NBC: 'Sean Saves The World'? 'Michael J Fox Show'? Which NBC Ratings Turkeys Would You Save From The Cancellation Bear? (Poll)

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

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November 26th, 2013

Click this link for the latest NBC renewal / cancellation information:


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
Welcome To The Family* canceled 0.52
Ironside* canceled 0.61
Sean Saves The World :oops: 0.70
Parks & Recreation :| :| :| 0.74
Dracula (F) :cry: :cry: 0.77
The Michael J. Fox Show :cry: :cry: 0.79
Parenthood :| :| :| 0.82
Revolution :| :| :| 0.93
Grimm (F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.97
Law & Order: SVU :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.11
Chicago Fire :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.42
The Blacklist :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.98

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 NBC 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 NBC 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.

  • StevenD


    I think it’s about time a network tried a comedy block on Sunday, but next year NBC has the Bible sequel mini series, which seems bound for Sunday at 8, so maybe a family comedy block could go afterwards at 9 to counter program Animation Domination?

  • iSayso

    P & R is deserving.

  • Anthony

    Can we just take a minute and morn the possible loss of lots of quality television this season? There is a strong possibility that Parks and Recreation, Parenthood, and The Good Wife could all be cancelled this season. These are easily the two dramas on broadcast TV with the highest critical acclaim, and one of the highest acclaimed comedies. And before anyone replies to me, you need not lecture me about how the TV business works. I have been on this site for years, and understand and have long since accepted that television is a business. I know that quality hardly matters (or doesn’t matter at all depending on who you ask) when it comes to renewal and cancellation decisions. Just making an observation and expressing my desire to continue to see broadcast channels making quality TV to replace outgoing shows.

  • Christina

    There is literally not one show that I watch on NBC. Don’t care about any of them.

  • marm

    get rid of the blond on Sean Saves the World & the show might have a chance!

    keep Revolution, Parenthood, Grimm, Chicago Fire, Parks & Rec, & Blacklist!!

  • Lukel

    I think NBC will renew everything “toss up” and above

  • Suza

    I’d cancel all the shows, beginning with SVU. Haven’t figured why it’s still on.

  • Aok98

    As long as they keep Grimm and Blacklist, I don’t care otherwise.

  • Kat


    Just because a show is “critically acclaimed” doesn’t mean that it’s good. Sometimes the absence of viewers speaks for itself.

    That said, I don’t think Parks and Rec and Parenthood will both make it. If NBC has to choose, they will choose Parks and Rec because like with Tina Fey before here, they’ve put a lot of time and effort into trying to make the audience believe that Amy Poehler is a star.

  • Kitsune

    2014-2015 Fall Schedule

    8 – The Voice
    10 – New Drama

    8 – The Voice
    9 – Parks and Recreation
    9:30 – New Comedy/Surviving Comedy
    10 – New Drama/Believe

    8 – Community
    8:30 – New Comedy
    9 – Revolution
    10 – Chicago Fire

    8 – Dateline/The Biggest Loser
    9 – The Blacklist
    10 – Law and Order: SVU

    8 – Surviving Comedy/Drama
    8:30 – New Comedy
    9 – Grimm
    10 – New Drama

  • vg

    Is Sean saves the world still even close to being renewed?…….He’s a screaming Mimi who was brilliant at playing himself on W&G but he should do what Meagan Mullaly did and look for Parkay commercials……..puhleaze

    Do what most sitcom stars do and do off Broadway plays

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