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 – Apr 3, 2016)
|The Good Wife||canceled|
|Rush Hour||😐 😐 😐|
|Code Black*||😐 😐 😐|
|Limitless||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂|
|Hawaii Five-0 (F)||renewed|
|Blue Bloods (F)||renewed|
|Angel From Hell*||canceled|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||renewed|
|Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂|
|Mike & Molly||canceled|
|2 Broke Girls||renewed|
|NCIS: New Orleans||renewed|
|Life in Pieces|
|The Big Bang Theory||renewed|
|Person Of Interest||canceled|
Just after the reaper posted his pre-vacation predictions two Fridays ago, CBS renewed all their non-rookie shows except the obviously doomed CSI:Cyber, and the likely caught up in contractual wrangling Criminal Minds. No surprises in any of that news.
The reaper awaits the “surprise” when one or more of the CBS rookie shows are canceled after Les Moonves “promised” they’d all be renewed, and the idiot TV media took him at face value.
The reaper’s running tally on CBS shows this season:
Right: Mike & Molly, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, NCIS, Elementary, Madam Secretary, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS: LA, NCIS: New Orleans, 2 Broke Girls, Mom, Scorpion
Push/Draw/Tie: (renewed or canceled while a toss up): Angel From Hell
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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.