FOX’s renew/cancel standings for week 24 of the 2015-16 season sees a show take a hit but stay in the safe zone.

FOX scripted average through March 6: 1.4

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Minority Report (O) Canceled 0.71 0.47
Second Chance (O) 😥 0.73 0.52
The Grinder (O) 😦 😦 0.8 0.57
Sleepy Hollow (O) 😦 😦 0.86 0.61
Bordertown (O) 😦 😦 1.04 0.74
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (O) 😦 😦 1.22 0.87
Grandfathered (O) 😐 😐 😐 0.98 0.70
The Last Man on Earth (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.26 0.90
New Girl (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.31 0.94
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.3 0.93
Family Guy (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.55 1.11
Rosewood (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.56 1.11
Lucifer 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.75 1.25
Gotham 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.51 1.08
Scream Queens (O) Renewed 1.06 0.70
Bob’s Burgers (O) Renewed 1.08 0.77
Bones (O) Renewed 1.14 0.81
The Simpsons (O) Renewed 2.06 1.47
Empire (O) Renewed 4.77 3.41


For now, at least. “Rosewood” took a pretty big hit in its first episode without “Empire” as a lead-out. But it would have to go into an even deeper slump before FOX would think about canceling it.

As noted previously, the end of “American Idol” means FOX will need some extra programming in 2016-17. If “Rosewood” can keep its rating around the 1.0 mark (last week was a 0.9) for the rest of March, it will stay above the network average. Then, presumably, it will tick up again when “Empire” returns on March 30.

It’s not a great place to be for the show, but it will probably be just enough to earn a pickup.


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.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

The Cancel Bear is a bear who tracks and devours low-rated TV shows.

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