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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts the network’s decision on renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2012-13 season in May, 2013. (includes results from September 17-November 11, 2012):
|Program||Status||Renew/ Cancel Index|
|30 Rock||final season||0.66|
|Up All Night||😥 😥||0.70|
|Guys With Kids||😥 😥||0.78|
|Parks & Recreation||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.91|
|Chicago Fire||😐 😐 😐||0.96|
|Law & Order: SVU||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.97|
|The New Normal||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.03|
|The Office||final season||1.14|
The overriding theme of the Renew/Cancel Index posts this week is “Why are the ratings failures still on the air”? A bit more detail about that in the ABC post this week.
In NBC’s case, while I’m predicting that both Up All Night and Guys With Kids are “likely canceled” I also expect both to air most or all their ordered episodes. That’s 13 episodes for GwK and
thirteen eleven plus a seemingly desperate addition of five multi-cam episodes for Up All Night.
At current ratings levels I’d guess that NBC makes no decision on Chicago Fire until the end of the season, where, highly dependent on spring ratings for all NBC dramas, it could still go either way. Read more about that here.
Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. This season you can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. The Cancellation Bear will retweet all the Renew/Cancel Index post titles and links as well as engage in a little more back and forth banter than we do on our standard @TVbytheNumbers Twitter feed.
*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, 2013
- 😥 :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2013
- 😐 😐 😐 – toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2013
- 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 – more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2013
- – certain to be renewed by May, 2013
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 (ie. 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 past television seasons.