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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 18, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Fringe (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.49
The Cleveland Show renewed 0.64
I Hate My Teenage Daughter canceled 0.64
Breaking In 😳 0.68
Allen Gregory * canceled 0.72
Bob’s Burgers 😐 😐 😐 0.85
Raising Hope 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.88
Terra Nova * canceled 0.90
American Dad renewed 0.92
The Finder 😥 😥 0.95
Alcatraz 😥 😥 0.96
Bones 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.02
Napoleon Dynamite* 😐 😐 😐 1.06
House final season 1.13
The Simpsons renewed 1.16
Family Guy renewed 1.29
Glee :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.35
New Girl :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.36
Touch 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.66

When FOX announced that it would keep American Idol’s Wednesday show at two hours for the rest of its run (instead of moving to 90 minutes on April 4),  I Hate My Teenage Daughter’s turn in that timeslot was lost, and it was pushed off the schedule until an unspecified time this summer once Glee returns on April 10.

Low Rated Show + Removed From Original Timeslot For Unspecified Summer Airing = De-facto Canceled

Because there never were any specified plans to air Breaking In during the season once Glee returned, I’m making it “certain to be canceled” instead of defacto-canceled. Splitting hairs? Perhaps. Split them as you wish in the comments.

The Renew / Cancel Index above includes results beginning January 2, 2012. How did FOX’s 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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