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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2010-11 season in May, 2011. (includes results from January 3 – May 15, 2011):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Outlaw (F) cancelled
Undercovers cancelled
Friday Night Lights final season 0.42
The Paul Reiser Show cancelled 0.52
Chase cancelled 0.57
The Event cancelled 0.64
Law & Order: LA cancelled 0.67
Perfect Couples cancelled 0.74
The Cape cancelled 0.80
Outsourced cancelled 0.82
Chuck renewed 0.83
Community renewed 0.89
Harry’s Law renewed 0.93
Parenthood renewed 1.08
30 Rock renewed 1.12
Parks & Recreation renewed 1.25
Law & Order: SVU renewed 1.31
The Office renewed 1.89

The cancellation bear begins his summer hibernation after a year of feasting on NBC shows. Yet again, Chuck escaped the bear, but as Robert noted, eventually we’ll remember that shows on the cusp of syndication are often given away by their production companies to reach the magic 88 (or whatever) episode count.

Chuck was the only blemish on the cancellation bear’s record in predicting NBC show fates all season long, all the other NBC shows were cancelled or renewed as predicted. Atta boy, good bear!

Wish the bear a happy summer, he’ll be back in September!

With that the Index bids the 2010-11 NBC season adieu, there will be no more NBC Renew / Cancel posts until September, but expect a general post in the  next couple weeks on some potential changes for next season’s Renew / Cancel Index.

What was the status of the NBC Renew / Cancel Index for just the Fall? Click here.


  • 😳 – certain to be cancelled by May, 2011
  • 😥 :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2011
  • 😐 😐 😐 – toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2011
  • 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 – more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2011
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: – certain to be renewed by May, 2011

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 would the Renew / Cancel Index Have Done Predicting Last Season’s Scripted Show Fates? While the methods used have changed slightly from past seasons check out how the Renew / Cancel Index would have predicted renewals and cancellations from the 2009-10 broadcast television season.

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