The CW scripted average through Nov. 22: 0.63
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|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.