NBC Predictions: 'About A Boy' Is Likely To Be Renewed

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

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March 11th, 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 - March 9, 2014):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Welcome To The Family* canceled 0.52
The Michael J. Fox Show* canceled 0.56
Ironside* canceled 0.61
Sean Saves The World* canceled 0.61
Hannibal (F) :| :| :| 0.64
Dracula* (F) :cry: :cry: 0.66
Community :| :| :| 0.77
Parenthood :| :| :| 0.84
Parks & Recreation :) :) :) :) 0.86
Revolution :| :| :| 0.93
Grimm (F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.98
Chicago PD :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.18
Law & Order: SVU :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.23
Chicago Fire :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.26
Growing Up Fisher :) :) :) :) 1.32
About A Boy :) :) :) :) 1.63
The Blacklist renewed 1.78

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About A Boy has aired two episodes rated far above the NBC scripted ratings average, the Cancellation Bear has had it as "likely to be renewed" all along, now it's in the headline. Ditto for Growing Up Fisher, but it will have to wait awhile to make the headline. Note to the retentionistas, you may begin howling now.

Hannibal ratings fell in its second airing, but the bear's holding it at "toss up".  Even though the ratings are dreadful, being cheap saved the show last year, and it may do it again. The bear might wait until he makes his final call in May to go thumbs up/down. Stay tuned.

Note to the impatient: Believe premiered last night, and this post includes shows through March 9 only.

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.

Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. You can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. If you want to interact with the bear, Twitter, not these post's comments, is now the best place to do that. It's more fun for the bear and reaches far more people. While this post will likely be viewed over 40,000 times, the comments audience is a tiny fraction of that (a few hundred comments is typical).  24,000 follow the bear on Twitter.
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*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.
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Notes:

: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

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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.

 
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