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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2014-15 season in May, 2015. (includes results from December 29, 2014 – March 8, 2015):

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Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Battle Creek 😳 0.46
The Good Wife 😐 😐 😐 0.62
CSI* 😳 0.66
Hawaii Five-0 (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.70
The Mentalist* final season complete 0.70
Blue Bloods (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.71
Stalker* 😳 0.72
Madam Secretary renewed 0.72
Elementary :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.73
The Millers* canceled 0.83
Person Of Interest 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.83
The McCarthys* canceled 0.84
NCIS: Los Angeles 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.88
CSI:Cyber 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.93
Criminal Minds :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.04
Mike & Molly :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.08
NCIS: New Orleans renewed 1.13
2 Broke Girls :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.17
Scorpion renewed 1.17
Two And A Half Men* final season complete 1.21
Mom :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.26
NCIS :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.38
The Odd Couple 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.53
The Big Bang Theory renewed 2.36

The premiere ratings (1.8 A18-49) for CSI:Cyber put it safely ahead of the cancellation bear. While ratings relative to the rest of CBS’s scripted line up are a moving target, at this point the show could decline 0.2 (11%) and still be safe. A 0.3 decline (17%) and we’re in “toss up” territory. A 0.4 decline (22%) probably gets into the “likely canceled” zone. Stay tuned.

Given the first two weeks ratings, and its timeslot following The Big Bang Theory, the bear’s pretty much given up all hope of catching The Odd Couple this season, but he’ll give it another week before changing his prediction to “certain to be renewed”.

Previous weeks:

Is this finally the year that the bear catches CSI? Yes.

How is Elementary certain to be renewed with such low ratings? Read this.

Notes from Bubble Watch’s @TVTomShaw:




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CSI: Cyber started off well, but how much of that was one-time viewing and how much was Chicago PD airing a repeat remains to be seen.

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 the place to do that. It’s more fun for the bear and reaches far more people. While this post will likely be viewed many tens of thousands of times, the commenting audience is a tiny fraction of that (a few hundred comments is typical). Tens of thousands of fans follow the bear on Twitter.

*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, 2015
😥 😥 more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2015
😐 😐 😐 toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2015
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2015
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: certain to be renewed by May, 2015

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 Worked Out In Past Seasons? See all the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from recent past television seasons.

Posted by:Steve Baron

VP/Digital for TV station ownership group; Dad to young twins, runner, skier & spend a lot of times in airplanes.

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