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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 15, 2015):

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Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Battle Creek 😳 0.45
The Good Wife 😐 😐 😐 0.60
CSI* 😳 0.66
Hawaii Five-0 (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.70
The Mentalist* final season complete 0.70
Madam Secretary renewed 0.71
Blue Bloods (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.71
Stalker* 😳 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 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.89
CSI:Cyber 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.91
Criminal Minds :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.05
Mike & Molly renewed 1.09
NCIS: New Orleans renewed 1.10
Scorpion renewed 1.15
2 Broke Girls renewed 1.16
Two And A Half Men* final season complete 1.21
Mom renewed 1.25
NCIS :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.35
The Odd Couple :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.48
The Big Bang Theory renewed 2.36


Airing behind The Big Bang Theory, the ratings for The Odd Couple have stayed strong. The cancellation bear’s got no chance at it this season, and he’s moved his prediction up to “certain to be renewed”.

However, given that CBS yanked slightly below average rated sophomore sitcom The Millers, a show they produced (like The Odd Couple), off its schedule after only four episodes last Fall (painful lesson learned by the bear!) the bear looks forward to The Odd Couple’s return next season.

Historical notes:

  • Rules Of Engagement (2007-13) is the last CBS shared (with Sony) production sitcom to last more than 2 seasons on CBS.
  • The last 100% CBS produced sitcom to last more than 2 seasons on CBS’s air? Take your pick:  The Nanny (1993-99) was produced by CBS Studios, and Becker (1998-04) was produced by Paramount TV while both it and CBS were owned by Viacom.


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:
CBS renewed Mom2 Broke Girls, and Mike & Molly. None were real surprises, so the only thing left is to try to read the tea leaves: with The Big Bang Theory already renewed, and no reason to expect The Odd Couple won’t be, it seems likely CBS will stay with three comedy hours next season. A lack of drama expansion won’t help CBS’ aging drama pile.


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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