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Primetime Ratings, Tuesday, 5/6/14



CBS once again won Tuesday night in all measures.

'NCIS' started off the Eye's night by shedding two of the three tenths it gained last week, posting a 2.3. Conversely, 'NCIS: LA' bumped up a tenth to a 2.2. 'Person of Interest' wrapped things up on a down note, dipping two tenths to a 1.7, and tying its previous series low.

Over on the Peacock, 'The Voice' plunged two tenths to a new all-time low of 2.5. The tumbles just kept on coming, with 'About a Boy' and 'Growing Up Fisher' falling to new series lows of 1.5 and 1.2 respectively. At this late stage though, the decision to renew them has probably already been made. 'Chicago Fire' rose a single tenth to a 1.9.

ABC had a down night as well, with 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' falling two tenths to a 1.9. 'The Goldbergs' took an even bigger hit, plummeting four tenths to a new series low of 1.3. Like 'Boy' and 'Fisher' above, I doubt a late season drop will hurt its renewal chances much. One show that won't be renewed is 'Trophy Wife,' which hit a new low of 0.7. 'Celebrity Wife Swap' rose a tenth to a 0.9.

FOX's 'Glee' fell to a new all-time low of 0.8. It wasn't all bad for the network though, as the season finale of 'New Girl' rose a tenth to a 1.2, while 'The Mindy Project's finale rose two tenths to a 1.3. As for The CW, 'The Originals' recovery was short-lived, dipping two tenths to match its series low of 0.6. 'Supernatural' also shed two tenths, posting a 0.8.

Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions


NBC - The Voice (N) - 2.5 - 8 - 10.72

CBS - NCIS (N) - 2.3 - 8 - 15.88

ABC - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (N) - 1.9 - 6 - 5.37

FOX - Glee (N) - 0.8 - 3 - 2.10

CW - The Originals (N) - 0.6 - 2 - 1.44


CBS - NCIS: Los Angeles (N) - 2.2 - 6 - 14.11

NBC - About A Boy (N) - 1.5 - 5 - 6.04

ABC - The Goldbergs (N) - 1.3 - 4 - 4.15

FOX - New Girl (Season Finale) - 1.2 - 4 - 2.40

CW - Supernatural (N) - 0.8 - 2 - 1.59


FOX - The Mindy Project (Season Finale) - 1.3 - 4 - 2.48

NBC - Growing Up Fisher (N) - 1.2 - 4 - 5.05

ABC - Trophy Wife (N) - 0.7 - 2 - 2.48


NBC - Chicago Fire (N) - 1.9 - 6 - 6.92

CBS - Person of Interest (N) - 1.7 - 5 - 10.50

ABC - Celebrity Wife Swap (N) - 0.9 - 3 - 2.85

Source: Nielsen Media Research


The five main factors I consider when making a prediction are thus:

1. Does the show win its timeslot, and how often? (CW shows are exempt from this criteria.)

2. How do the show's ratings compare to similar programs on the same network? (Self explanatory.)

3. How long has the show been on the air? (Veteran series are always more likely to get renewed.)

4. Does the show have any high-profile leads? (Never discount star power.)

5. How much does the show cost to make? (Approximately, exact TV budgets are hard to come by.)


Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 5/8/14*Correct Prediction

The Goldbergs - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 5/8/14 *Correct Prediction

Trophy Wife - Guaranteed Cancellation Canceled 5/8/14 *Correct Prediction

Mind Games - Guaranteed Cancellation Canceled 3/27/14 *Correct Prediction


NCIS - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 3/13/14 *Correct Prediction

NCIS: Los Angeles - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 3/13/14 *Correct Prediction

Person of Interest - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 3/13/14 *Correct Prediction

The CW

The Originals - Already Renewed

Supernatural - Already Renewed


Glee - Already Renewed

New Girl - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 3/7/14 *Correct Prediction

Brookyln Nine-Nine - Likely Renewal Renewed 3/7/14 *Correct Prediction

The Mindy Project - Likely Cancellation Renewed 3/7/14 *Incorrect Prediction

Dads - Guaranteed Cancellation Canceled 5/7/14 *Correct Prediction


About A Boy - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 5/9/14 *Correct Prediction

Growing Up Fisher - Guaranteed Renewal Canceled 5/9/14 *Incorrect Prediction

Chicago Fire - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 3/19/14 *Correct Prediction

Prediction Stats

Shows correctly predicted - 59

ABC - 17

Castle (R), The Goldbergs (R), Grey's Anatomy (R), Last Man Standing (R)
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (R), The Middle (R), Mind Games (C), Mixology (C), Modern Family (R)
The Neighbors (C), Once Upon a Time (R), Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (C), Resurrection (R)
Revenge (R), Scandal (R), Super Fun Night (C), Trophy Wife (C)

CBS - 18

2 Broke Girls (R), Bad Teacher (C), The Big Bang Theory (R), Blue Bloods (R), The Crazy Ones (C)
Criminal Minds (R), CSI (R), Elementary (R), Friends with Better Lives (C), The Good Wife (R)
Hawaii Five-0 (R), Hostages (C), Intelligence (C), The Millers (R), NCIS (R), NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
Person of Interest (R), Two and a Half Men (R)

CW - 5

The 100 (R), The Carrie Diaries (C), Hart of Dixie (R), Star-Crossed (C), The Tomorrow People (C)

FOX - 8

Almost Human (C), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R), Dads (C), Enlisted (C), New Girl (R), Raising Hope (C)
Rake (C), Surviving Jack (C)

NBC - 11

About a Boy (R), Believe (C), Chicago Fire (R), Chicago P.D. (R), Crisis (C), Dracula (C), Grimm (R)
Hannibal (R), Law & Order: SVU (R), Parks and Recreation (R), Revolution (C)

Shows incorrectly predicted - 9

Beauty and the Beast (R), Community (C), The Following (R), Growing Up Fisher (C), The Mentalist (R)
The Mindy Project (R), Mom (R), Nashville (R), Suburgatory (C)

Current accuracy rate: 87%

Shows that were renewed or canceled prior to 'Primetime Prognostication's debut - 24

ABC - The Assets (C), Back in the Game (C), Betrayal (C), Killer Women (C), Lucky 7 (C)
CBS - Unforgettable (R), We Are Men (C)
CW - Arrow (R), The Originals (R), Reign (R), Supernatural (R), The Vampire Diaries (R)
FOX - American Dad (C by FOX, R by TBS), Bob's Burgers (R), Bones (R), Family Guy (R), Glee (R), Sleepy Hollow (R), The Simpsons (R)
NBC - The Blacklist (R), Ironside (C), The Michael J. Fox Show (C), Sean Saves the World (C), Welcome to the Family (C)

- CW

Written by: Michael Stevenson
May 7th, 2014, 9:03 am

Images courtesy of ABC

Daniel C Pryor

Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 6:11 pm
Why does that lame show "THe Mindy Project" keep getting renewed, I mean seriously. Is it because the network is afraid to apear racist by canceling it? Does the crew have incriminating legal evidence against the hire-ups? Why is it STILL on the air even when this website predicts it will be cancelled week after week?
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