FOX: ‘The Mindy Project’ Now At The Bottom Of Fox’s Sitcom Ratings Heap

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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
The Mindy Project :| :| :| 0.73
Dads :oops: 0.74
Brooklyn Nine-Nine :| :| :| 0.84
Bob’s Burgers renewed 0.99
American Dad final season on Fox 1.02
New Girl :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.02
Bones :) :) :) :) 1.03
Glee renewed 1.05
Family Guy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.24
The Simpsons renewed 1.43
Sleepy Hollow renewed 1.47

The cancellation bear’s not sure if he’s ever encountered a situation that The Mindy Project finds itself in. A veteran show with ratings lower than all the rookies on the same network (as well as all the other veterans).

Whether it’s new or not, it’s perplexing for the bear, because normally veteran shows get somewhat of a benefit of the doubt for renewal over rookies with similar ratings, but how much of a benefit of the doubt should Mindy get?

Mindy is now below the woefully rated, and predicted as certain to be canceled, Dads (full season order notwithstanding), and well below the (just moved to) “toss up” Brooklyn 9-9.

The bear’s keeping Mindy as a “toss up” for now, because with so few Fox shows in doubt, he’s going to have to circle back around to it again (and again).

Those chastising the bear for his prediction that Dads would be canceled should note the bold text at the top of every post. The bear’s predictions are for the end of the season. If Dads is renewed, then you can gleefully chastise then. Until then, you just look silly.

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.

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


  • :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.

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