Wednesday, October 31, 2012

RENEW/CANCEL NEWS: Common Law (USA)

As reported in several places, Common Law has finally been officially canceled by USA.  The signs all pointed to that being the case, but they took forever to announce it.  I'm not sure what went into the decision to cancel the show, but this is the biggest cancellation mistake I've seen on cable TV in a very long time.  My guess is that it had something to do with USA not producing the show.  I guess we'll never know for sure why a show with such great potential, and good enough ratings to come back, didn't make the cut.  Thanks for reading.

Friday, October 19, 2012

ABC Announces A Cancellation Friday, October 19, 2012

Private Practice has been effectively canceled.  ABC declined to pick up the back 9 on its original 13 episode order.  Once the 13 episodes finish airing, buh-bye.  You can see my sentiments about the show's chances this season in any post where I discussed its ratings.  Thanks for reading.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

NBC Announces Its First Cancellation of the 2012-2013 TV Season

As reported by many, Animal Practice has been canceled.  It is being replaced by Whitney, which will probably be canceled, as well.  We should have a similar announcement tomorrow about Up All Night, and Community replacing it.  Thanks for reading.

Monday, October 15, 2012

TV Premiere Ratings Note For Sunday, October 14, 2012: The Walking Dead

You can read the full PR post at TV by the Numbers, here.

The Walking Dead (AMC, Sundays at 9pm ET)

10.9 million Overall Viewers
5.7 in the 18-49 Demo

We'll have to wait until the official ratings come out late today or tomorrow, but they are saying it's likely the third season premiere had a 5.7 or 5.8 in the 18-49 demo.  It had more viewers in the 18-49 demo (7.3 million) than many renewed network shows have in overall viewers.  No scripted TV shows get ratings this high.  WOW!  Cue season 4.  Thanks for reading.

Friday, October 12, 2012

TV Ratings Notes For Thursday, October 11, 2012: Last Resort, Up All Night, Beauty and the Beast

You can read the full ratings report at TV by the Numbers, here.

Last Resort (ABC, Thursdays at 8pm ET)

6.89 million Overall Viewers
1.6/4 in the 18-49 Demo

I have good news, and I have bad news.  The bad news is that this show is going to get canceled.  The good news is that it's very likely to air all 13 episodes of its initial run.  The reason that will be the case is that I'm assuming ABC needs to air them all to be eligible in the Miniseries category for the EMMYs.  They did that last season, for Missing, and Last Resort is a better show than Missing.

Up All Night (NBC, Thursdays at 8:30pm ET)

2.88 million Overall Viewers
1.1/3 in the 18-49 Demo

I have good news, and I have bad news.  The bad news is that this show is going to get canceled.  The good news is that this show is going to get canceled.  I predict this show will not be on the schedule (at the very least not in this slot) within two weeks.

Beauty and the Beast (CW, Thursdays at 9pm ET)

2.78 million Overall Viewers
1.2/3 in the 18-49 Demo

On Wednesday, Warner Bros. successfully launched a new series.  On Thursday, CBS Television Studios successfully launched its own new series.  Maybe this CBS/Warner Bros. married network should only be teaming up for distribution.  I believe that's called Married Filing Separately.  Things are looking up for a network that I only write about on slow news days.  Thanks for reading.

USA Network TV Show Renewal News Friday, October 12, 2012

Suits has been renewed for a third season.  I'm in total shock...that this was not announced sooner.  Thanks for reading.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

TV Ratings Notes For Wednesday, October 11, 2012: Animal Practice, Guys with Kids, The Neighbors, Nashville, Chicago Fire, Arrow

You can find the full ratings report at TV by the Numbers, here.

Animal Practice (NBC, Wednesdays at 8pm ET)

3.8 million Overall Viewers
1.1/3 in the 18-49 Demo

Yep, this show is dunzo.  It's been on the list you don't want to be on for a week, and I expect a cancellation announcement any day now.  I'm pretty sure Whitney will be moving into this spot.

Guys with Kids (NBC, Wednesdays at 8:30pm ET)

4.19 million Overall Viewers
1.4/4 in the 18-49 Demo

The show fell off the bubble, this week, and it looks like it's done.  I'll give it another week, before putting it on the list, but this show is seemingly on the way out.  That's probably what will give Animal Practice another week on the schedule, while NBC waits to see the ratings for this show, next week.

The Neighbors (ABC, Wednesdays at 8:30pm ET)

6.39 million Overall Viewers
2.0/5 in the 18-49 Demo

Make no mistake about it, this show is steamrolling toward renewal.

Nashville (ABC, Wednesdays at 10pm ET)

8.93 million Overall Viewers
2.8/8 in the 18-49 Demo

Don't trust these numbers.  It had a spectacular lead in, from the most popular scripted TV show in the 18-49 demo, Modern Family.  It lost a lot of the lead in, and next week it won't have the benefit of the Modern Family lead in.  Expect the ratings to go down a lot.  This looks like an expensive show, so it needs to stay at a 2.0 or above to have any real renewal chance.  This is a developing story, that may take about three weeks to solve.

Chicago Fire (NBC, Wednesdays at 10pm ET)

6.61 million Overall Viewers
1.9/5 in the 18-49 Demo

This show is DOA.  I watched it earlier today, and while it wasn't the worst show I've seen this season, it is not very good.  I'll give it one more episode, to see where it heads, but that will likely be the last chance I give it to wow me.  I'm expecting a significant drop next week, and would be surprised if it hits a 1.7, and am expecting a 1.6 at the highest.

Arrow (CW, Wednesdays at 8pm ET)

4.14 million Overall Viewers
1.3/4 in the 18-49 Demo

The good people at Warner Bros. must be turning back flips over how well this show performed, last night.  It looks like a hit, and it might be around for quite awhile.  I'm getting close to actually deciding to check the show out.  Thanks for reading.

Early TV Premiere Ratings Notes For Wednesday, October 10, 2012: Nashville, Chicago Fire, Arrow

This is a first, as I will actually be reporting on a show on the CW.  It's noteworthy.  As I said in my previous post, I'm staying away from doing ratings reports until the final numbers are in for the day, except for premieres.  I'll do a full post of noteworthy stuff later today or tonight.  This is just preliminary, so things could change a bit from what you see here.  You can see the full preliminary report at TV by the Numbers, here.

Nashville (ABC, Wednesdays at 10pm ET)

8.978 million Overall Viewers
2.8/8 in the 18-49 Demo

These numbers are likely inflated by the Modern Family lead in, so next week's numbers are where this show really begins.  It's not off to a terrible start, but I think the numbers will drop significantly, next week.  Most people I've seen talk about it think it's just okay, and that's not the kind of thing that people stick around to watch these days.

Chicago Fire (NBC, Wednesdays at 10pm ET)

6.438 million Viewers
1.9/5 in the 18-49 Demo

I am under the firm belief that a procedural of any kind cannot debut under a 2.0 and be successful.  This is below a 2.0, so I am calling it DOA.  There was another show that started out with almost these exact same numbers.  It was called Awake, and it wasn't a soap drama (that's what Chicago Fire looks like from the promos).  Its ratings were a disaster by the end of its short run.

Arrow (CW, Wednesdays at 8pm ET)

4.017 million Overall Viewers
1.3/4 in the 18-49 Demo

These are definitely pretty impressive numbers for a CW premiere, these days.  This is probably the first and last time I'll write about a show on there, but Arrow is off to a good start, and the buzz around it is that it is a decent guilty pleasure.  If you're into that sort of thing, maybe you should check it out.  Thanks for reading.

TV Ratings Notes For Tuesday, October 9, 2012: Ben and Kate, Go On, The Mindy Project, The New Normal, Vegas

I meant to do these notes last night, but forgot.  Good thing I'm not getting paid to do this, right?  Because there have been so many large adjustments to the early ratings, except when stuff first premieres, I will only be doing my ratings notes after the final ratings have come in late in the afternoon.  I've never seen more than .1 adjustments in the ratings, prior to this season, but there have been across the board adjustments as high as .5 over the past few weeks.  That's unacceptable for accuracy of reporting, so I won't report until the final numbers are in, unless it's about the premiere of a show.  If you'd like to see the full report at TV by the Numbers, you can find it here.

Ben and Kate (FOX, Tuesdays at 8:30pm ET)

3.23 million Overall Viewers
1.5/4 in the 18-49 Demo

This show is doing badly enough that I am confident it is time to put the show on the list you don't want to be on.  The show's just too quirky, and not funny enough, to pull in a real audience.  The fact that it's lost a significant amount of lead in from the really off the wall, Raising Hope, shows that it's very likely a lost cause.  I checked out after episode 2, because I just wasn't feeling this show at all.

Go On (NBC, Tuesdays at 9pm ET)

6.65 million Overall Viewers
2.6/7 in the 18-49 Demo

It rebounded back from its subpar previous week's ratings performance, proving that The Voice actually does have an impact on its numbers.

The Mindy Project (FOX, Tuesdays at 9:30pm ET)

3.55 million Overall Viewers
1.9/5 in the 18-49 Demo

The show's ratings are steady as she goes, and this show is headed on its way to a renewal.

The New Normal (NBC, Tuesdays at 9:30pm ET)

4.86 million Overall Viewers
2.0/5 in the 18-49 Demo

This is a heavy duty rebound from last week, so it's right back in renewal territory.

Vegas (CBS, Tuesdays at 10pm ET)

11.78 million Overall Viewers
2.0/5 in the 18-49 Demo

These ratings aren't really getting it done, but, if it stays right here, it has a better chance of renewal than cancellation.  Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Fall 2012-2013 Serialized New TV Show Scorecard (Big 4 Networks Only)

Last season I wrote how I thought it was a big mistake for networks to continue down the path of full serialization.  I gave them the key to the lock of the mass audience heart, they looked at it, thought it didn't fit, and have continued down a path of serialized TV destruction.  As I said, the way of the future, on network TV, is hybrid serialization (full definition here), and if your fully serialized show doesn't do that, your prospects are only on the decent side IF your show is good.  Even that is no guarantee of success.  By looking at the post I wrote about the 2012-2013 Pilots, which can be found here, we can begin to understand exactly what's going on with the fully serialized shows that are currently airing.  I'll add to the list as the prospects become more clear for the various serialized shows that will be arriving throughout the TV season.  Tonight is ABC's Revolution, with the premiere of their flagship make or break serialized show, Nashville (Wednesdays at 10pm ET).  Thanks for reading.

ABC:

Last Resort (Thursdays at 8pm ET)-Canceled
666 Park Avenue (Sundays at 10pm ET)-Canceled
Nashville (Wednesdays at 10pm ET)-Renewed
Zero Hour (Thursdays at 8pm ET)-Canceled
Red Widow (Sundays at 10pm ET)-Canceled

CBS:

Vegas (Tuesdays at 10pm ET)-Canceled

NBC:

Revolution (Mondays at 10pm ET)-Renewed
Deception (Mondays at 10pm ET)-Canceled
Do No Harm (who knows?)-Canceled

FOX:

The Mob Doctor (Mondays at 9pm ET)-Cremated and buried in the desert
The Following (Mondays at 9pm ET)-Renewed

Fall 2012-2013 Canceled Scripted TV Shows List (Big 4 Networks Only)

Here's where I'll put all of the scripted TV shows that have been canceled, or effectively canceled, on big 4 network TV for the Fall 2012-2013 TV Season.  I hope it proves useful.  The first bloodletting was on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.  Thanks for reading.

Canceled Or Effectively Canceled Scripted TV Shows in Fall 2012-2013 TV Season:

1.  Made in Jersey (CBS)***CANCELED OCTOBER 10, 2012***
2.  Animal Practice (NBC)***CANCELED OCTOBER 18, 2012***
3.  Private Practice (ABC)***CANCELED OCTOBER 19, 2012***
4.  Partners (CBS)***CANCELED NOVEMBER 16, 2012***
5.  Last Resort (ABC)***CANCELED NOVEMBER 16, 2012***
6.  666 Park Avenue (ABC)***CANCELED NOVEMBER 16, 2012***
7.  The Mob Doctor (FOX)***CANCELED NOVEMBER 28, 2012***
8.  Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23 (ABC)***EFFECTIVELY CANCELED JANUARY 22, 2013*** 
9.  Ben and Kate (FOX)***EFFECTIVELY CANCELED JANUARY 23, 2013*** 
10. Do No Harm (NBC)***CANCELED FEBRUARY 8, 2013***
11. Zero Hour (ABC)***CANCELED MARCH 1, 2013***
12. Deception (NBC)***CANCELED MAY 8, 2013*** 
13. 1600 Penn (NBC)***CANCELED MAY 9, 2013***
14. Whitney (NBC)***CANCELED MAY 9, 2013*** 
15. Guys with Kids (NBC)***CANCELED MAY 9, 2013***
16. Up All Night (NBC)***CANCELED MAY 9, 2013*** 
17. Touch (FOX)***CANCELED MAY 9, 2013***
18. Smash (NBC)***EFFECTIVELY CANCELED AWHILE AGO*** 
19. Go On (NBC)***CANCELED MAY 10, 2013*** 
20. CSI: NY (CBS)***CANCELED MAY 10, 2013***
21. Vegas (CBS)***CANCELED MAY 10, 2013***
22. Rules of Engagement (CBS)***CANCELED MAY 10, 2013***
23. Golden Boy (CBS)***CANCELED MAY 10, 2013***

TV RENEW/CANCEL NEWS: Made in Jersey (CBS)

Coming as a surprise to no one who owns a TV, CBS has unceremoniously yanked Made in Jersey from the schedule, effective immediately.  Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

TV Ratings Notes For Monday, October 9, 2012: Partners, The Mob Doctor, Revolution, Hawaii Five-O

****UPDATE****

When the final ratings came out, there were big adjustments to Partners and Hawaii Five-O, as each were adjusted down .3 in the 18-49 demo.  Both were originally at 2.2 and were adjusted down to 1.9.  So, pretty much never mind about what I wrote for them, especially in regards to Partners.

Revolution was adjusted down .1, which is no big deal.

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This week will be the last full week I do daily ratings updates, as all of the shows should have settled into their normal numbers by the end of the third episode.  After that, I'll only write updates as new shows are added, or when something particularly noteworthy happens with a show's ratings.  If you'd like the full report about last night's TV ratings you can see it at TV by the Numbers here.

Partners (CBS, Mondays at 8:30pm ET)

6.345 million Overall Viewers
2.2/6 in the 18-49 Demo

Historically, CBS has never ever renewed a sitcom that has these numbers.  However, the ratings are completely stable after three episodes, and I'm at least starting to have a little doubt that this show should be on the list you don't want to end up on.  If this show is still on Mondays after its fifth episode, I'm going to remove it from the list.  That doesn't mean that I don't think it won't still be canceled, it just means that I don't think it should be on the list of certain cancellations.  CBS's ratings are down a bit, on a lot of shows, this season, so maybe even they have finally begun lowering their expectations.  I doubt it, but...

The Mob Doctor (FOX, Mondays at 9pm ET)

3.457 million Overall Viewers
0.9/2 in the 18-49 Demo

Just so you're not surprised when it happens exactly the way I'm saying, I'm going to tell you what's going to happen to this show, if it's still on the air next Monday.  If it's still on the air next Monday, once the baseball playoffs begin airing on FOX, this show is going to be buried in the desert, never to be heard from again.

Revolution (NBC, Mondays at 10pm ET)

8.206 million Overall Viewers
3.1/8 in the 18-49 Demo

And that right there is your settled number, unless a dumb plot twist happens.  I'll be interested to see if there is any adjustment in the final ratings for this episode.  If not, lock that renewal up (as long as there is no dumb plot twist).

Hawaii Five-O (CBS, Mondays at 10pm ET)

9.006 million Overall Viewers
2.2/6 in the 18-49 Demo

Hey, sky is falling person at IMDb, the ratings for Hawaii Five-O went up significantly, this week.  Revolution's ratings fell a little, and Hawaii Five-O's went up.  Can you say audience crossover?  I can.  Audience crossover.  Thanks for reading.

Monday, October 8, 2012

TV Ratings Notes For Sunday, October 7, 2012: 666 Park Avenue, The Mentalist

I only have two interesting ratings notes for last night.  If you'd like to see the rest, you can view the full report at TV by the Numbers here.

666 Park Avenue (ABC, Sundays at 10pm ET)

5.08 million Overall Viewers
1.7/4 in the 18-49 Demo

The devil loses...again.  The question now becomes how long ABC is willing to keep the show on the air.

The Mentalist (CBS, Sundays at 10pm ET)

8.70 million Overall Viewers
1.6/4 in the 18-49 Demo

I'm not sure how meaningful these ratings are, given that the show did not start at its normal time.  However, I would not be surprised if this is a series low for The Mentalist.  Thanks for reading.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

TV Ratings Notes For Monday, October 1, 2012-Friday, October, 5, 2012

I'm so sorry I got so busy that I couldn't post any of these last week, but I'll catch you up on my thoughts now.

Monday, October 1, 2012:

Full report available at TV by the Numbers here

Partners (CBS, Mondays at 8:30pm ET)

5.76 million Overall Viewers
2.1/5 in the 18-49 Demo

Why is this still here?

The Mob Doctor (FOX, Mondays at 9pm ET)

3.46 million Overall Viewers
1.0/2 in the 18-49 Demo

Why is this still here?

Revolution (NBC, Mondays at 10pm ET)

8.32 million Overall Viewers
3.2/8 in the 18-49 Demo

How ya like me now, h8rs?

Hawaii Five-O (CBS, Mondays at 10pm ET)

7.95 million Overall Viewers
2.0/5 in the 18-49 Demo

Here's some more empirical data that Revolution is taking viewers from Hawaii Five-O, and that Revolution probably would have higher ratings if it weren't against Hawaii Five-O.  Disagree if you want, but it's happening.  This is especially true, because Castle's viewers are right around where they've always been.  Anyone who wants to use a "sky is falling" mentality regarding the show's ratings is way off base.  This show has a 100 percent chance of renewal.

Castle (ABC, Mondays at 10pm ET)

10.35 million Overall Viewers
1.9/5 in the 18-49 Demo

I think this is pretty much the definition of a show having no impact on Revolution's ratings.  This show's viewer apparently don't crossover at all.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012:

Full report available at TV by the Numbers here

Raising Hope (FOX, Tuesdays at 8pm ET)

3.90 million Overall Viewers
1.7/5 in the 18-49 Demo

This will be the only time I write about this show, this season, unless there's a ratings crash.  This is right where this show has always been, and it's been renewed every season.  It shouldn't have any problems getting renewed at these numbers.  It also shouldn't really drop, as it has a very built in and loyal audience.

Ben and Kate (FOX, Tuesdays at 8:30pm ET)

3.32 million Overall Viewers
1.6/5 in the 18-49 Demo

Unlike Raising Hope, these numbers are the rock bottom of where this show can get renewed.  The most recent episode was just plain awful, and it's very likely that it turned viewers off.  I'm no longer watching the show after that episode, and I can't imagine I'll be the only one who feels the same way.

Go On (NBC, Tuesdays at 9pm ET)

5.82 million Overall Viewers
2.1/6 in the 18-49 Demo

I don't have any idea what's going on with the ratings for this show, but I don't like it.  I've seen a ton of people saying they thought this was the best episode of the series, while I thought it was the worst.  I'm also still reeling from the unexplained departure of the brilliant Bill Cobbs, who has not appeared in the last two episodes.  It's still a good show, but it's lost a lot of its initial charm, in my opinion.  That episode was a good example of it falling into niche tendencies, which is something this show was absolutely not doing in the early episodes.  The ratings are still 100 percent fine, and this show is going to get renewed.

New Girl (FOX, Tuesdays at 9pm ET)

4.99 million Overall Viewers
2.8/7 in the 18-49 Demo

This is likely the last time I'll write about New Girl, as its ratings were completely stable with the previous week's episodes.  It's a lock for renewal.

The Mindy Project (FOX, Tuesdays at 9:30pm ET)

3.68 million Overall Viewers
1.9/5 in the 18-49 Demo

I've seen a lot of h8rs of this show, but they're wrong.  You might not like the kind of comedy it is, and may be put off by Mindy Kaling, but this is not a bad show.  In fact, it's a very good show, and I think it's very well written.  If you dismiss this show, you're making a mistake.  Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it isn't of value.  In fact, I would rank it as the best new comedy of the 2012-2013 TV season, so far.  Before Go On's last somewhat weak episode, I would have ranked that above this, but now I'm quite comfortable putting this one ahead of that one.  If it stays above a 1.6, this is a lock for renewal.  Time will tell if it does.

The New Normal (NBC, Tuesdays at 9:30pm ET)

4.50 million Overall Viewers
1.7/5 in the 18-49 Demo

Uh-oh!

Vegas (CBS, Tuesdays at 10pm ET)

12.11 million Overall Viewers
2.0/6 in the 18-49 Demo

This show literally cannot afford even a tiny fall from these numbers.  We knew it would skew old, but this is too old to get a renewal Monday-Thursday, if it drops any lower.  If they move it to Fridays, maybe it would be able to stick around, but anything lower than this, and you can start the death watch.

Private Practice (ABC, Tuesdays at 10pm ET)

6.01 million Overall Viewers
1.6/4 in the 18-49 Demo

G'bye!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012:

Full report available at TV by the Numbers here

Animal Practice (NBC, Wednesdays at 8pm ET)

4.56 million Overall Viewers
1.3/4 in the 18-49 Demo

Done.

Guys with Kids (NBC, Wednesdays at 8:30pm ET)

4.76 million Overall Viewers
1.6/5 in the 18-49 Demo

I really hate when shows plant themselves squarely on the bubble.  Any lower, and it's in trouble, any higher and it's a renewal.  We'll see how it goes.

The Neighbors (ABC, Wednesdays at 8:30pm ET)

6.32 million Overall Viewers
1.9/5 in the 18-49 Demo

Even though it was a huge drop off from the premiere, make no mistake about it that this will get renewed at these numbers.

Thursday, October 4, 2012:

Full report available at TV by the Numbers here

Last Resort (ABC, Thursdays at 8pm ET)

8.00 million Overall Viewers
1.9/6 in the 18-49 Demo

If it keeps dropping, it will be sitting on the bottom of the ocean.

Elementary (CBS, Thursdays at 10pm ET)

11.13 million Overall Viewers
2.5/7 in the 18-49 Demo

This show is doing fine.  I don't expect it to drop further, and it still would probably get renewed even if it does.

Parks and Recreation (NBC, Thursdays at 9:30pm ET)

3.53 million Overall Viewers
1.9/5 in the 18-49 Demo

The ratings went up, and I thought the last two episodes were great, and even with the tone of season 3.  I hope it continues on this path the rest of the season.

Scandal (ABC, Thursdays at 10pm ET)

6.56 million Overall Viewers
2.0/6 in the 18-49 Demo

These ratings are probably good enough to get renewed, but this show is just a sickly soap opera now.

Friday, October 5, 2012:

Full report available at TV by the Numbers here

Grimm (NBC, Fridays at 9pm ET)

5.19 million Overall Viewers
1.6/5 in the 18-49 Demo

I expect NBC to announce this as the first renewal of the 2012-2013 TV season.  It's stable and a slam dunk renewal at these numbers.

Fringe (FOX, Fridays at 9pm ET)

3.03 million Overall Viewers
1.0/3 in the 18-49 Demo

Alcatraz died so this show could live.  :/

Made in Jersey (CBS, Fridays at 9pm ET)

6.77 million Overall Viewers
0.8/3 in the 18-49 Demo

Coming soon to a Saturday near you...

Thanks for reading.

Monday, October 1, 2012

TV Ratings Notes For Sunday, September 30, 2012: Once Upon a Time, Revenge, The Good Wife, 666 Park Avenue, The Mentalist

If you'd like to see all of the Sunday night numbers, you can see them here at TV by the Numbers.

Once Upon a Time (ABC, Sundays at 8pm ET)

11.01 million Overall Viewers
3.8/10 in the 18-49 Demo

That's a blazing start to season 2, but it's still not enough to get me interested in watching it again.

Revenge (ABC, Sundays at 9pm ET)

9.50 million Overall Viewers
3.2/7 in the 18-49 Demo

Revenge moves to a new slot, and does absolutely fantastic.  This was only down .1 from the series premiere last season, and Revenge never hit those numbers again.  This is a great sign for the show.

The Good Wife (CBS, Sundays at 9pm ET)

9.81 million Overall Viewers
1.8/4 in the 18-49 Demo

I don't think these are great numbers, by any stretch, but they're probably survivable.  If I remember correctly, CBS has had a tremendously difficult time trying to sell The Good Wife into syndication, so they'll probably just keep giving it episodes until someone buys it.  My guess is that Vegas could potentially fall into this slot, next season, if its ratings fall a bunch, but aren't bad enough to get it an outright cancellation.  That's probably the biggest wild card related to this show, right now.

666 Park Avenue (ABC, Sundays at 10pm ET)

6.97 million Overall Viewers
2.2/5 in the 18-49 Demo

Two shows this season have extremely unappealing names.  The first is The Mob Doctor (FOX, Mondays at 9pm not for long).  I don't think anyone thought it would be any good, because it just has an incredibly stupid name.  So, no one gave it a shot, even if it is good.  Having a show title with 666 in the name is just a terrible idea on a lot of levels.  I think they should have named it 999 Park Avenue, and then let the reveal happen like they did in the trailer.  This show is DOA, and I can't see it making it.  Its lead ins were too strong for this premiere to be this much of a disaster.  The name is the only reason this didn't do well, in my opinion.

The Mentalist (CBS, Sundays at 10pm ET)

10.83 million Overall Viewers
2.1/5 in the 18-49 Demo

The Mentalist was forced to Sundays, and outperformed its lead in, in the typically low rated CBS Sunday night lineup (by their standards).  Expect this to be high on the list of shows that are certain to get renewed.  Thanks for reading.
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