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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2014-15 season in May, 2015. (includes results from December 29, 2014 – April 19, 2015):

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Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Battle Creek 😳 0.45
The Dovekeepers* mini-series 0.51
The Good Wife 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.60
CSI* 😳 0.66
The Mentalist* final season complete 0.70
Hawaii Five-0 (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.70
Stalker* 😳 0.72
Blue Bloods (F) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.73
Madam Secretary renewed 0.73
Elementary :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.74
The Millers* canceled 0.83
Person Of Interest :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.83
CSI:Cyber 😐 😐 😐 0.83
The McCarthys* canceled 0.84
NCIS: Los Angeles :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.89
NCIS: New Orleans renewed 1.08
Mike & Molly renewed 1.09
Criminal Minds 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.10
2 Broke Girls renewed 1.14
Scorpion renewed 1.15
Two And A Half Men* final season complete 1.21
Mom renewed 1.26
NCIS :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.30
The Odd Couple :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.34
The Big Bang Theory renewed 2.29

While the cancellation bear isn’t very confident about his predictions for the marginal CBS veteran dramas, he never ends the prediction season with  any “toss up” predictions.

Deciding which would be renewed first between the ultra-low rated The Good Wife and the low rated Hawaii Five-0 would be easy if the bear knew the details of the syndication deals that are keeping them alive, but he doesn’t. Instead, he’s grasping at straws like “contracts for two actors on The Good Wife were recently renewed for 2 seasons” and “a high profile guest star was announced for next season on The Good Wife“.

If the bear had better information, he wouldn’t give that “news” a second thought, since all actor contracts are contingent on renewal. But the bear’s got nothing else, and that’s what’s got him moving his prediction for The Good Wife to “likely to be renewed”.

Next week, no more “toss ups”.

Previous weeks:

How is Elementary certain to be renewed with such low ratings? Read this.

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 the place to do that. It’s more fun for the bear and reaches far more people. While this post will likely be viewed many tens of thousands of times, the commenting audience is a tiny fraction of that (a few hundred comments is typical). Tens of thousands of fans 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, 2015
😥 😥 more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2015
😐 😐 😐 toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2015
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2015
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: certain to be renewed by May, 2015

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

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