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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2010-11 season in May, 2011. (includes results through December 12, 2010):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Outlaw (F) cancelled 0.59
Undercovers cancelled 0.66
Chase 😳 0.71
Chuck 😐 😐 😐 0.85
Community 😐 😐 😐 0.89
Parenthood 😐 😐 😐 0.94
Law & Order: LA 😐 😐 😐 0.98
The Event 😥 😥 1.00
30 Rock already renewed 1.07
Law & Order: SVU :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.11
Outsourced 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.20
The Office :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.68

The Sing-Off scored a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating its premiere Monday from 8-10p,, and a 3.3 rating on its second Monday.

Tell me again why Chuck, with its season high 2.0 rating, is the best show for NBC on Monday at 8pm?

Why is The Event’s Index relatively high, yet its prognosis so bleak? Its early season ratings were so high, and it has fallen so far, so quickly, its average has not yet caught up with its current ratings situation. The Index will be reset in 4 weeks to only include 2011 episodes. Until then, you’ll just have to squint a bit.


  • 😳 – certain to be cancelled by May, 2011
  • 😥 :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2011
  • 😐 😐 😐 – toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2011
  • 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 – more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2011
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: – certain to be renewed by May, 2011

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? While the methods used have changed slightly from past seasons check out how the Renew / Cancel Index would have predicted renewals and cancellations from the 2009-10 broadcast television season.

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