CBS: 'Hostages' Is Certain To Be Canceled, But Will It Air All Its Episodes On Monday At 10pm?

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October 29th, 2013

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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2013-14 season in May, 2014. (includes results from September 16-October 27, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Hostages :oops: 0.57
The Mentalist :| :| :| 0.57
Blue Bloods (F) :) :) :) :) 0.59
The Good Wife :| :| :| 0.59
Hawaii Five-0 (F) :) :) :) :) 0.61
We Are Men* canceled 0.74
Elementary :) :) :) :) 0.77
CSI :) :) :) :) 0.84
Person Of Interest :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.89
Mom :| :| :| 0.92
Two and a Half Men :) :) :) :) 0.99
2 Broke Girls :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.04
NCIS: Los Angeles :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.11
Criminal Minds :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.12
The Crazy Ones :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.15
The Millers :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.26
How I Met Your Mother final season 1.32
NCIS :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.32
The Big Bang Theory :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 2.23

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Hostages is a "limited series" because it has a limited number of episodes (<22) per season. What that means to the Cancellation Bear is that if the series has good ratings it will be renewed next season (like, Sleepy Hollow), and if it has bad ratings (like, Hostages) it won't return, and CBS PR will spin it as "Hey, it was just a limited series".

Since the show is obviously doomed and destined for #bearchow, a more interesting question is whether it will air all its ordered episodes at its original timeslot, or whether it will be moved somewhere else in the calendar (or online). With so little experience with broadcast "limited series" the bear won't hazard a guess, he'll wait and see.

Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. 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.

Notes:

  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2014
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2014
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2014
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2014
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2014

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 have the Renew / Cancel Index Worked Out In Past Seasons? See all the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from recent past television seasons.

 
  • Las

    CBS should dump Hostages and put H50 back on Monday night. It did much better there and I looked forward to dreary Mondays because I waited to see H50!!!!

  • CBSviewer

    @ Barbie

    you gave Charmed the death slot on Monday. That’s an no no no!!!!!!!!!

    Do you think Friday at 8 is a better slot ? There it will get a 1.1-1.2.
    Something has to go on Monday at 10 and I’m sure former Charmed fans will return to watch the reboot (at least the first 5-6 episodes). Plus I think it’s very compatible with the Monday Comedies.

  • Joe

    Not sorry to see that show go. It was poorly planned and acted.

  • Cle

    Predicted next season schedule for CBS:

    MONDAY
    8PM-2 BROKE GIRLS
    8.30PM-THE MILLERS
    9PM-MIKE AND MOLLY
    9.30PM-NEW COMEDY
    10PM-INTELLIGENCE OR NEW DRAMA

    TUESDAY
    8PM-NCIS
    9PM-NCIS SPIN-OFF
    10PM-PERSON OF INTEREST

    WEDNESDAY
    8PM-NCIS LA
    9PM-CRIMINAL MINDS
    10PM-NEW DRAMA

    THURSDAY
    8PM-THE BIG BANG THEORY
    8.30PM-NEW COMEDY
    9PM-TWO AND A HALF MEN (FINAL SEASON)
    9.30PM-THE CRAZY ONES OR MOM
    10PM-ELEMENTARY

    FRIDAY
    8PM-UNDERCOVER BOSS
    9PM-HAWAI FIVE-O
    10PM-BLUE BLOODS

    SUNDAY
    8PM-AMAZING RACE/SURVIVOR
    9PM-THE GOOD WIFE OR CSI
    10PM-THE MENTALIST OR CSI

    WHATS SAY???

  • Ryan Schwartz

    Did any of you not read about HOW I MET YOUR FATHER? I think that’s a guaranteed to air spinoff, even if it’s a massive flop. I imagine it takes HIMYM’s Monday at 8 slot next fall.

  • Ryan Schwartz

    CBS fall 2014

    SUNDAY
    7:00 PM – 60 MINUTES
    8:00 PM – THE AMAZING RACE
    9:00 PM – ELEMENTARY
    10:00 PM – THE GOOD WIFE

    MONDAY
    8:00 PM – HOW I MET YOUR FATHER
    8:30 PM – 2 BROKE GIRLS
    9:00 PM – MIKE & MOLLY
    9:30 PM – NEW MULTI-CAMERA COMEDY
    10:00 PM – NCIS: LOS ANGELES

    TUESDAY
    8:00 PM – NCIS
    9:00 PM – NCIS: NEW ORLEANS
    10:00 PM – PERSON OF INTEREST

    WEDNESDAY
    8:00 PM – SURVIVOR
    9:00 PM – CRIMINAL MINDS
    10:00 PM – CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

    THURSDAY
    8:00 PM – THE BIG BANG THEORY
    8:30 PM – THE MILLERS
    9:00 PM – THE CRAZY ONES
    9:30 PM – NEW SINGLE-CAMERA COMEDY
    10:00 PM – NEW DRAMA

    FRIDAY
    8:00 PM – UNDERCOVER BOSS
    9:00 PM – HAWAII FIVE-O
    10:00 PM – BLUE BLOODS

    MIDSEASON: TWO AND A HALF MEN (ABBREVIATED FINAL SEASON)
    NOTES: “FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES” or “BAD TEACHER” could potentially take off in the winter/spring of 2014, so I’m not counting those out. Wouldn’t hold my breath, however, for “Intelligence” or “Reckless.” Its been ages since CBS launched a successful new drama outside of fall.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Ryan Schwartz

    This is the Final season of HIMYM so it won’t be on CBS Fall Schedule next season :roll:

  • harry

    Hey cbsviewer thats why he wrote father and not mother. Gow I met your father is a spinoff

  • Steve

    I wonder why the hell The Big Bang Theory hasn’t been renewed as of yet. It’s rating is almost one entire index point higher than the next highest show.

    Is CBS out of their bleepin’ minds?

  • Bruce

    The Mentalist was a repeat last night, not the advertised new episode. Does that mean they are saving the new episodes for a move?

  • Tristan Dunlop

    My Dream schedule:

    CBS fall 2014

    SUNDAY
    7:00 PM – 60 MINUTES
    8:00 PM – THE AMAZING RACE
    9:00 PM – NEW DRAMA
    10:00 PM – THE GOOD WIFE

    MONDAY
    8:00 PM – HOW I MET YOUR FATHER
    8:30 PM – 2 BROKE GIRLS
    9:00 PM – MIKE & MOLLY
    9:30 PM – NEW MULTI-CAMERA COMEDY
    10:00 PM – ELEMENTARY

    TUESDAY
    8:00 PM – NCIS
    9:00 PM – CSI (KEEP CSI FRANCHISE ALIVE – FAILING AT WED 10/9C)
    10:00 PM – NCIS LA

    WEDNESDAY
    8:00 PM – SURVIVOR
    9:00 PM – NCIS NEW ORLEANS
    10:00 PM – CRIMINAL MINDS

    THURSDAY
    8:00 PM – PERSON OF INTEREST (20 MILLION PLUS)- (BEST SHOW ON TV)
    9:00 PM – THE BIG BANG THEORY (20 MILLION PLUS)
    9:30 PM – THE MILLERS
    10:00 PM – THE CRAZY ONES

    FRIDAY
    8:00 PM – UNDERCOVER BOSS
    9:00 PM – HAWAII FIVE-O
    10:00 PM – BLUE BLOODS

  • Ultima

    @Steve
    I wonder why the hell The Big Bang Theory hasn’t been renewed as of yet. It’s rating is almost one entire index point higher than the next highest show.

    Is CBS out of their bleepin’ minds?

    Because they have to renegotiate the contracts for the original cast members first. It’s not like the show won’t be renewed, but these things take time and there’s no rush to get it done at this point.

  • Ultima

    @Bruce
    The Mentalist was a repeat last night, not the advertised new episode. Does that mean they are saving the new episodes for a move?

    No; in most of the country, CBS didn’t start their primetime until 7:59pm (so The Mentalist essentially aired entirely outside of primetime).

    They have a scheduled repeat coming up after sweeps (to balance out The Good Wife being preempted by The Amazing Race finale); I’m guessing they’ll just air an original on that night now.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Harry and Ryan Schwartz

    Sorry ! I thought it was MOTHER.
    Anyway I don’t think CBS will schedule HIMYM Spin-off at 8PM. It will probably air on Monday at 9 or get the post Big Bang Theory.

  • CBSviewer

    This is what I think could happen:

    MONDAY
    8:00 – 2 Broke Girls
    8:30 – The Millers
    9:00 – How I Met Your Father
    9:30 – Mom
    10:00 – Elementary

    TUESDAY
    8:00 – NCIS
    9:00 – NCIS: Los Angeles
    10:00 – NEW DRAMA

    WEDNESDAY
    8:00 – Survivor
    9:00 – Criminal Minds
    10:00 – CSI

    THURSDAY
    8:00 – The Big Bang Theory
    8:30 – NEW COMEDY
    9:00 – The Crazy Ones
    9:30 – NEW COMEDY
    10:00 – NCIS: New Orleans

    FRIDAY
    8:00 – Undercover Boss
    9:00 – Hawaii Five-0
    10:00 – Blue Bloods

    SUNDAY
    8:00 – The Amazing Race
    9:00 – Person of Interest
    10:00 – The Good Wife (apparently it does better at 10)

  • a p garcia

    I think hostages will take HF0′s time period by Jan if Hostages is still on the air. I think Charmed, when it does air, would do well in an early in the evening or maybe it should air on the CW

  • a p garcia

    I think hostages will take HF0′s time period by Jan if Hostages is still on the air. I think Charmed, when it does air, would do well in an early in the evening or maybe it should air on the CW!

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