CW: Ho, Ho, Ho, Which Show(s) Gotta Go? (Poll)

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

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December 17th, 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-December 15, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Nikita (F) final season 0.31
The Carrie Diaries (F) de facto canceled 0.39
Beauty And The Beast :oops: 0.41
Hart Of Dixie :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.55
Reign :| :| :| 0.89
The Tomorrow People :| :| :| 0.90
The Originals :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.37
Arrow :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.40
Supernatural :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.45
Vampire Diaries :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.61

We're into the holiday season for the Renew / Cancel Index and this post before the cancellation bear's holiday break gives readers a chance to pick which shows they'd cancel were they a network programmer. You can vote as many times as you'd like, pick as many as you'd like. I've included every show still on the air, even canceled ones, so that no one feels left out!

Observant readers will note that Beauty & The Beast was moved to "certain to be canceled", no room in the headline for it this week, it will have to wait until January.

Scheduling note: The Renew / Cancel Index will return with new Indexes and predictions on January 7, 2014 and will then only use the ratings since December 30, 2013 for its calculations for the remainder of the season. Expect some prediction changes in the first weeks of 2014.


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

  • PRW

    I would cancel BATB, TCD, and HOD.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Renew everything except Beauty, Carrie and Nikita. And then NEXT season cancel Reign and Tomorrow People if they don’t get any better in the ratings.

  • gerry

    BATB and Reign since reign is following the same ratings arc as batb last year. i would keep tcd for spackle and nikita is gone anyhow. i like tomorrow people so i’d save that for now, but my story might change in spring if the ratings plummet.

  • eelna

    ttp isn’t doin any better, if than it is doing worse.

  • Brandy


  • NJ Viewer

    This network airs shows that aren’t in my demographic, so I’d cancel everything except Arrow.

  • eelna

    Renew TVD (full final season), SPN (full final season), HOD (short final season), Arrow, TO
    Cancel BATB, TTP (TTP losing half of its lead-in, BATB’s average this season is only the half of what it got last season -50%)
    Bubble Reign, TCD (online viewing is big for both shows)
    The 100 and Star-Crossed haven’t premiered yet.

    Pick up The Flash, SPN Spinoff, Someday Someday Maybe, The Perfectionists, The Painted Girls.

    The Flash = hit
    SPN spinoff = will do great, but not as good as SPN
    Someday Someday Maybe = Around 1.5 Million viewers and a 0.6 for premiere
    The Perfectionists = could be a breakout hit (PLL fans)
    The Painted Girls = great pairing with Reign, could manage getting even better numbers.

    8 The Originals
    9 SPN Spinoff

    8 The Flash
    9 Supernatural

    8 Arrow
    9 The 100/TTP

    8 TVD
    9 The Perfectionist

    8 Hart of Dixie / Reign (starting November) Reign rerun had 0.4 and 1.08 Mill Viewers, it easily could do better.
    9 ANTM / The Painted Girls (starting November)

    Someday Someday Maybe

  • hello

    Carrie Diaries and Beauty and the Beast will be cancelled, it was a mistake to renew them in the first place. Reign and Tomorrow People are to early to call

  • Marc


    if you wikepedia TTP you will see that there ratings have continously been going down slightly. Whereas (except last week) Reign has had an increasing trend, slight, but still upwards

    Like the bubble watch points out, reign has a better chance! But I am also hoping both make it.

  • Sed

    I don’t think either one is in better shape than the other one. TTP and Reifn are about on the same level because of them both having up and down rating and in the few weeks their rating were climbing the only difference is Reign rating were better for the mid season finale, but their pretty much still on the same level. I think the fate of Starcrossed and The 100 will determine wether one of them gets renewed.

  • Contrarian

    Reign vs The Tomorrow People is like the only interesting thing about the CW now that BatB is a goner, I don’t know why there aren’t more headlines encouraging the feud I’m sure that’ll lead to more clicks.

  • Mike

    The Carrie Diaries has been holding up well on Friday nights. I fully expected it to plummet in its move to Fridays. The fact that it’s bested some of the Season 1 ratings and hasn’t lost any of its audience in the move is really impressive. I don’t think it’s doing horrible at all for a Friday night. It’s certainly doing better than Nikita, which I would have expected to have a bigger fan-base. With these ratings I’m thinking The Carrie Diaries gets another 13 episode order. I’m hoping so anyway. Can’t say I’m too concerned about it not happening. Online numbers are strong too, which is what got it renewed in the first place. I myself watch it on Hulu Plus.

  • E.L. Thorne

    The Originals



    The Vampire Diaries

    The 100
    ANTM / Hart of Dixie (12 ep) / Something

    1 new drama to midseason


    TCD and B&TB

  • Mathew

    I actually hate the cw now. All of there shows are supernaturally and dark. I miss ringer and life unexpected.

  • Mattie

    Ugh! Get rid of B&TB ASAP! Give us more Reign and TTP so stupid fans shut up! Thank you! :)

  • Elyse

    I would cancel BATB (sorry but the ratings are awful) TCD (love it but again the ratings are terrible) and The Tomorrow People (mostly because its boring and I would rather have HOD renewed)

  • Billiam

    I would cancel TCD and BATB (even though I still watch BATB), give HOD a 4th season then if they don’t do any better next season, cancel them too.

    If it comes down between TTP and Reign, I’d cancel TTP.

    I haven’t been to their web site in a long time and then they were only keeping about 4 episodes of each show up. I’d put the entire season up for every show through end of January for people to get caught up or discover the shows then do a little more than put promos on the air. I’d spend some money and do billboard ads to promote some of the shows and possibly some internet advertising. It wouldn’t hurt. It makes me laugh when networks like NBC say they did a lot of promoting for a show when all they did was run promos on their network…. No outside advertising at all.

  • MaryAnn

    BATB does not need to be cancelled. It needs to go back to last year’s creative emphasis, on the romance. And it needs a new timeslot. I was really hoping it would get paired with Hart of Dixie on Friday nights to see if that would help it pick up.

  • Timmy G

    @Mattie HAHA I love it!

    I remember last season the war was BATB vs. TCD and both got renewed. But man, there were certainly some stupid fans in that case.

    We have to see how The 100 and Star Crossed do yet. I fully expect 2 out of the 4 shows to get renewed in some capacity. Point being it’s to early to tell if this war is justified.

    TCD and BATB both have a 1% chance of returning at this point.

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