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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2013-14 season in May, 2014. (includes results from December 30, 2013 – February 23, 2014):
|Program||Status||Renew/ Cancel Index|
|Welcome To The Family*||canceled||0.52|
|The Michael J. Fox Show*||canceled||0.56|
|Sean Saves The World*||canceled||0.61|
|Dracula* (F)||😥 😥||0.66|
|Community||😐 😐 😐||0.85|
|Parenthood||😐 😐 😐||0.90|
|Parks & Recreation||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.92|
|Revolution||😐 😐 😐||0.99|
|Law & Order: SVU||1.28|
|Growing Up Fisher||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.41|
|About A Boy||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.55|
The ratings for the “preview” debuts of About A Boy and Growing Up Fisher after the Sochi Olympics on Saturday & Sunday night were fine. But all they indicated to the cancellation bear was that the shows wouldn’t be instant #bearchow. The ratings for their Tuesday time slot premiere tonight following The Voice will be much more indicative of their fates. Stay tuned.
Note to the numbers folks, while the preview ratings were used for the table this week, once the regular time slot ratings beginning tonight arrive, that’s all the bear will use. Note t0 the crazy, it’s not about “fairness” it’s about prediction accuracy.
From now through the end of the broadcast season in May, the Renew/Cancel Index values will only be calculated using new episodes airing during 2014.
Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. You can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. The Cancellation Bear will retweet all the Renew/Cancel Index post titles and links as well as engage in a little more back and forth banter than we do on our standard @TVbytheNumbers Twitter feed.
*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, 2014|
|😥 😥||more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2014|
|😐 😐 😐||toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2014|
|🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2014|
|certain to be renewed by May, 2014|
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 Predictions Worked Out In Past Seasons? See all the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from recent past television seasons.