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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 – April 19, 2015):

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Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Mulaney* canceled 0.36
Weird Loners 😳 0.40
Glee (F) final season 0.41
Gracepoint* canceled 0.53
The Mindy Project* :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.56
Red Band Society* canceled 0.61
Backstrom 😳 0.64
Bones 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.68
The Following 😥 😥 0.71
Bob’s Burgers renewed 0.76
New Girl renewed 0.77
Sleepy Hollow* renewed 0.85
Brooklyn Nine-Nine renewed 0.96
The Last Man On Earth renewed 0.98
Family Guy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.08
The Simpsons renewed 1.16
Gotham renewed 1.24
Empire* renewed 2.91


Those tired of seeing The Following in the headline again have the cancellation bear’s sympathies. There’s nothing more for him to write about concerning his Fox predictions that he hasn’t written about before, and in that instance feeding the search engines is a good alternative.

Did David Boreanaz’s tweet imply that Bones would be canceled? The bear’s not sure. The bear generally ignores all public statements from actors and executives, but those statements in the past have all been positive. Negative (even potentially negative) public statements have been quite rare, until this season.

Past weeks:

Why is The Mindy Project 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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