The CW scripted average through Dec. 6: 0.64

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 😦 😦 0.29 0.45
Reign (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.3 0.47
Jane the Virgin 😐 😐 😐 0.4 0.63
The Vampire Diaries 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.56 0.88
iZombie 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.58 0.91
Supernatural 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.75 1.17
The Originals 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 0.43 0.67
Arrow 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.05 1.64
The Flash 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.43 2.23


“Arrow” had its best same-day rating of the season last week with the back half of a crossover with “The Flash.” That was nice — and in terms of its renewal prospects, wholly unnecessary.

Even without the crossover bump, “Arrow” is The CW’s second highest-rated series in adults 18-49. It was the show that laid the groundwork for the network to bet big on DC Comics properties. It’s entering prime syndication/streaming ground as well; it will have 90-plus episodes by the end of this season and will hit 100 next fall.

Because make no mistake, it will be around next fall.

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.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

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

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