FOX scripted average through Jan. 10: 1.51
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Minority Report (O)||Canceled||0.71||0.47|
|Sleepy Hollow (O)||😦 😦||0.91||0.60|
|Bordertown (O)||😦 😦||1.3||0.86|
|Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (O)||😦 😦||1.65||1.09|
|The Grinder (O)||😐 😐 😐||0.9||0.60|
|Grandfathered (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.05||0.70|
|Scream Queens (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.06||0.70|
|Bones (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.14||0.75|
|The Last Man on Earth (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.28||0.85|
|New Girl (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.4||0.93|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.52||1.01|
|Family Guy (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.59||1.05|
|Rosewood (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.63||1.08|
|Gotham||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||1.51||1.00|
|Empire (O)||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||4.77||3.16|
|Bob’s Burgers (O)||Renewed||1.1||0.73|
|The Simpsons (O)||Renewed||2.21||1.46|
FOX has had a rough go on Tuesday for a couple seasons running now. You could call “New Girl” a symptom of that problem, or you could call it the closest thing the network has to stability on the night.
You can probably also call it safe for another season.
The show kicked off Season 5 with a 1.4 rating, down from the fourth-season premiere but very close to the network average. It will reach 100 episodes in a few weeks, and it’s in the early stages of a syndication deal. Given that FOX’s sister studio owns the show, that adds up to a likely renewal.
|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.