FOX scripted average through Jan. 3: 1.47
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Minority Report (O)||Canceled||0.71||0.47|
|Sleepy Hollow (O)||😦 😦||0.91||0.62|
|Bordertown (O)||😦 😦||1.1||0.75|
|Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (O)||😦 😦||1.2||0.82|
|The Grinder (O)||😐 😐 😐||0.91||0.62|
|Grandfathered (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.06||0.72|
|Scream Queens (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.06||0.70|
|Bones (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.14||0.78|
|The Last Man on Earth (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.28||0.87|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.53||1.04|
|Family Guy (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.54||1.05|
|Rosewood (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.63||1.11|
|Gotham||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||1.51||1.03|
|Empire (O)||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||4.77||3.24|
|Bob’s Burgers (O)||Renewed||1.1||0.75|
|The Simpsons (O)||Renewed||2.04||1.39|
Both of FOX’s new Sunday comedies, “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” and “Bordertown,” are starting out in a hole after their premieres, and it will be pretty tough for either show to climb out.
The two shows put up pretty meager ratings (1.2 for “Cooper,” 1.1 for “Bordertown”) in their debuts on Jan. 3. Worse, both numbers represent downgrades in their timeslots. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” averaged a 1.55 at 8:30 on Sundays, while “The Last Man on Earth” did a 1.28 at 9:30 through the fall.
There’s not much chance for improvement in the coming weeks either. Next week the two shows face the Golden Globes, then an NFL-boosted CBS lineup the following week. They’re off for three weeks after that. Will anyone even remember them come Valentine’s Day?
It’s not likely, which is why they’re likely to be gone come spring.
|DSW||Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing|
|😥||sure bet to be canceled by May 2016|
|😦 😦||likely to be canceled by May 2016|
|😐 😐 😐||tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2016|
|🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||likely to be renewed by May 2016|
|😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||sure bet to be renewed by May 2016|
The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show’s new episode adults 18-49 ratings to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its 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. Why live+same-day ratings? Because they correlate very closely with the rarely disclosed C3 ratings (viewing of commercials within three days of air), which are the basis for most ad deals.
Shows that have ended their seasons have their R/C Index number frozen at the point of their final episode.
(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays tend to be renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.
(O) – Owned: All other things equal, shows owned by studios affiliated with their networks have a better shot at renewal than those from outside producers.