ABC’s renew/cancel standings for week 25 of the 2015-16 season, which continues a discouraging theme the network has faced all year.
ABC scripted average through March 13: 1.42
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Wicked City (O)||Canceled||0.67||0.4|
|Blood & Oil (O)||Canceled||0.96||0.59|
|Of Kings and Prophets||😥||0.8||0.56|
|Agent Carter (O)||😦 😦||0.8||0.54|
|Nashville (O)||😦 😦||1.03||0.73|
|The Family (O)||😦 😦||1.03||0.73|
|Castle (O)||😦 😦||1.1||0.77|
|The Muppets (O)||😦 😦||1.31||0.89|
|American Crime (O)||😐 😐 😐||0.93||0.65|
|Dr. Ken (F) (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.15||0.81|
|Last Man Standing (F)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.23||0.87|
|The Real O’Neals (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.6||1.13|
|Agents of SHIELD (O)||Renewed||1.39||0.98|
|Fresh Off the Boat||Renewed||1.44||1.01|
|Once Upon a Time (O)||Renewed||1.53||1.08|
|How to Get Away with Murder (O)||Renewed||1.91||1.35|
|Grey’s Anatomy (O)||Renewed||2.31||1.63|
“Of Kings and Prophets” debuted to a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49. That’s a tenth lower than the premiere number for “Wicked City,” which was the season’s first cancellation.
So yeah, it’s done.
Way back in November, the Bear noted ABC’s 10 o’clock problem. The now-renewed “Quantico” aside, it’s been a weak season for the network’s new shows. The good news is that the season is two-thirds over now. The bad news is there are still two more months of this slog.
|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.