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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2011-12 season in May, 2012. (includes results from September 12-25, 2011):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
A Gifted Man (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.36
CSI:NY (F) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.46
Blue Bloods (F) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.51
The Good Wife  😐 😐 😐 0.56
CSI: Miami  😐 😐 😐 0.58
The Mentalist 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.71
Unforgettable 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.74
Person Of Interest 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.79
CSI  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.81
Hawaii Five-0 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.86
NCIS: Los Angeles  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.91
Criminal Minds  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.04
NCIS  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.09
How I Met Your Mother  renewed 1.26
Big Bang Theory renewed 1.27
2 Broke Girls 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.80
Two And A Half Men 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 2.72
Rules of Engagement  not premiered
How To Be A Gentleman  not premiered
Mike & Molly  not premiered

With crazy high results for Two And A Half Men and a few other CBS shows during premiere week their Index results are skewed top heavy. That’ll even out over the next few weeks and we’ll get a better picture of the prospects for the rest of their scripted shows.

The only show that looks a bit worrisome after a week is Friday’s A Gifted Man. It can’t stand much of a decline from its premiere rating before it’ll need a big gift itself to stay on the schedule.

After suffering through two years of bad ratings for The Good Wife for that Emmy love (and signing up for this its third season), I can’t imagine that CBS won’t bite the bullet for a fourth to create enough episodes for their syndication sales people to try and market (but no deal yet, unlike Hawaii Five-0 that was sold soon after its premiere). Still, it was, as usual, CBS’s lowest rated non-Friday scripted show for the week and I’d expect it to be a “toss up” for this entire season.


  • 😳 – certain to be cancelled by May, 2012
  • 😥 :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2012
  • 😐 😐 😐 – toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2012
  • 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 – more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2012
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: – certain to be renewed by May, 2012

The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show’s new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own 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. The network’s average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

How would the Renew / Cancel Index Have Done Predicting Last Season’s Scripted Show Fates? Check out how the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from the 2010-11 broadcast television season.

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