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 – Mar 13, 2016)
|Blood & Oil*||canceled|
|Of Kings And Prophets||😳|
|Agent Carter*||😥 😥|
|The Muppets*||😥 😥|
|American Crime*||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂|
|Castle||😐 😐 😐|
|Dr. Ken (F)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂|
|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||renewed|
|Last Man Standing (F)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂|
|Fresh Off The Boat||renewed|
|Once Upon A Time||renewed|
|How To Get Away With Murder||renewed|
|The Real O’Neals||😐 😐 😐|
Of Kings And Prophets is certain to be canceled.
Its premiere ratings were so pitiful as to make the reaper’s initial prediction a slam dunk.
The observant will note that the reaper has moved his American Crime prediction to likely renewed. It finished its season at almost exactly the same relative ratings which got it renewed last season. The reaper thinks that should do it again. Look for it in the headline when there’s an opening.
The reaper’s running tally on ABC shows this season:
Right: Blood & Oil, Wicked City, Once Upon A Time, The Goldbergs, Fresh Off The Boat, blackish, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, Agents of SHIELD, Modern Family, The Middle
Draw/Tie/Push: (renewed or canceled while a toss up): Quantico
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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.