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ABC scripted average through Oct. 25: 1.82

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Blood & Oil (O) 😥 1.08 0.59
Nashville (O) 😦 😦 1.1 0.60
Castle (O) 😦 😦 1.16 0.64
Last Man Standing (F) 😐 😐 😐 1.22 0.67
The Muppets (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.98 1.09
Dr. Ken (F) (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.33 0.73
Once Upon a Time (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.68 0.92
Fresh Off the Boat 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.7 0.93
Quantico (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.7 0.93
Black-ish 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.94 1.07
The Middle 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 2.04 1.12
Agents of SHIELD (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.55 0.85
The Goldbergs 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.2 1.21
How to Get Away with Murder (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.24 1.23
Grey’s Anatomy (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.4 1.32
Scandal (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.72 1.49
Modern Family 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.86 1.57

It was the first new comedy of the season to earn a back-nine pickup. It has been among the more consistent performers of any new series thus far. It’s a legitimate candidate to be called the surprise of the season.

It’s … “Dr. Ken.” The show seemed like something of an afterthought in its Friday-night timeslot, where ABC has cycled through several different shows paired with “Last Man Standing” in recent seasons. But “Dr. Ken” looks like it’s going to stick. Ratings have been consistent so far, matching or bettering “LMS” each week.

It may be a little early to call “Dr. Ken” a sure bet to make it to next season, but it’s not that far off either.

Key:

😥 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.

(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.

How has the Renew/Cancel Index worked out in past seasons? See all the Renew/Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from recent television seasons.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

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

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