The CW scripted average through Nov. 29: 0.63
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Reign (F)||😐 😐 😐||0.3||0.48|
|Jane the Virgin||😐 😐 😐||0.4||0.63|
|iZombie||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.57||0.90|
|The Vampire Diaries||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.57||0.90|
|Supernatural||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.73||1.16|
|The Originals||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||0.41||0.65|
|Arrow||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||1.0||1.59|
|The Flash||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||1.43||2.27|
Aside from its Monday shows (which were in line with their season averages), The CW took Thanksgiving week off, so nothing has changed in terms of status since last week.
Which allows for the chance to talk about the network’s longest-running scripted series, “Supernatural.”
Judging purely on its relative strength to the rest of the network, it would up there with five smiley faces. But 11-year-old shows are expensive shows, and there are other points to consider.
If leads Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki decide they want to do another season, The CW would lock it up in a heartbeat. But since they’re on one-year contracts, it’s not inconceivable that they would consider bringing Dean and Sam’s story to a close after this season.
Neither Ackles nor Padalecki has ever given any indication that they’re tired of the show. But 11 years is a long time, and that’s why, even though it would be no surprise to see the show renewed, “Supernatural” isn’t a lock just yet.
Note: All of The CW’s shows are produced by network owners CBS and Warner Bros., so the (O) designation (see below) is immaterial.
|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.