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 29, 2015)
|Elementary||😐 😐 😐||0.58|
|The Good Wife||😐 😐 😐||0.65|
|Hawaii Five-0 (F)||😐 😐 😐||0.66|
|Blue Bloods (F)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.74|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.75|
|Madam Secretary||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.78|
|Limitless||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.94|
|Mom||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.96|
|2 Broke Girls||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.00|
|NCIS: New Orleans||1.02|
|Life in Pieces||1.22|
|Supergirl||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.26|
|The Big Bang Theory||renewed||2.43|
Madam Secretary is likely to be renewed. Although its ratings are low, by the only standard that matters for renewal, at less than 80% of the CBS scripted average there are seven other CBS dramas with lower ratings. Plenty of shows for the reaper to claim before he gets close to Madam Secretary.
A little hub bub on Monday when Supergirl was given a follow on order of just seven episodes instead of the full “back 9”. Given that Supergirl started on week 6, the reaper’s inclined to attribute that simply to scheduling logistics and is maintaining his current prediction at “likely renewed”.
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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.