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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
Nikita* (F) final season complete 0.30
Beauty And The Beast* 😳 0.47
The Carrie Diaries* (F) 😳 0.50
Star-Crossed 😳 0.55
Hart Of Dixie :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.62
The Tomorrow People 😐 😐 😐 0.81
Reign renewed 0.91
The Originals renewed 1.40
Arrow renewed 1.43
Vampire Diaries renewed 1.59
Supernatural renewed 1.61

The last new scripted show for the CW this season, The 100, finally makes its premiere this week. Expect its prediction, and likely an update for The Tomorrow People next Tuesday. Note for the impatient: this was written and posted before last night’s Monday premiere ratings for The Tomorrow People were known.

Last year the bear had a big prediction swing and a miss on The Carrie Diaries, but this Spring instead of 2013’s 73% of the CW’s scripted ratings average, the show managed just 50%.  With the CW having already renewed 5 shows, Hart of Dixie a certain sixth, and The 100 (and far less likely, The Tomorrow People) a possible seventh, no more Fall schedule holes need to be plugged by low rated veterans, sorry Carrie.

While The Carrie Diaries cancellation certainty has been in the headline before, now the search engines have another bite at it for frantic fans to search for this Spring (and for the grossly uninformed, next Fall!).

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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