TV Grim Reaper predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2015-16 season in May, 2016. (The Reaper Index includes ratings from Sept. 21, 2015 – Nov 22, 2015)
|Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CBS)||😳||0.43|
|Reign (F) (CBS)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.46|
|Jane The Virgin (CBS)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.61|
|The Originals (WB)||0.63|
|The Vampire Diaries (WB)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.87|
|The Flash (WB)||2.25|
iZombie is now certain to be canceled. It received an additional order of only 6 more episodes yesterday. As readers of the reaper know, if a show doesn’t get a “back 9” episode order for a full season of 22 episodes, when that was expected/hoped for, it’s doomed and just filling schedule time.
In a related matter, the reaper has changed his prediction for Jane The Virgin to “likely renewed”. CBS Studios affirmative action for the win!
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*shows no longer on the air have their Reaper Index “frozen” at the point they left the schedule.
|😳||certain to be cancelled by May, 2016|
|😥 😥||more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2016|
|😐 😐 😐||toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2016|
|🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2016|
|certain to be renewed by May, 2016|
The Reaper Index is the ratio of a scripted show’s new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own 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. The network’s average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).
(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.
How good have TV Grim Reaper’s predictions been in past seasons? See his past prediction record here.