ABC Predictions: 'Revenge' Is Certain To Be Renewed

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

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February 4th, 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 - February 2, 2014):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Lucky 7* canceled 0.44
The Assets* canceled 0.48
Betrayal* :oops: 0.49
Killer Women canceled 0.50
The Neighbors (F) :oops: 0.64
Trophy Wife :oops: 0.68
Back in the Game* canceled 0.90
Nashville :| :| :| 0.92
Last Man Standing (F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.95
Super Fun Night :oops: 1.01
Revenge :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.03
Suburgatory :| :| :| 1.07
The Goldbergs :) :) :) :) 1.10
Castle :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.23
The Middle :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.38
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.45
Modern Family :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 2.21
Once Upon A Time In Wonderland :oops:
Once Upon A Time :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Grey's Anatomy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Scandal :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

While the cancellation bear made the prediction change a few weeks ago that Revenge is certain be renewed for a fourth season, now he's put it into a headline.

The bear is leaning positively on both Suburgatory and Nashville, but he's got plenty of time to make a prediction move, there's more than 10 weeks of ABC headlines to go!

While the ranking is still useful, at this point in 2014 bear cautions against reading too much into the current Index values for ABC shows. With their top 3 dramas yet to air a new episode in 2014, the overall network rating average is artificially depressed.

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.

  • darkness

    Nashville will be cancelled.

  • Jonay

    still think Revenge is getting a short order final season?

  • sixseasonsandamovie

    ABC is always the same.

    Some shows are inflated due to no Grey’s and Scandal, I’m curious to see the fates of Nashville and Suburgatory, ABC may end cancelling both, but they can also renew both because everything new not named Agents of SHIELD or The Goldbergs flopped.

  • Alex K. I. Nielsen

    We’re Disqus now?

  • Daniella Eyla

    Think Nashville should be renewed and not just because ABC has bigger problems. Besides being a good sow, It’s relatively stable and still has potential of growth as demonstrated in the L+7 ratings. It just doesn’t make sense to cancel it unless something dramatic happen between now and May in the ratings.

  • Midnight

    Suburgatory and Nashville will both be renewed.

  • Kissan Capers

    My ABC 2014/2015 schedule:


    8:00-DWTS(fall)/2 hour Winter Wipeout(winter)/The Bachelor(spring)


    9:00-Clementine(new series)


    9:00-Shark Tank
    10:00-How To Get Away With Murder(new series)


    8:00-The Middle
    8:30-The Goldbergs
    9:00-Modern Family
    9:30-New Kevin Hart Comedy(new series)


    8:00-Grey’s Anatomy
    9:00-Sea Of Fire(new series)


    8:30-Black-ish(new series)
    9:30-New Jeff Lowell Comedy(new series)

  • Ultima

    Nashville is halfway through its second season. If that potential growth doesn’t turn into actual growth in the next couple of months, then ABC probably won’t commit to doing another ~44 episodes of the show.
    ABC already has 16 hours of programming that’s likely to be on their fall schedule. Six hours of new programming next fall would match this season, so they don’t need Nashville, especially if one of the spring dramas hits.

  • andreskizzo .

    I think Nashville will pull through after all the flops this season.
    Suburgatory I think would be a good match with LMS on Fridays, definitely better than TN.
    Trophy Wife, its just too late to save it.

  • Eren

    My wish program for ABC 2014-2015

    08:00 Once Upon a Time (4th season – 22 episodes)
    09:00 Secrets & Lies (1st season – 10 episodes) / Esmeralda (8 episodes)
    10:00 Revenge (4th and final season – 22 episodes)

    08:00 Dancing with the Stars (19th season – 10 episodes) / The Bachelor (19th season – 10 episodes)
    10:00 Castle (7th season – 22 episodes)

    08:00 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2nd season – 22 episodes)
    09:00 Mixology (2nd season – 13 episodes)
    09:30 An American Education (1st season – 13 episodes)
    10:00 Warriors (1st season – 13 episodes)

    08:00 The Middle (6th season – 24 episodes)
    08:30 Black-ish (1st season – 13 episodes)
    09:00 Modern Family (6th season – 24 episodes)
    09:30 Untitled Kevin Hart comedy (1st season – 13 episodes)
    10:00 Untitled David O. Russell/Susannah Grant drama (1st season – 13 episodes)

    08:00 Just Rewards (1st season – 13 episodes) (Shonda Rhimes)
    09:00 Grey’s Anatomy (11th season – 24 episodes)
    10:00 Scandal (4th season – 24 episodes)

    08:00 Last Man Standing (4th season – 18 episodes)
    08:30 The Goldbergs (2nd season – 18 episodes)
    09:00 Shark Tank (6th season – 30 episodes)
    10:00 The Visitors (1st season – 13 episodes)

    Dancing with the Stars (20th season – 10 episodes)
    Astronaut Wives Club (1st season – 8 episodes)
    American Crime (1st season – 13 episodes)
    Exposed (1st season – 13 episodes)
    Suburgatory (4th season – 13 episodes)
    Galavant (1st season – 13 episodes)

  • Anthony Ortiz

    I love Grey’s Anatomy and I wanted to end next season before the ratings continue to dip. It seems like ABC would keep the show till it’s a 5 million viewer show since it’s their last “big three” drama that premiered 04-05. Even though contracts are signed for another 2 years, remember Desperate Housewives stars were also signed for 9 seasons and they ended it, its 8 season because they wanted to end on a good time.

  • jupiter3765

    nashvilee might have to be an bubble show

  • JoeBethersonton

    Fingers crossed…

  • Anon

    I hope Nashville & Suburgatory will make it as well! I personally feel they shouldn’t have done a midseason for season 3 but oh well.

  • atownandrew

    ABC should put Goldbergs after Modern Family. It is worthy of following Modern Family and would become ABC’s #2 comedy.

  • andreskizzo .

    I think they’ll pair it with The Middle instead.

  • atownandrew

    I like it.

  • andreskizzo .

    It’s too bad they cant bring GCB back for 10pm Sundays.

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  • Steven Lesser

    With Revenge only needing 22 more episodes for syndication I don’t see the point in giving it a short order. If anything they should air it without repeats and finish it by March to premiere a new show.

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