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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2011-12 season in May, 2012. (includes results through October 30, 2011):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Fringe (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.42
Allen Gregory 😐 😐 😐 0.78
The Cleveland Show  renewed 0.88
American Dad  renewed 0.93
Terra Nova 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.94
Raising Hope 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.97
House :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.05
Family Guy  renewed 1.17
The Simpsons  renewed 1.19
Glee  :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.23
New Girl :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.48

Sunday’s premiere ratings for Fox’s new animated Allen Gregory were underwhelming, but I’d caution fans (and anti-fans) to wait at least another week before throwing dirt on the coffin because of the experience last season with Bob’s Burgers.

After a massively NFL boosted premiere in January, Bob’s Burgers slipped into a slightly below average ratings range (1.9-2.2 A18-49) during the spring before being renewed for another season.

Could Allen Gregory do the same? Perhaps, but I’m not one to predict future ratings. Watch where Allen Gregory’s ratings go in the next week or two before lifting your shovels.


  • 😳 – certain to be cancelled by May, 2012
  • 😥 :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2012
  • 😐 😐 😐 – toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2012
  • 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 – more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2012
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: – certain to be renewed by May, 2012

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 would the Renew / Cancel Index Have Done Predicting Last Season’s Scripted Show Fates? Check out how the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from the 2010-11 broadcast television season.

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