The CW scripted average through Jan. 24: 0.69

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 😦 😦 0.29 0.42
Reign (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.31 0.45
Jane the Virgin 😐 😐 😐 0.39 0.57
The Vampire Diaries 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.56 0.81
iZombie 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.56 0.81
The 100 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.7 1.01
Supernatural 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.74 1.07
Legends of Tomorrow 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.2 1.74
The Originals 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 0.42 0.61
Arrow 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.05 1.52
The Flash 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.4 2.03

There is a lot of the season left, but when your series premiere becomes the No. 2 show on the network where it airs, you’re in a pretty decent place.

That’s where “Legends of Tomorrow” sits after its debut, which scored a CW-strong 1.2 rating in adults 18-49. That makes it, at least until next week, the second highest-rated show on the network, behind “The Flash” and ahead of “Arrow,” its DC Comics brethren.

That rating also makes it a likely renewal. The CW was likely to give the show a good amount of rope (barring an outright bomb) because of its DC ties, but the good start should have the network breathing a little easier. “Legends of Tomorrow” should be back next season.

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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