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ABC scripted average through Jan. 3: 1.6

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Wicked City (O) Canceled 0.67 0.40
Blood & Oil (O) Canceled 0.96 0.59
Galavant (O) 😥 0.9 0.56
Nashville (O) 😦 😦 1.03 0.64
Castle (O) 😦 😦 1.13 0.71
Last Man Standing (F) 😐 😐 😐 1.23 0.77
The Muppets (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.53 0.96
Dr. Ken (F) (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.26 0.79
Quantico (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.45 0.91
Fresh Off the Boat 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.51 0.94
Once Upon a Time (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.57 0.98
Black-ish (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.86 1.16
The Middle 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 2.03 1.27
Agents of SHIELD (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.43 0.89
How to Get Away with Murder (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.12 1.33
The Goldbergs 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.15 1.34
Grey’s Anatomy (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.38 1.49
Scandal (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.52 1.58
Modern Family 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.76 1.73

 

So, if you glance up at the standings there, you’ll see “Galavant” predicted as a certain cancellation. Big 4 shows that start off with 18-49 ratings under 1.0 are 0-for-forever. And that 0.9 is less than half of what “Galavant” drew in its premiere last year.

But then, all signs pointed to “Galavant” being a goner last year too, and here it is. That’s why, in the spirit of the show name-checking the Bear in the title of the Season 2 premiere, the Bear is excited to introduce the exclusive, proprietary Galavant Quotient for this show and this show only.

The quotient consists of one parts Timothy Omundson hamming it up, two parts Joshua Sasse classic leading-man handsomeness, three parts Paul Lee largesse and 78,000 parts Disney magic. Apply that to “Galavant’s” 0.9 and, presto! Sure-fire hit that will run for 10 seasons!

But no, really. That’s a weak start.

 

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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