CW Predictions: ‘Containment’ Is Likely To Be Canceled

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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)


Reaper Index

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend*renewed


Reign (F)renewed


The Originals (F)renewed


Jane The Virginrenewed


The Vampire Diaries (F)renewed


The 100renewed




Containment😥 😥




DC’s Legends Of Tomorrowrenewed




The Flashrenewed


Containment is likely to be canceled.

Its ratings are fine, and this is a prediction the reaper won’t be surprised to miss. The combination of its late scheduling + no other cancellations by CW this season has the reaper leaning negative on any more Containment.

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
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: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.