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ABC scripted average through Dec. 13: 1.64

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Wicked City (O) Canceled 0.67 0.40
Blood & Oil (O) Canceled 0.96 0.59
Nashville (O) 😦 😦 1.03 0.63
Castle (O) 😦 😦 1.13 0.69
Last Man Standing (F) 😐 😐 😐 1.23 0.75
The Muppets (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.53 0.93
Dr. Ken (F) (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.26 0.77
Quantico (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.47 0.90
Fresh Off the Boat 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.51 0.92
Once Upon a Time (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.57 0.96
Black-ish (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.86 1.13
The Middle 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 2.03 1.24
Agents of SHIELD (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.43 0.87
How to Get Away with Murder (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.12 1.29
The Goldbergs 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.15 1.31
Grey’s Anatomy (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.38 1.45
Scandal (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.52 1.54
Modern Family 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.76 1.68

 

The third Dead Show Walking of the fall has now gone to its final resting place. “Blood & Oil” has stopped pumping after 10 episodes.

While it wasn’t as spectacular a flameout as the network’s “Wicked City,” the show never really had much of a chance. It premiered to a mediocre 1.4, went below 1.0 in its third week and never got back over that line.

The lesson here for ABC appears to be: Don’t hire former “Gossip Girl” leading men for your drama series. If there’s a pilot starring Penn Badgley in the works, ABC, run the other way.

(Also, that soapy dramas need more than a novel setting or period hook to really connect with audiences. But honestly, when has a network ever taken that to heart?)

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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