Wednesday
    The Middle
    The Neighbors
    Modern Family
    Middle Age Rage (new)
    Venice (new)

    Thursday
    Revenge
    Greys
    Scandal

    Friday
    Last Man Standing
    Malibu Country
    Suburgatory
    Super Fun Night (new)
    20/20

  • Davis

    Sunday
    DWTS/Bachelor/DWTS
    Nashville (22)

    Monday
    SHIELD (new) (24)
    DWTS: Results/Bachelor/DWTS: Results
    Castle (15)/Body of Proof (13)

    Tuesday
    Once Upon A Time (23)
    Big Thunder (new) (22)
    Revenge (22)

    Wednesday
    The Middle (22)
    Back in the Game (new) (22)
    Modern Family (24)
    Middle Age Rage (new)(22)
    Lucky 7 (13)

    Thursday
    Scandal (24)
    Greys (24)
    Venice (new) (22)

    Friday
    Suburgatory (15eps)/Last Man Standing (13)
    Super Fun Night (15eps)/Malibu Country (13)
    Shark Tank (22)
    20/20 (22)

  • Alan

    I hope Revenge gets renewed and moves back to Wednesdays or maybe Thursdays with Scandal.

  • The Watcher

    ABC Schedule next season:

    MONDAY
    8:00 – Dancing with the Stars
    10:00 – Castle (24 episodes)

    TUESDAY
    8:00 – S.H.I.E.L.D. (13-22 episodes)
    9:00 – Dancing with the Stars
    10:00 – The Returned (13 episodes) / Body of Proof (13 episodes)

    WEDNESDAY
    8:00 – The Middle (24 episodes)
    8:30 – Bad Management (13-22 episodes)
    9:00 – Modern Family (24 episodes)
    9:30 – How to Live with Your Parents (22 episodes)
    10:00 – Murder in Manhattan (13-22 episodes)

    THURSDAY
    8:00 – Shark Tank
    9:00 – Grey’s Anatomy (24 episodes)
    10:00 – Scandal (24 episodes)

    FRIDAY
    8:00 – Last Man Standing (22 episodes)
    8:30 – Mixology (13-18 episodes)
    9:00 – Suburgatory (22 episodes)
    9:30 – The Neighbors (22 episodes)
    10:00 – 20/20

    SUNDAY
    8:00 – Once Upon a Time (22 episodes)
    9:00 – Revenge (22 episodes)
    10:00 – Nashville (22 episodes)

    Thoughts ?

  • JacobYates

    @HV
    Sorry, my bad.

  • Scifibookguy

    I really hope “The Neighbors” is renewed. The season finale was so full of promise for the second season :)

    I’m going to miss “Red Widow” :( I love that show.

  • rebafan

    ABC is responsible for Once’s ratings decline….the new episodes air so sporadically that people are losing interest!!!

  • Randy

    I don’t know why they can’t renew any of the shows yet.

  • Ultima

    @rebafan
    ABC is responsible for Once’s ratings decline….the new episodes air so sporadically that people are losing interest!!!

    Nonsense.

    Fall – Recap+NEW, NEW, NEW, NEW, NEW, NEW, NEW, off-AMAs, NEW, NEW, four week hiatus

    Midseason – NEW, NEW, NEW, repeat, off-SB, NEW, NEW, off-Oscars, NEW, NEW, NEW, NEW, repeat, repeat, Recap, NEW, NEW, NEW, NEW, off-BMAs/summer hiatus

    They aired one repeat in January and had a short break in April. If that’s too much for people to handle, then they shouldn’t be watching broadcast television.

  • Ultima

    @Randy
    I don’t know why they can’t renew any of the shows yet.

    They can, they just don’t feel like announcing the renewals yet.

  • Carol

    PLEASE do not cancel Body of Proof. The show is good, good actors and the stories are interesting. I hope you reconsider and give it another chance. Maybe move it to another night and see how it does.

  • sherry

    keep body of proof

  • Christopher Koplitz

    I feel for you producers & writers. It’s hard to predicts your listeners. People today are not as intelligent as they were 30 years ago. It must be the processed food & fluoride in the drinking water…

    Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who has had considerable success in producing top TV shows in the U.S. says, “It is getting harder and harder to underestimate the intelligence of the American public. It now averages well below the previous 6th grade level.”

    Your writers may need to start reading Dick & Jane books for inspiration lol.

  • Christopher Koplitz

    Your writers may need to read Dick & Jane books for inspiration. lol

    I notice most of the cognitive programming was canceled. More skin, explosion’s & cave men grunting with guns may be better… lol

    Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who has had considerable success in producing top TV shows in the U.S. says, ‘It is getting harder and harder to underestimate the intelligence of the American public. It now averages well below the previous 6th grade level.

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