Predictions Week 16: #Ransom Is Likely To Be Canceled

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TV Grim Reaper’s predictions are for scripted broadcast primetime showΒ renewalsΒ for the 2017-18 season or cancellationsΒ by the end of the 2016-17 season.

Secrets And LiesπŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯
QuanticoπŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.😐 😐 😐
Dr. Ken  (F)😐 😐 😐
The Real O’NealsπŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯
Once Upon A TimeπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Last Man StandingΒ  (F)πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
How To Get Away With Murder πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Fresh Off The BoatπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Designated SurvivorπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
The Middle:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
American Housewife:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
black-ish:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Speechless:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
The Goldbergs:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Grey’s Anatomy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Modern Family:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
ElementaryπŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯
RansomπŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯
Pure Geniuscanceled
Madam Secretary:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Code Black 😐 😐 😐
The Odd CoupleπŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯
MacGyver (F)πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Blue Bloods (F)πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Scorpion:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Hawaii Five-0 (F)πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
NCIS: New Orleans:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Life in Pieces πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Man With A PlanπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
MomπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
2 Broke GirlsπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
NCIS: Los Angeles πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Criminal Minds πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Great IndoorsπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Bull:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
NCIS renewed
Kevin Can Wait:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
The Big Bang Theory:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (F)😐 😐 😐
FrequencyπŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯
No TomorrowπŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯
The Vampire Diaries (F)canceled
Jane The Virgin:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Supernatural:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Arrow:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Supergirl :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
The Flash:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Reign (F)canceled
Scream Queens 😳 
The Exorcist (F)πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯
RosewoodπŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯
PitchπŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯
The MickπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
New GirlπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Brooklyn Nine-NineπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
The Last Man On EarthπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
LuciferπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Gotham:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Bob’s Burgersrenewed
Son of ZornπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Family Guy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Lethal Weapon:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
The Simpsons renewed
StarπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Empire:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
The BlacklistπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
BlindspotπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
The Good PlaceπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Superstore πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
TimelessπŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯
Chicago MedπŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Chicago P.D.πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Law & Order: SVU :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Chicago Fire:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
This Is Us:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Grimm (F)canceled

Ransom is likely to be canceled.

Out of three rookie Fall dramas, CBS has only oneΒ that failed to get additional episodes orderedΒ (Pure Genius), so they’veΒ got more spring dramas ordered thanΒ they haveΒ decentΒ time slots to air them. Ransom is a cheap (to CBS) foreign production, so it’s lowest on CBS’s care list, and they’ve already scheduled it to burn off on Saturdays. The TV media would have you believe CBS is trying to “make Saturday great again”. Ignore them, as always.

The premiere ratings for The Mick were strong, thanks to a huge NFL game preceding it. All that tells the reaper is that it’s not DOA. Next week’s prediction will be based on its time slot premiere ratings on Tuesday night.

With the New Year, the reaper has wiped his ratings slate clean and is starting his calculations anew beginning with tonight’s ratings. The numbers will return toΒ the table next week. His predictions for last Fall’s shows remain the same pending 2017 ratings.

Note: Predictions early in a show’s run are likely to change quickly with ratings results. Stay tuned.

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The reaper’s runningΒ prediction tallyΒ this season: 4-0-0

  • Right: Notorious, The Simpsons, Conviction, Pure Genius
  • Wrong:
  • Draw (renewed or canceled while a toss up):

Reign, canceled before the reaper had a prediction for it, is not included in the tally above.


18-49 Avg. is the average Live+Same DayΒ adults 18-49 rating forΒ in seasonΒ original episodes of theΒ show it its regular timeslot.

Network 18-49 average is the average Live+Same DayΒ adults 18-49 rating for allΒ original episodes of all scripted shows on the network. EachΒ network’sΒ ratings average isΒ not time weighted (ie. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

% Network Average (aka, relative rating): The 18-49 avg of theΒ show/its own network avg.

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average relative ratings.

How good haveΒ TV Grim Reaper’s predictions beenΒ in past seasons?Β SeeΒ his past prediction record here.