Cancellation Watch: A Look at How Well the Scorecard Did Predicting This Season’s Renewals / Cancellations

By | May 27, 2016

LegendsofTomorrowposterThis season I introduced the broadcast network scorecard to present a mathematical gauge of a show’s chances of getting cancelled or renewed. It ranks all of the broadcast net sci fi / fantasy shows’ ratings performance vs. their network’s 2016 season to date average for non-sports, non-special, non-repeat programming during the week (based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic). Basically it normalizes the numbers so that you can see where all the shows stand on one grid. As it turns out, the ratings-pocalypse hit this season leaving several of the nets scrambling and making rash decisions that they might not in a normal year, but for the most part the scorecard did a good job of indicating which ones would get renewed or cancelled.  Read the full article at our partner site

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