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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
Gracepoint 😳 0.51
Mulaney canceled 0.55
Red Band Society canceled 0.60
The Mindy Project :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.69
Bob’s Burgers 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.84
New Girl 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.85
Bones 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.89
Sleepy Hollow :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.01
Brooklyn Nine-Nine :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.25
Gotham :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.51
Family Guy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.58
The Simpsons :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.72
Glee final season

Red Band Society has been canceled. No more episodes will be ordered, and the show is off Fox’s schedule after only 10 of the 13 episodes ordered have aired.

Yet, TV Guide, The Hollywood Reporter, and Entertainment Weekly, among other members of the kiss up TV media maintain that a second season is merely “unlikely” or “in doubt”, as if there were some chance it might happen. Why anyone pays any attention to those purveyors of nonsense is beyond the comprehension of the cancellation bear.

Past weeks:

Why is The Mindy Project certain to be renewed with such low ratings? Read this.

How can Mulaney be canceled when it’s still on the air? Read this.

Wondering about Gracepoint and its cancellation prediction despite its “limited series” status? Read this.

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

Red Band Society lost its place on the schedule. That isn’t exactly the same thing as being yanked off the schedule – Episode 10 was apparently always intended to serve as the Fall finale – but shows that drop to “Eh, maybe Empire or Backstrom will fail so hard we will need a couple weeks of filler while we promote the next show” status don’t survive.

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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