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 – May 1, 2016)
|Rush Hour||😥 😥|
|The Good Wife||canceled|
|Code Black*||😥 😥|
|Limitless||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂|
|Hawaii Five-0 (F)||renewed|
|Blue Bloods (F)||renewed|
|Angel From Hell*||canceled|
|Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||renewed|
|Mike & Molly||canceled|
|The Odd Couple||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂|
|2 Broke Girls||renewed|
|NCIS: New Orleans||renewed|
|Life in Pieces*|
|The Big Bang Theory||renewed|
|Person Of Interest||canceled|
In March, Les Moonves was quoted as saying
“We have about five new shows on this year,” he says. “Of those five, I believe all five of them will be renewed, and we own four of them.”
Of course this was breathlessly reported by the idiot TV media as Moonves guaranteeing renewal for all new CBS shows.
Given that the reaper’s got no more CBS “toss up” predictions left, give a guess how many of those seven (not 5 as Les noted) CBS rookie shows will end up being canceled. The reaper’s predicting
2 (update 3, the reaper forgot about Angel From Hell).
As they say in Chicago, vote early, vote often.
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.