ABC scripted average through Jan. 31: 1.53

ABC’s renew/cancel standings for week 19 of the 2015-16 season, and why a certain frog and pig might be worried:

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Wicked City (O) Canceled 0.67 0.4
Blood & Oil (O) Canceled 0.96 0.59
Galavant (O) 😥 0.64 0.42
Agent Carter (O) 😦 😦 0.9 0.59
Nashville (O) 😦 😦 1.03 0.67
Castle (O) 😦 😦 1.13 0.74
American Crime (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.05 0.69
The Muppets (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.53 1.00
Dr. Ken (F) (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.2 0.78
Last Man Standing (F) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.25 0.82
Quantico (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.45 0.95
Fresh Off the Boat 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.51 0.99
Once Upon a Time (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.57 1.03
Black-ish (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.87 1.22
The Middle 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 2.01 1.31
Agents of SHIELD (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.43 0.93
How to Get Away with Murder (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.12 1.39
The Goldbergs 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.12 1.39
Grey’s Anatomy (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.38 1.56
Scandal (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.52 1.65
Modern Family 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.75 1.80

 

“The Muppets” returns Tuesday to ABC after seven weeks off, with a new showrunner calling the shots and, reportedly, a somewhat brighter tone that will try to remind people why they liked the Muppets in the first place.

The question is whether anyone will notice. The show has six more weeks to make its case for renewal, and the trend line is not in its favor. “The Muppets” is currently right at ABC’s scripted average of 1.53 — but take away its high-rated premiere, and the show’s average drops to 1.38. It hasn’t been above 1.2 since early November (five episodes ago).

If “The Muppets” can manage any kind of uptick, that might be enough for ABC to give another shot to a valuable part of the Disney empire. If not, well, the two movies this decade were pretty good, weren’t they?

 

Key:

DSW Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing
😥 sure bet to be canceled by May 2016
😦 😦 likely to be canceled by May 2016
😐 😐 😐 tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2016
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 likely to be renewed by May 2016
😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 sure bet to be renewed by May 2016


The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show’s new episode adults 18-49 ratings to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its 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. Why live+same-day ratings? Because they correlate very closely with the rarely disclosed C3 ratings (viewing of commercials within three days of air), which are the basis for most ad deals.

Shows that have ended their seasons have their R/C Index number frozen at the point of their final episode.

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays tend to be renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

(O) – Owned: All other things equal, shows owned by studios affiliated with their networks have a better shot at renewal than those from outside producers.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

The Cancel Bear is a bear who tracks and devours low-rated TV shows.

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