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ABC scripted average through Nov. 1: 1.74

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Blood & Oil (O) DSW 1.03 0.59
Wicked City (O) 😥 0.9 0.52
Nashville (O) 😦 😦 1.1 0.63
Castle (O) 😦 😦 1.16 0.67
Last Man Standing (F) 😐 😐 😐 1.23 0.71
The Muppets (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.86 1.07
Dr. Ken (F) (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.3 0.75
Quantico (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.62 0.93
Once Upon a Time (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.65 0.95
Fresh Off the Boat 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.66 0.95
Black-ish 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.93 1.11
The Middle 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 2.03 1.17
Agents of SHIELD (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.52 0.87
How to Get Away with Murder (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.17 1.25
The Goldbergs 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.2 1.26
Grey’s Anatomy (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.4 1.38
Scandal (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.65 1.52
Modern Family 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.86 1.64

 

“How to Get Away with Murder” hit a series low in adults 18-49 last week. It’s still not going anywhere.

Only two dramas on ABC’s schedule — “HTGAWM’s” Thursday companions “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” — have better ratings. It draws well above the network average in adults 18-49. Fans of the show were distressed to see it fall below 2.0 in the same-day ratings, but in the current climate that’s not immediate cause for alarm.

And when ABC has multiple shows with same-day ratings under 1.2, there are far bigger holes to patch.

Speaking of those low-low dramas, the Renew/Cancel Index had added a new category, Dead Show Walking. It’s for shows, like “Blood & Oil,” that have had their orders cut and are merely playing out the string until they’re swept off the air. You’ll see it represented by the initials “DSW” in the index.

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.

(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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