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The CW scripted average through Jan. 10: 0.64

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 😦 😦 0.29 0.45
Reign (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.3 0.47
Jane the Virgin 😐 😐 😐 0.4 0.63
The Vampire Diaries 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.56 0.88
iZombie 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.57 0.89
Supernatural 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.74 1.16
The Originals 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 0.42 0.66
Arrow 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.04 1.63
The Flash 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.41 2.20

 

“iZombie” returns from its holiday hiatus this week, and it comes a few days after CW chief Mark Pedowitz said the show “has a very good shot” at returning for a third season.

All statements by TV executives should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism, but Pedowitz’s comment lines up with what the Bear has been saying for several weeks now.

Yes, the show didn’t get a full 22-episode order for its second season, which historically has not been a good sign. But The CW has shown a willingness to stick with marginal shows — “iZombie” is a little under the network average — until they build enough of a library to make streaming deals worthwhile.

That spells a likely renewal for “iZombie.”

Note: All of The CW’s shows are produced by network owners CBS and Warner Bros., so the (O) designation (see below) is immaterial.

Key:

DSW Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing
😥 sure bet to be canceled by May 2016
😦 😦 likely to be canceled by May 2016
😐 😐 😐 tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2016
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 likely to be renewed by May 2016
😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 sure bet to be renewed by May 2016


The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show’s new episode adults 18-49 ratings to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its 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. Why live+same-day ratings? Because they correlate very closely with the rarely disclosed C3 ratings (viewing of commercials within three days of air), which are the basis for most ad deals.

Shows that have ended their seasons have their R/C Index number frozen at the point of their final episode.

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays tend to be renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

(O) – Owned: All other things equal, shows owned by studios affiliated with their networks have a better shot at renewal than those from outside producers.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

The Cancel Bear is a bear who tracks and devours low-rated TV shows.

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