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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 December 18, 2011):
|Program||Status||Renew/ Cancel Index|
|Chuck (F)||final season||0.50|
|The Playboy Club||canceled||0.67|
|Community||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.86|
|Grimm (F)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.91|
|Parks & Recreation||1.05|
|Law & Order: SVU||1.13|
|Up All Night||awaiting new timeslot ratings||1.15|
|Whitney||awaiting new timeslot ratings||1.18|
For those keeping track at home, there were a couple of new NBC scripted episodes last week, but the NBC Renew/Cancel Index is about to settle in for its multi-week winter’s nap.
We’re into the holiday season for the Renew / Cancel Index and the mid-season break is one where readers get to opine on which shows they’d cancel were they a network programmer. You can pick as many as you’d like, and I’ve included every show, even canceled ones, so that no one feels left out!
Scheduling note: The Renew / Cancel Index will be off next week, and will return on January 3, 2012 with a Fall recap post. The posts beginning January 10, 2012 will only use the ratings since January 2, 2012 for their calculations for the remainder of the season.
- 😳 – 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
- – 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.