The CW scripted average through Nov. 22: 0.63

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 😥 0.28 0.44
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


The CW has extended the seasons of “iZombie” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and it’s moving “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” to Fridays starting in late January. What’s it all mean for the status of those shows?

Not a lot. “The Originals” is still a lock for renewal thanks to the third-season rule. “TVD” and “iZombie” are still good bets for renewal, as they’re right in the middle of the network’s pack of scripted shows. And “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is still The CW’s lowest-rated show.

So no changes on the Index this week, despite all the changes on the network.

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.

(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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