FOX: 'Dads'? 'Raising Hope'? Which Ratings Turkeys Would You Save From The Cancellation Bear? (Poll)

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

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November 26th, 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-November 24, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Raising Hope (F) :oops: 0.41
Dads :oops: 0.76
The Mindy Project :| :| :| 0.76
Brooklyn Nine-Nine :) :) :) :) 0.87
Glee renewed 0.94
Bob's Burgers renewed 0.97
American Dad final season on Fox 1.00
Bones (some F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.01
New Girl :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.05
Family Guy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.22
The Simpsons renewed 1.30
Almost Human :) :) :) :) 1.41
Sleepy Hollow renewed 1.48

Each year, the President of the United States ceremonially pardons one or more turkeys from becoming part of the national Thanksgiving dinner. Now you can play the part of the President, and choose which Fox ratings turkeys you'd spare from consumption by the cancellation bear. The big difference being, the turkeys that the President spares actually get to live, your choices (like every internet poll) are just for meaningless fun.

Every scripted show currently on the air for Fox, that's not already renewed, is in the poll.

As they say in Chicago, vote early, vote often.

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.

  • Kimberly

    All* I want for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s, Easter, any other holiday between now and May is Mindy renewed. I need it.

    *Perhaps this is an exaggeration.

  • spinthesky

    Really hoping that FOX renews Mindy.

  • Sarah

    The best Christmas gift I could get is Bones getting an early renewal for a 10th and final season, but I know it more than likely won’t happen. As long as we don’t have to wait until May for a decision I’ll be happy.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Technically American Dad is renewed, just on a different network. It’s ending around April/May next year, and then starting up again new on TBS 2-3 months later in July. But for Fox yes it’s dead and buried.

  • Doug

    I didn’t know Family Guy needed saving….

  • Gladys

    Aside from my life, I love BONES the most!!! :)) <3 Please FOX, give us Season 10!!!

  • jamie

    me too kimberly ur not exaggerating lol

  • Pup

    @Sarah, IA, just give us our season 10 and classify it as our final season, still one of the stronger shows for Fox.

  • Bradley

    If FOX decides to end Bones, we better get advanced notice so they end it in an awesome way that makes fans happy!

  • Ronak

    B99 is the funniest new show this year, it has to come back.

  • Matt

    American Dad is theoretically renewed, just on tbs.

  • Jessica

    FOX’ll renew Bones. I just saw AH ratings (1.9 btw) so they’re gonna give Bones fans a final season.. But I voted for B99! ’cause It’s really good and I hope FOX renews that show.

  • Dan S

    It’s nice to see everyone is voting for B99 which definitely will be back. Nice to see Dads at the bottom of the poll which is now essentially dead. I voted for poor Hope which I’m afraid is finished after this season.

  • Nancy

    Mindy Mindy Mindy!!!!

  • The Cool Max

    FOX needs to keep Mindy! Great show for the network, well written . Yes, it doesn’t have many viewers but it is a gem for the network.

  • David James

    I have to agree with everyone else, I’d save Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Mindy Project!

  • Tran

    Keepers: Almost Human, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Bones and The Mindy Project. Goners: Dads and Raising Hope.

  • rob

    The Mindy Project & Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
    Best comedies currently on TV!


    Raising HOPE

  • Dawn

    Raising Hope and The Mindy Project.

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