The CW’s renew/cancel standings for week 32 of the 2015-16 season don’t bring any new forecast for the network’s lone remaining show waiting to hear news of a pickup for 2016-17.


The CW scripted average through May 1: 0.61

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Containment 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.5 0.82
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Renewed 0.29 0.48
Reign (F) Renewed 0.31 0.51
Jane the Virgin Renewed 0.37 0.61
The Vampire Diaries (F) Renewed 0.48 0.79
iZombie Renewed 0.53 0.85
The 100 Renewed 0.49 0.80
Legends of Tomorrow Renewed 0.83 1.36
The Originals (F) Renewed 0.4 0.66
Supernatural Renewed 0.72 1.18
Arrow Renewed 0.98 1.61
The Flash Renewed 1.38 2.26


“Containment” matched its 0.5 premiere rating in its second episode, so there’s no reason to change its status. It’s still rated as likely to join the rest of the network’s scripted shows on the 2016-17 schedule.

But where will they put it, you ask? Well, there are 36 weeks in a season (to say nothing of summer) and no show does more than 22 to 24 episodes per season. The network will find room if it wants to find room.

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.

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

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