NBC: 'Dracula' Is Likely To Be Renewed

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

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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
Welcome To The Family* canceled 0.52
Ironside* canceled 0.61
Sean Saves The World :oops: 0.68
Parks & Recreation :| :| :| 0.74
Parenthood :| :| :| 0.81
The Michael J. Fox Show :| :| :| 0.88
Revolution :| :| :| 0.91
Grimm (F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.06
Dracula (F) :) :) :) :) 1.06
Law & Order: SVU :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.12
Chicago Fire :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.39
The Blacklist :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.91

Dracula premiered well on Friday. Its 1.8 rating both tied Grimm and was well above every other NBC scripted show that didn't follow The Voice. Because of that, it's likely to be renewed.

Early predictions have a habit of changing quickly. Stay tuned.

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  • :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.

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  • CBSviewer

    @ Chris J

    What NBC could do:

    8:00 – The Voice
    10:00 – NEW DRAMA

    8:00 – About a Boy
    8:30 – NEW COMEDY
    9:00 – The Voice
    10:00 – Chicago Fire

    8:00 – Revolution
    9:00 – The Blacklist
    10:00 – NEW DRAMA

    8:00 – The Biggest Loser
    9:00 – NEW COMEDY
    9:30 – Parks & Recreation
    10:00 – Law & order: SVU

    8:00 – Dateline
    9:00 – Grimm
    10:00 – NEW DRAMA

  • Cle

    Better Schedule for NBC next season

    8PM-The Voice
    10PM-Most Promising New Drama

    TUESDAY (Fall)
    8PM-The Biggest Loser
    9PM-The Voice
    10PM-The Blacklist

    TUESDAY (Spring)
    8PM-The Voice
    9PM-New Comedy (If this comedy is Family-Orientated next one should be too and if this one is Adult-Orientated next one should be too)
    9.30PM-New Comedy
    10PM-The Blacklist (This will be the test time for Blacklist as if it can stand on its own after one and half season with Voice lead-in.. NBC can cancel it if underperforms below 2s and it would be a sophomore cancelation so no big problems)

    8PM-Most Promising New Adult Comedy
    8.30PM-New Adult Comedy
    9PM-Chicago Fire
    10PM-Chicago PD

    8PM-Revolution/American Dream Builders (takes over the slot in midseason when Revolution moves to Sunday)
    9PM-Most Promising New Family Comedy
    9.30PM-New Family Comedy
    10PM-Law & Order SVU

    FRIDAY (Fall, Midseason & Spring)
    8PM-Community (13 eps final season)
    8.30PM-Parks & Recreation (13 eps Final Season)
    After the comedies finish immediately Dateline takes over for rest of season

    9PM-11PM (Little bit complicated) First week before usual premier week start the Friday Schedule with comedies and then after that 2hr Series premier of a New Sci-Fi/Fantasy Drama (Limited series with 13 eps per season if renewed). This will bring New Dramas’ eps number to 11 eps. Next week premier Grimm & push the new Drama @ 10pm. Run like this for 9 weeks. Grimm takes two week break and that week the new Drama airs 2 hr season/series Finale. Next week (This will be the 12th week) Premier Dracula with 2hr eps. Dracula’s eps number now is 8 eps. Next week bring Grimm @9pm right after the series finale of comedies and then push Dracula to 10pm. This schedule goes on for 8 weeks. Next week premier Hannibal @10pm after Grimm’s 18th episode. This schedule goes for 5 weeks. Next week make Dateline 2hrs from 8-10 and Hannibal @10pm. This goes for 8 weeks and then season finishes with full scheduled 36 weeks.

    SUNDAY (Fall)

    SUNDAY (Midseason)
    8PM-New Family Drama
    9PM-New Adult-Thriller Drama
    10PM-Revolution moves here for rest of season

  • Chris J


    Your schedule is pretty good, but I think that’s too many new comedies to debut in the fall (NBC had a hard time promoting just 3 this year), and Revolution would be DEAD Thursday 8pm.

    Other than that everything else seems ok.

  • Chris J


    That’s a good schedule.

    If “About A Boy” does well next season, which it likely will since it’ll have The Voice lead in, I can definitely see it being renewed and anchoring a “Family-comedy-hour”.

    Likewise Parks will probably be renewed for a final season and it can be paired with Tina Fey’s new comedy for an “Adult-comedy-hour”.

    If NBC can nail that much it’ll make rebuilding comedies that much easier for them.

    Personally, I’d probably switch out Blacklist and Chicago Fire, and also Chicago PD may do well enough to warrant a renewal and that can stay in the Wednesday 10pm hour.

    If NBC plays their cards right this Spring they may only need to launch 2 new comedies and 2 new dramas this fall.

    Add in the fact that they will probably add a new reality competition show (space race), and it’s easy to see that they will be able to easily improve their numbers and strengthen their lineup compared to this season (plus don’t they have the Superbowl next year?)

  • Cle

    @Chris J

    NBC has to promote 4 new comedies in that schedule for fall.. And CBS is crumbling in Thurs @9 with their comedies so NBC has a very good chance to launch family comedies there. And @wed 8pm ABC has Family comedies there and Adult comedies can succeed there. And for Revolution it will drop about .1 to .2 tenths there and anything above 1’s is an improvement in that slot… And Revolution will be promoted throughout Olympics when moving to sunday and there it can maintain above 1’s..

  • Chris J


    I agree that NBC will still have a huge opportunity next season for comedies Thursday at 9pm.

    Wednesday 8pm hasn’t really ever worked for NBC and Revolution is currently doing much better there than their comedies had done.

    But even though Revolution is doing ok Wednesday 8pm, it’s only currently getting a 1.4 in the demo. If it were to move to Thursday 8pm and drop to a 1.2 or 1.3, it would be no better than Parks or Community.

    For a show that cost as much as Revolution those ratings would be far too low. That’s why I say NBC’s best bet is a 1hr reality show Thursday at 8pm.

  • Cle

    b NBC has to air 6 comedies in fall to find good ones..

  • k:Alex

    The thing I like the most about these fantasy schedules is the Tuesday.
    Comedy at 8, Voice at 9 and Blacklist or Chicago Fire at 10.

    If a comedy is pushed to be a success, it always fails, look at almost every comedy between Friends and Seinfeld/Frasier/Will&Grace.
    It need to be really good and time too grow on it’s own.

    Shows who grow slowly are way more stronger as shows who need to grow fast, like Scandal, top drama on Thursday grew slowly. Or Chicago Fire who became a self starter.

    I think (and hope) NBC has all the quality’s to make real good sitcoms again, they only need a new men with a new vision on their comedy division.
    Someone who think the script is more important as the whole star it’s about and who is really critical.

    No complicated story or something, just 4/5 realistic characters who live in America and do stuff. I like the multicam/singlecam way of ‘How I Met Your Mother’, perfect, next comedy.

  • @TheEmulator23

    I’m very rarely wrong, but boy was I on this. Thought it was dumb. Tell Henry the 8th he really looks great for being dead.

  • Montecore

    All that show is is an extended version of the movie Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The movie is much closer to the book and has a much more talented cast than this TV show has.

  • Bradleigh H Horton

    Alex J is right. If NBC likes DRACULA, it will join the other three shows mentioned in his comment last week.

  • blackrock1969

    What I’d do for fall 2014:

    8:00 The Voice
    10:00 The Blacklist

    8:00 About A Boy
    8:30 new comedy
    9:00 The Voice results
    10:00 Chicago Fire

    8:00 Parks and Recreation
    8:30 new Tina Fey comedy
    9:00 Law & Order: SVU
    10:00 new drama

    8:00 The Biggest Loser
    9:00 new comedy
    9:30 MJF or new comedy
    10:00 new drama

    8:00 new drama
    9:00 Grimm
    10:00 Dateline NBC

  • ron

    @wright prepare to be unhappy.

  • ron

    Dracula is a show that is dead so put a stake in him.

  • ron

    Grimm”s future is sealed in its name.

  • ron

    NBC — network born for cancellations.

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