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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 September 15-November 30, 2014):

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Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Elementary :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.56
Hawaii Five-0 (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.62
Blue Bloods (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.63
CSI 😥 😥 0.68
The Good Wife 😐 😐 😐 0.70
The McCarthys 😳 0.72
Madam Secretary 😐 😐 😐 0.81
The Mentalist final season 0.81
Person Of Interest 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.82
NCIS: Los Angeles 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.83
Stalker 😐 😐 😐 0.83
The Millers* canceled 0.83
2 Broke Girls :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.04
Two And A Half Men final season 1.05
NCIS: New Orleans :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.16
Mom :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.17
Criminal Minds :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.19
Scorpion :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.22
NCIS :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.30
The Big Bang Theory already renewed 2.36

Low rated from the start, The McCarthys never looked like a survivor. After the two additional  episode order confirmed the show’s eventual demise, the cancellation bear has moved his prediction for it to “certain to be canceled”.

To those who’d claim the bear is putting off decisions on all those “toss up” dramas until the new year, the bear pleads “guilty as charged”.

Previous weeks:

Is this finally the year that the bear catches CSI? He thinks so.

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

While we wait for the return of Bubble Watch, here are some CBS notes from Tom Shaw:

The McCarthys bucked my expectations and got a backorder!.. for two episodes. The show is still dead, but the interesting thing is that, unless CBS is still airing this on Christmas and New Year’s Eve, this pushes back the premiere of The Odd Couple, deeper into/entirely out of February sweeps. With only one Big Bang Theory lead-in between The Odd Couple and Mom, it will be interesting to see if CBS values creating a potential comedy anchor or production arm profits more.

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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