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)
|Jane The Virgin||renewed|
|The Originals (F)||renewed|
|The Vampire Diaries (F)||renewed|
|DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow||renewed|
Given that every scripted show that’s aired on the CW so far this season has been renewed, there’s nothing more for the reaper to write about until the last CW show premiere of the season, Containment on April 19. Even then, barely half its episodes will air during the broadcast season, it’s only marginally on the reaper’s radar.
The reaper’s running tally on CW shows this season:
Right: Reign, Jane the Virgin, The Originals, Supernatural, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, The Flash
Wrong: iZombie, Crazy Ex Girlfriend
Tie/Draw/Push: (renewed or canceled while a toss up): The Vampire Diaries, The 100
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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.