ABC scripted average through Feb. 21: 1.49

ABC’s renew/cancel standings for week 22 of the 2015-16 season. Do not freak out about a certain show’s off week:

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) 😦 😦 0.85 0.57
Nashville (O) 😦 😦 1.03 0.69
Castle (O) 😦 😦 1.1 0.74
The Muppets (O) 😦 😦 1.38 0.93
American Crime (O) 😐 😐 😐 0.96 0.64
Dr. Ken (F) (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.18 0.79
Last Man Standing (F) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.24 0.83
Quantico (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.45 0.97
Fresh Off the Boat 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.46 0.98
Once Upon a Time (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.57 1.05
Agents of SHIELD (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.43 0.96
Black-ish (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.86 1.25
The Middle 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.99 1.34
How to Get Away with Murder (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.04 1.37
The Goldbergs 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.11 1.42
Grey’s Anatomy (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.36 1.58
Scandal (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.42 1.62
Modern Family 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.72 1.83

 

ABC had a, uh, rather interesting week last week. Network head Paul Lee was let go on Wednesday, Feb. 17, and a day later its TGIT flagship, “Scandal,” sunk to a series low 1.8 rating.

What new ABC Entertainment head Channing Dungey does with the network will play out in the coming months and years. One thing she won’t do? Cancel “Scandal” this season. Thinking otherwise is ludicrous.

Even with the series low last week, the series is way above ABC’s scripted average for the season. It could pull “Blood & Oil”-level ratings for the remainder of the season and not fall below the current network average.

No one ever celebrates series low numbers, but “Scandal” isn’t going anywhere this season.

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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