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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2013-14 season in May, 2014. (includes results from December 30, 2013 – March 17, 2014):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Hostages* 😳 0.46
Intelligence 😳 0.61
The Good Wife renewed 0.63
Blue Bloods (F) renewed 0.63
Hawaii Five-0 (F) renewed 0.66
The Mentalist 😥 😥 0.69
We Are Men* canceled 0.74
Elementary renewed 0.78
CSI renewed 0.82
The Crazy Ones 😥 😥 0.83
Person Of Interest renewed 0.84
Mom renewed 0.93
Mike & Molly renewed 0.99
Two And A Half Men renewed 1.00
NCIS: Los Angeles renewed 1.05
Criminal Minds renewed 1.06
2 Broke Girls renewed 1.20
The Millers renewed 1.20
NCIS renewed 1.24
How I Met Your Mother final season 1.45
The Big Bang Theory renewed 2.29

The CBS 2014 renewal train has left the station, and The Crazy Ones wasn’t on it. It was the last CBS show that the cancellation bear still had as a “toss up”, now it’s “likely to be canceled”. He’ll go with “certain to be canceled” if he needs a headline in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

The Mentalist wasn’t on the renewal train either, the bear’s had that prediction for most of the season, it’s #bearchow.

The desperate/delusional fans grasping for hope should note that after its March renewal announcements for the past two seasons, the only shows that CBS has renewed have been Criminal Minds, Two And A Half Men (lengthy contract wrangling), Rules Of Engagement (renewed after lengthy license fee(?) wrangling in 2012, canceled in 2013), Unforgettable (canceled, then freak summer renewal).

For those keeping score at home, the bear’s looking good to bat 1.000 on his CBS predictions this season.

From now through the end of the broadcast season in May, the Renew/Cancel Index values will only be calculated using new episodes airing during 2014.

Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. You can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. If you want to interact with the bear, Twitter, not these post’s comments, is now the best place to do that. It’s more fun for the bear and reaches far more people. While this post will likely be viewed over 40,000 times, the comments audience is a tiny fraction of that (a few hundred comments is typical).  24,000 follow the bear on Twitter.

*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, 2014
😥 😥 more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2014
😐 😐 😐 toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2014
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2014
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: certain to be renewed by May, 2014

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 have the Renew / Cancel Index Predictions Worked Out In Past Seasons? See all the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from recent past television seasons.

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