The Cancellation Game - October

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Starbreaker, Oct 6, 2012.

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Which will be cancelled

Poll closed Oct 13, 2012.
  1. Made in Jersey (CBS)

    48.6%
  2. Partners (CBS)

    27.0%
  3. The Mob Doctor (FOX)

    56.8%
  4. 666 Park Avenue (ABC)

    35.1%
  5. Animal Practice (NBC)

    35.1%
  6. Guys With Kids (NBC)

    51.4%
  7. Ben and Kate (NBC)

    18.9%
  8. The Mindy Project (NBC)

    16.2%
  9. Chicago Fire (NBC)

    24.3%
  10. Last Resort (ABC)

    24.3%
  11. Nashville (ABC)

    13.5%
  12. The Neighbors (ABC)

    45.9%
  13. Vegas (CBS)

    5.4%
  14. Elementary (CBS)

    8.1%
  15. Emily Owens (CW)

    13.5%
  16. Beauty and the Beast (CW)

    24.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It's off for baseball for three weeks but yeah...it'll be cancelled during that time.
     
  2. Kosh Naranek

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    I voted 666 PA. Its adverts cannot decide if it is soap or horror. It just looks cheesy, and is not likely to capture Once Upon a Time's or Revenge's audience IMHO.
     
  3. Enterprise is Great

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    It's both a soap and a horror show unfortunately it's not soapy or scary enough.

    Yeah. This Sunday 666 got 4 million less than Once's 9+ million and 3 less than Revenge's 8+. It should/will be cancelled pretty soon.
     
  4. FPAlpha

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    I don't know on which data this assessment is based but Castle is consistently one of ABC's top shows.. it has shed some viewers in season 4 which i think was good but not the best season they had but they are stable at the mark they finished 4th season and i can't see why it shouldn't be picked up (and storywise there were major developments in the season 4 finale leading to a whole new ballgame.. it remains to be seen if that means a pick up in viewers).
     
  5. Temis the Vorta

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    tvbythenumbers compiles data from Nielsens ratings and then compares shows with other shows on the same network since that's a big factor in determines what lives or dies. Networks usually start at the bottom of the list and axe the weakest shows (there are some mitigating factors such as airing on Fridays.)

    Based on recent Nielsens, it doesn't look to me like Castle is one of ABC's top rated shows, or else it would be higher on the list. Maybe this is a recent development as of S5 and the show just came back to much weaker numbers, but that doesn't change the numbers, maybe the show is just out of steam.

    Shows that drop in the ratings rarely come back up, but it's all relative and ABC's freshman class this year is not doing too well. If their new shows keep dropping, then that could change things before ABC makes any decisions about what to axe this season.

    For instance, the list has just been updated and Castle moved up a notch due to 666 Park Ave dropping even more. Still not far up enough to be safe, but ABC can't be feeling very cocky nowadays so maybe they'll renew it because it's a known quantity. Or, ABC could move it to Fridays, which is a good night for low rated shows with a loyal fanbase, works for Grimm and Fringe.

    The comments section at the link above discusses more factors like syndication that will influence the decision, although I can't vouch for the reliability or rationality of the tvbythenumbers crowd. ;)
     
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  6. Guy Gardener

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    The second episode of the nieghbours was much funnier.

    Human daughter "You've made my life intolerable up till now and to top it off you've me us in next door to the cast of District 09."

    Human father. "I haven't seen District nine, is it any good?"

    Human Daughter "yeah it is, the the special effects were pretty cool."

    Human Mum "I'd like to see district nine with you Amber."

    Human daughter "I'd rather die."
     
  7. Starbreaker

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    Castle is actually doing really well in number of total viewers, it's close to syndication, already airing repeats on other channels, and it's one of ABC's darlings. It'll at least get to finish out the year.
     
  8. Temis the Vorta

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    Total number of viewers is meaningless. Like a lot of shows, Castle skews too old. But syndication and the fact that it is made in-house are points in its favor.
     
  9. Temis the Vorta

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  10. Starbreaker

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    These are the only votes that will count for Made in Jersey:
    Thanks, Temis
     
  11. Temis the Vorta

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    Is it my imagination or does CBS usually wait till later in the season to pull the trigger on anything? There's something about this that seems odd in terms of timing...
     
  12. Temis the Vorta

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    Oh PS can I belatedly vote for 666 Park Ave, Partners and Ben & Kate? :D
     
  13. Starbreaker

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    Ben & Kate has already been given more episdoes, but the other two: yes.

    And CBS will pull stuff early if it's abysmal like How to be a Gentleman and Chaos. Made and Jersey was a colossal failure, even on Friday.
     
  14. Guy Gardener

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    Chaos was just too smarmy, as if Fonzie was going to take down the eastern block single handed.

    Ben and Kate is awful.

    In the last episode, we need to find out that Ben is the father of Kate's child.
     
  15. Spot's Meow

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    Maybe it's because I'm female with all sisters and no brothers, but the brother/sister relationship on TV and in movies almost always has a creepy vibe to me. Or maybe I've just watched that episode of Friends where Rachel dates the guy who is weirdly close to his sister too often.
     
  16. Guy Gardener

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    I'm an only child.

    All brothers and sisters are creepy.
     
  17. bigdaddy

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    I have a sister, and Ben and Kate is really weird.

    I say Mob Doctor is next, then Partners then some NBC comedies.
     
  18. Starbreaker

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    I don't find anything creepy about Ben and Kate. It's a far cry from The Dreamers.
     
  19. Guy Gardener

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    Incest doesn't count if you're French.
     
  20. the G-man

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    ...or Jerry Lee Lewis.