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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 January 2- March 11, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
A Gifted Man (F)* 😳 0.45
CSI:NY (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.56
Blue Bloods (F) renewed 0.56
The Good Wife renewed 0.69
Unforgettable 😥 😥 0.72
How To Be A Gentleman * canceled 0.74
CSI: Miami 😐 😐 😐 0.74
The Mentalist renewed 0.88
Hawaii Five-0 renewed 0.90
CSI renewed 0.92
Rules of Engagement 😐 😐 😐 ** 1.02
NCIS: Los Angeles renewed 1.03
Person Of Interest renewed 1.04
Criminal Minds renewed 1.07
Rob* 😐 😐 😐 1.07
Mike & Molly renewed 1.13
How I Met Your Mother renewed 1.26
NCIS renewed 1.28
2 Broke Girls renewed 1.36
Two And A Half Men :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.37
Big Bang Theory renewed 1.75

3/14 Update: CBS has officially renewed 18 shows. I have updated the table above, but not the text below. If you’re feeling slighted because you can’t see my past predictions, just click here.

With A Gifted Man and Unforgettable headed to the cancellation dustbin, CBS is virtually certain to cancel at least one more drama currently on its schedule (and two wouldn’t shock me). It’ll almost certainly be one of the three of CSI:NY, CSI: Miami or The Good Wife, but which one?

The CSI offspring are old, likely expensive, and low rated. They’re already syndicated, but that can’t reserve a spot on CBS’s 22 hour schedule indefinitely. The Good Wife is once again CBS’s lowest rated non-Friday show, but there is still a chance it can recoup the ratings economic damage it has done over the past three seasons in a syndication deal.

What’s your guess?

The Renew / Cancel Index above includes results beginning January 2, 2012. How did CBS’ shows stack up based on their Fall results? Click here.

*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index “frozen” at the point they left the schedule.


  • 😳 – 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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