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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 – February 8, 2015):

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Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
The Mentalist final season 0.69
CSI 😳 0.70
The Good Wife 😐 😐 😐 0.70
Blue Bloods (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.70
Elementary :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.73
Hawaii Five-0 (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.74
Stalker 😳 0.75
Person Of Interest 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.83
Madam Secretary renewed 0.83
The Millers* canceled 0.83
The McCarthys* canceled 0.84
NCIS: Los Angeles 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.90
Criminal Minds :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.07
Mike & Molly :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.07
Two And A Half Men final season 1.16
2 Broke Girls :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.20
NCIS: New Orleans renewed 1.20
Scorpion renewed 1.21
Mom :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.35
NCIS :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.41
The Big Bang Theory renewed 2.36


The cancellation bear hasn’t written anything about Person of Interest all season, figuring it was quite safe from him, and safe is boring.

But plenty keep asking the bear about the show, particularly after a few recent weak outings.

Even with its recent ratings performance, it’s still the second highest rated 10pm show on CBS. With The Mentalist now gone and Stalker certain to follow, it’s also the last WB drama on CBS, and the saving of The Mentalist last season showed how tenacious WB can be with their veteran shows. It’s not getting canceled this season.

BTW, the bear likes reading the fantastically delusional scenarios that desperate fans concoct as to how CBS will manage to not cancel any other dramas besides CSI (although the most delusional don’t even include CSI being canceled!), while renewing at least three rookie dramas, with two more possible rookie drama renewals TBD.

The bear thought he’d come up with his own scenario:

CBS’s Les Moonves uses his insufferable smugness to slow the rotation of the Earth, adding a 25th hour to each day (conveniently occurring during US primetime, increasing CBS weekly primetime hours from 22 to 29) which allows him to renew all dramas airing during the 2014-15 season, while premiering 2-4 new dramas during the 2015-16 season.

Desperate fan problems solved!

2/10/14 6pm Pacific update: One fewer thing to be delusional about.

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2/10/14 >6pm Pacific update: CBS says that the notices were mistaken, and meant to be “season finale”. Move along, move along.

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.

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.

Notes:

😳 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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