CBS Predictions: ‘The Mentalist’ Is Certain To Be Canceled
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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 23, 2014):
|Program||Status||Renew/ Cancel Index|
|The Good Wife||renewed||0.64|
|Blue Bloods (F)||renewed||0.64|
|Hawaii Five-0 (F)||renewed||0.67|
|We Are Men*||canceled||0.74|
|Person Of Interest||renewed||0.83|
|The Crazy Ones||😥😥||0.84|
|Mike & Molly||renewed||0.98|
|Two And A Half Men||renewed||1.01|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||renewed||1.05|
|2 Broke Girls||renewed||1.18|
|How I Met Your Mother||final season||1.45|
|The Big Bang Theory||renewed||2.32|
The Mentalist wasn’t renewed in the wave of CBS renewals from a few weeks ago, and it doesn’t fit the pattern of late announced renewals from recent seasons. It’s certain to be canceled. The cancellation bear is currently in the clean up phase for his CBS predictions. He’s incrementally adjusting his predictions, while seeding more headlines to satisfy the future search engine queries of the frantic.
The desperate/delusional fans grasping for hope should note that after its March renewal announcements for the past two seasons, the only shows that CBS has renewed have been Criminal Minds, Two And A Half Men (highly rated, lengthy contract wrangling), Rules Of Engagement (average rated, renewed after lengthy license fee(?) wrangling in 2012, canceled in 2013), Unforgettable (low rated rookie, canceled, then freak summer renewal).
For those keeping score at home, the bear’s looking good to bat 1.000 on his CBS predictions this season.
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.
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*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index “frozen” at the point they left the schedule.
|😳||certain to be cancelled by May, 2014|
|😥😥||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|
|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.