The CW scripted average through Jan. 31: 0.68
The CW’s renew/cancel standings for week 19 of the 2015-16 season, including a sigh of relief for a long-running show:
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||😦 😦||0.29||0.43|
|Reign (F)||😐 😐 😐||0.31||0.46|
|Jane the Virgin||😐 😐 😐||0.39||0.57|
|The Vampire Diaries||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.55||0.81|
|iZombie||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.56||0.82|
|The 100||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.65||0.96|
|Supernatural||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.74||1.09|
|Legends of Tomorrow||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.15||1.69|
|The Originals||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||0.42||0.62|
|Arrow||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||1.05||1.54|
|The Flash||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||1.4||2.06|
The CW swore up and down that moving “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” to Friday nights was not a demotion, but rather a move to improve the network’s Friday performance.
And, for one week at least, the numbers bear that out. “The Originals” is set because of the third-season rule, but it was steady in moving to Fridays. So was “The Vampire Diaries,” which put up a 0.5 in its first Friday outing. That’s in line with its Thursday average, and also an upgrade over the 0.31 “Reign” averaged there in the fall.
If the ratings stay close to that, viewers will head back to Mystic Falls 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.