Which Of The Reaper’s Predictions Are Wrong? (Poll)

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

The broadcast TV holiday lull is your chance to second guess the reaper! The reaper’s next set of updated predictions will appear in January.

Which of the reaper’s predictions do you think are wrong? Either positive or negative! Vote for as many shows as you’d like.

As they say in Chicago, vote early, vote often.

See the poll and prediction table at TVGrimReaper.com

ABC shows predicted to be canceled

None, yet.

ABC shows predicted to be renewed

Splitting Up Together— lowest rated of ABC non-Friday shows, its sophomore status has paused the likely canceled prediction, for now
 The Rookie, A Million Little Things— borderline ratings, that are currently quite close, spring results may provide more clarity
 Fresh Off The Boat— borderline ratings, but Disney/ABC will become the producer once the deal for Fox Studios closes.
 Speechless— terrible ratings, but 3rd season shows are rarely canceled, and Disney/ABC is about to become the sole producer
 Modern Family— conventional wisdom was that the show would end this season, but with Disney buying Fox Studios, they’re trying to strike a renewal deal, and when there’s a will, the reaper assumes (sometimes incorrectly!) there’s a way.
 American Housewife, black-ish, Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, The Good Doctor, Station 19, The Kids Are Alright, The Conners, Single Parents, The Goldbergs — ratings currently in the renewal range, no negative issues. American Housewife is guaranteed renewal.

CBS shows predicted to be canceled

Criminal Minds only 15 episodes ordered this season, fewest in 14 years, only part owned by CBS, old/expensive, marginal ratings.

CBS shows predicted to be renewed

Madam Secretary — terrible ratings, its syndication deal keeps it alive, CBS hasn’t canceled a 5th season drama they produce in recent memory.
 God Friended Me — will finish football season in far better ratings shape than Wisdom of the Crowd last season
SWAT — borderline ratings, part owned by Sony
Murphy Brown — weakest of the surviving rookie sitcoms, stay tuned for possible downward prediction change in the spring.
NCIS, Mom, Young Sheldon, Bull, MacGyver, FBI, SEAL Team, The Neighborhood,Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS:LA, NCIS:NO — ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues. MacGyver and Bull are guaranteed renewal.

CW shows predicted to be canceled

None, yet. The CW canceled 3 shows before the season began (Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, iZombie).

CW shows predicted to be renewed

Dynasty — terrible ratings, but a Netflix deal + the need to keep a minimum number of CBS produced shows on the CW likely get it renewed.
 All American- lowest rated of the rookie shows, but not low enough for a negative prediction, yet.
 Arrow, Legends Of Tomorrow, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural, The Flash, Charmed, Legacies, Black Lightning — ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues

Fox shows predicted to be canceled

The Gifted, Lethal Weapon — low ratings, short episode orders. Both of LW’s original stars are gone.

Looming over all Fox decisions on scripted shows is the fact that they’ve already dedicated Friday night to WWE next season.

Fox shows predicted to be renewed

Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Empire, Star, The Cool Kids, Last Man Standing, 9–1–1, The Resident, Empire, Star, The Simpsons — ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues

NBC shows predicted to be canceled

Blindspot — low ratings, owned by WB
 Midnight, Texas — terrible ratings

NBC shows predicted to be renewed

Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, SVU, Superstore, New Amsterdam, Manifest, This is Us — ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues.
 TV Grim Reaper’s predictions are for scripted broadcast primetime show renewals for the 2019–20 season or cancellations by the end of the 2018–19 season.

See all the Reaper’s past predictions here.

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 Are you missing the ratings information from previous prediction posts? You can view the reaper’s entire spreadsheet of ratings here.

The reaper’s running prediction tally this season: 4–0

  • Right: I Feel Bad, Happy Together, Rel, The Good Place
  • Wrong:

Will & Grace was renewed before the season began. Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, iZombie, Gotham and The Big Bang Theory were canceled before the season began.
 How good have TV Grim Reaper’s predictions been in past seasons? See his previous years prediction record here.

Originally published at TV Grim Reaper.