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Old 05-11-2012, 14:20
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The TV programs listed here have not been cancelled yet but are very vulnerable. LINK

Of all the scripted TV shows (including Network & Cable TV), AMC "The Walking Dead" is the most watched out of all the channels. NFL football is absolute king in the US.

The following are the TV Network shows (ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, NBC) that are struggling. Their future is not looking good:



ABC
Donít Trust The Bitch In Apt. 23
Last Resort
Happy Endings
666 Park Avenue



CBS
Vegas
The Mentalist
The Good Wife
Partners

*"Hawaii Five-O" is getting killed by "Revolution" but it appears to be safe for now thanks to its large international fan base. "Vegas" is not doing as well as expected but may be safe only because of star Dennis Quaid. I don't think CBS wants to lose him.*



CW
Emily Owens
Nikita



FOX
Mob Doctor
Ben & Kate
The Mindy Project

*The X-Factor is doing poorly but it has already been renewed for another season. I wouldn't be surprised if it was cancelled after that.*



NBC
Guys With Kids
Up All Night
Chicago Fire


I haven't watched ANY of these TV shows except for 1 episode of "Park Avenue". I didn't care for it at all. Some of these programs I never even heard of (Guys with kids, Up all Night, Mob Doctor, Ben & Kate, Emily Owens, Partners, Don't Trust..., Happy Endings"). I was interested in "Last Resort" but never got around to watching any of the episodes.
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Old 05-11-2012, 14:22
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Surprised by The Good Wife, one of my favourite shows.
I've only seen the first episode of Chicago Fire but I liked it - remained me of Trauma which was also cancelled after just one season
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Old 05-11-2012, 14:54
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This is list is wrong, the US companies couldn't give a shit about international fanbase, especially since international syndication and sales won't cover costs in the same way US syndication deals will.

H50 is safe because CBS has already reached a syndication deal and a minimum of 88 episodes (4 network/8 cable seasons) are required for successful syndication
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Old 05-11-2012, 17:27
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H50 is also a CBS in house product so a change of schedule rather than cancellation looks more likely in order to improve the ratings.'Revolution' is on a 4 month hiatus so, hopefully, ratings for H50 will improve because of that.
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Old 05-11-2012, 18:55
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In the current fevered climate, this show sounds unintentionally dodgy!
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Old 05-11-2012, 18:56
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My earlier post was perhaps a bit negative, this list is primarily obvious H50 is the only glaringly obvious error, but my personal site of choice is http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/ Last year they only screwed up once (ABC's Body of Proof got renewed, they predicted it was screwed)
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Old 05-11-2012, 19:25
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The mentalist has been moved to Sunday which is killing it. So they need to move it back asap as before its stupid time change it was doing well.
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Old 05-11-2012, 19:35
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Hasn't America's Next Top Model started to flag in the ratings after a very long run? I know American Idol is losing viewers, but remains a big draw, but seemingly the Next Top Model franchise in Britain and America is flagging.
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Old 05-11-2012, 20:03
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I gave Revolution, 666 Park Avenue and Emily Owens a try but gave up on all of them after 3-4 episodes.

I wouldn't expect The Good Wife to be in danger. It's consistently the best scripted show on network TV, is attracting some top grade guest stars and must have very attractive demographics for advertisers.
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Old 05-11-2012, 20:05
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Interesting list there.
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Old 05-11-2012, 20:14
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Old 05-11-2012, 21:03
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I gave Revolution, 666 Park Avenue and Emily Owens a try but gave up on all of them after 3-4 episodes.

I wouldn't expect The Good Wife to be in danger. It's consistently the best scripted show on network TV, is attracting some top grade guest stars and must have very attractive demographics for advertisers.
Nope, it's sucking for CBS. It seems critical acclaim doesn't pay the bills, neither does it attract viewers apparently...
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Old 05-11-2012, 21:06
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Nope, it's sucking for CBS. It seems critical acclaim doesn't pay the bills, neither does it attract viewers apparently...
It's pulling around the same numbers as the 2nd half of the previous season, between 9 to 10m. They're not at the heights of season 1 (13-14m) but I expect that's good enough for CBS.
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Old 05-11-2012, 21:19
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It's pulling around the same numbers as the 2nd half of the previous season, between 9 to 10m. They're not at the heights of season 1 (13-14m) but I expect that's good enough for CBS.
It might be good enough, but it's not brilliant (perhaps "sucking" was an exaggeration. Also, last season was season 3, it was pretty much guaranteed a fourth so it could be syndicated (especially since it's produced by CBS).
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Old 05-11-2012, 22:40
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The only network show I've watched for about three years is Modern Family, which is superb. Everything else has been HBO, Showtime or AMC shows. I'm going to give Arrow a go at some point, though.
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Old 05-11-2012, 22:43
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This is list is wrong, the US companies couldn't give a shit about international fanbase, especially since international syndication and sales won't cover costs in the same way US syndication deals will.
Nobody is discussing international fanbase. The OP's list is based on ratings in the US, not around the world.
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Old 05-11-2012, 22:44
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To be honest, a lot of shows are tanking in the US.

Only things I can think doing well for their channels (at the top of my head) would be Modern Family, The Voice, Arrow, Once Upon a Time, The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory.

However I think Big Bang is the best rated scripted show on USTV, yes? And the best rated show excluding events such as Super bowls, other sports and American ldol.
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Old 05-11-2012, 22:50
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The only network show I've watched for about three years is Modern Family, which is superb. Everything else has been HBO, Showtime or AMC shows. I'm going to give Arrow a go at some point, though.
Arrow is currently my 2nd fave show of the moment, behind Big Bang Theory, it could surpass it soon. I love the show.
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Old 05-11-2012, 22:56
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I know the Americans used to be quite ruthless. Starsky and Hutch, even though its 1979 series was doing quite well, was brutally cancelled to the dismay of British fans due to a small fall in the ratings.
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Old 05-11-2012, 23:09
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To be honest, a lot of shows are tanking in the US.

Only things I can think doing well for their channels (at the top of my head) would be Modern Family, The Voice, Arrow, Once Upon a Time, The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory.

However I think Big Bang is the best rated scripted show on USTV, yes? And the best rated show excluding events such as Super bowls, other sports and American ldol.
BIB 2 - Yes, that's kinda what "best rated scripted show" means.
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Old 05-11-2012, 23:18
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While 666 Park Avenue was not doing all that well in the Ratings I think what may be the final nail in the coffin for the show is that a lot of it's sets were either damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
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Old 05-11-2012, 23:29
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BIB 2 - Yes, that's kinda what "best rated scripted show" means.
Lol, I mean with The Voice and shows like that, BBT still beats them. Don't think they are scripted shows... as much as people would believe they are

But yes, what I mean is best rated excludubf sport or AI
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Old 06-11-2012, 00:26
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Happy Endings seems to be doing more quirky/kooky comedy which may have lost it a few viewers. However the link only showed a couple of weeks ratings so I'd take it as a pinch of salt at the minute.

For me, the shows which need to be worried are the new shows and those on the brink last year that are struggling this year: Nikita,

I can't see: The Mentalist, The Good Wife or Happy Endings being in trouble come renewal time.

I imagine competing against The Walking Dead, doesn't do The Mentalist any favours either.
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Old 06-11-2012, 00:40
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I imagine competing against The Walking Dead, doesn't do The Mentalist any favours either.
The Mentalist doesn't compete against The Walking Dead. It is on an hour later.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:41
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Lol, I mean with The Voice and shows like that, BBT still beats them. Don't think they are scripted shows... as much as people would believe they are

But yes, what I mean is best rated excludubf sport or AI
I know what you meant.
It's just you said "best rated scripted" and "best rated other than AI etc", when that's what best scripted means, excluding all reality, sports etc.
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