FOX: Can A New Year's Ratings Rebound Save 'Almost Human' From Being Canceled?

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

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January 7th, 2014

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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 December 30, 2013 - January 5, 2014):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
American Dad final season on Fox 0.76
Bob's Burgers renewed 0.89
Family Guy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.95
The Simpsons renewed 1.40
Dads de facto canceled
Raising Hope (F) :oops:
The Mindy Project :| :| :|
Almost Human :| :| :|
Brooklyn Nine-Nine :) :) :) :)
Bones (some F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
New Girl :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Glee renewed
Sleepy Hollow renewed

It's a New Year and the Cancellation Bear is back!

As 2013 ended, the ratings for Almost Human hadn't stopped falling. While bear doesn't predict future ratings,  those expecting a New Year's ratings rebound for Almost Human may wish to redouble their sacrifices to whatever gods they favor. Any more relative ratings declines and it'll be added to the bear's menu.

From now through the end of the broadcast season in May, the Renew/Cancel Index values will only be calculated using new episodes airing during 2014. However, until new episodes of a show air in 2014, the "old" Fall predictions will stay in the table.

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

  • Paul J.

    I really hope Almost Human is renewed, as I am really enjoying this series. Then again I really enjoyed Terra Nova and Human Target, and they wound up being cancelled too! A pox on FOX!

  • Sah


    I think Urban is fine as Kennex, and I disagree that Ealy is carrying him; it’s the chemistry between then that makes the show interesting.

  • Donna C


    That’s exactly how I feel about it. I was wary to even watch it before it was decided. I’m still pissed I have no clue where Alcatraz would’ve gone in a second season.

  • Greg

    Brooklyn Nine Nine scores two major upsets at the Golden Globes. Could be interesting to see how Kevin Reilly plays this

  • StevenD

    Brooklyn nine nine own two Golden Globes and has the Super Bowl post slot.

    Honestly Fox can just renew it now, probably New Girl too.

  • Adam Decker

    I’m glad to hear about Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I haven’t checked this site in a while, but it’s good to see it out of the danger zone of this site. I don’t know if one season shows typically win awards like a Golden Globe. I know that Firefly and Pirate Master won Emmys and they were both one season shows, but I think that they were cancelled first before they won it. Not sure if that matters.

    I’m not sure why Dads is considered to be de facto cancelled, but with its horrible reviews and not doing that well in the ratings, I’d probably be more surprised if it was getting renewed. Is there any news of a cancellation or is it just what people are expecting is going to happen in the most likely outcome?

  • Sah

    Brookly Nine-Nine ratings are much worse than Almost Human, and maybe I missed something, but Reilly didn’t even talk about it during Fox panel TCA2014 today.

  • CBSviewer

    FOX’s Shows average so far (L+SD):

    The Simpsons: 2.9
    Sleepy Hollow: 2.7
    Family Guy: 2.5
    Bob’s Burgers: 2.0
    American Dad: 2.0
    New Girl: 2.0
    Almost Human: 2.0
    Bones: 1.9
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 1.6
    Glee: 1.6
    The Mindy Project: 1.4
    Dads: 1.3
    Raising Hope: 0.7
    Enlisted: 0.7

  • Skeeter

    Hey Guys ‘wats Up’ we jus heard ur canceling our show ‘Com On’ it’s exciting new n the cast Karl’s Fine we ALL like him But I think I like Karl better as a blonde wether his hair is short or long n no matter wat he plays the brother is Tough! But ‘O soo Fine’,,,:-D Now Michael Ealy has Anybody seen him in Beyonce’s video the brother ‘is smoking hot!!’ This show is different for him,, he’s usually cool reserved quiet but wen approached u can feel the intensity frm inside barbershop. remember wen the police detective ‘stepped’ to him wen u n eve argued. in the locker room innntennse!!! Together on the show their great we want to see if our detective can let down his guard he’s ‘gotta thing for that lady (I’m sorry 4got her name) Will there be any1 Dorrian (Michael),, it wood b Great wood b Great if the show went to 2hrs ,, sooo U ‘BIG WIGS’ HAV Ah Heart GIVE US ANOTHER SESSION ?? THE SHOE WE. LOVE IT!

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