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 Dec 27, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016)
|Scream Queens*||😐 😐 😐|
|Bordertown||😐 😐 😐|
|Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life||😐 😐 😐|
|The Grinder||😥 😥|
|Sleepy Hollow||😥 😥|
|Grandfathered||😐 😐 😐|
|The Last Man On Earth||😥 😥|
With the new calendar year, hope may still be alive for some shows, but not for Minority Report, which was canceled in the Fall. Of course the reaper didn’t miss predicting it, but he’s not bragging, the only ones who did were the delusional or the weak minded under the control of the #PRJedi.
As always, the new calendar year also brings a new start to the ratings used to calculate the Reaper Index. For the rest of the season the Reaper Index will only use ratings for shows since January 4, 2016.
The premiere ratings for Bordertown and Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life give them little hope for survival, but the reaper can wait a week to make a prediction and get them into a headline.
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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.