Last season, The CW launched four new scripted TV shows during the regular season and cancelled two of them. This time around, the network will be programming six nights a week, instead of five. How many shows will be cancelled or renewed during the 2018-19 season? Stay tuned.
There’s lots of data that network execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. These charts will be updated daily, as new ratings data becomes available.
CW shows (so far): The 100, All American, Arrow, The Big Stage, Black Lightning, Bulletproof, Burden of Truth, Charmed, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, Hypnotize Me, I Ship It, In the Dark, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, Legacies, Masters of Illusion, My Last Days, Mysteries Decoded, The Outpost, Pandora, Red Bull Peaking, Riverdale, Roswell New Mexico, Supergirl, Supernatural, and Two Sentence Horror Stories.
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A couple of notes about these charts:
These figures are updated automatically as new ratings are released. The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing), unless marked with an asterisk (*). For technical reasons, I have to resort them manually so feel free to let me know if I missed something.
Keep in mind that the demo numbers are typically what’s most important to advertisers. Therefore, that’s how the networks measure success. Advertisers pay more for ad time on a show that has a higher demo rating. Because older viewers don’t count? No, it’s because younger viewers watch less traditional TV and are harder to reach.
Demo numbers are typically reported using the 10ths decimal place (2.4, for example). In the averages, I’m using an extra decimal for easier ranking. The networks take into account when shows air on Fridays and Saturdays, nights when TV viewership is lower.
What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the ratings? Which shows should be doing better? Which one do you think will be cancelled next?
i was browsing around and am a cross of something that there might be a star girl series coming to the cw i rather see star girl and not batwoman and if they where to cancel a show i think it should be Arrow Black lightning and Batwoman Charmed i rather have there be a star girls series the flash supergirl and superman or a live action television series of the super friends of justice league series it’s hard to believe the flash is the be in it’s sixth season i hope the flash well last four more year..
Please keep CW22 on the AIR!!!!!
Is the second table ordered by viewiship? If so, it’s not up to date. The numbers are descending correctly.
Love Roswell New Mexico! Really hoping it gets renewed!
Okay but if Dynasty got renewed and Roswell New Mexico doesn’t I’m gonna freak, it got much better rating after all, and imo a better show. Pls CW.
Tho shows are the wackest ever. I love and miss black lightning. Black lightning should be on the air forever. Black lightning is one of the best shows I ever seen on channel 11. I for hooked on watching it quick and so did all my family and friends.
Roswell, New Mexico did get renewed for a season two. Dynasty is renewed for a season three. Dynasty has lower ratings but a distribution deal with Netflix makes it more profitable than Roswell. Also, since The CW is a joint venture with Warner Bros. and CBS, the network has to have a limit of limited shows from each. The superhero shows on The CW are Warner Bros. as is Roswell, New Mexico but there are only three CBS shows, including Dynasty making it more valuable
I’m a huge Vampire Diaries and the Originals fan, loving Legacies. My other favs are Riverdale, Supernatural, Supergirl, Roswell New, Mexico, and Arrow. Although I feel it is time for Arrow to come to an ending. I am not into the Black Lightening, All American, Dynasty, or Charmed reboot shows. I do also watch the Flash and DC Legends. Sad that IZombie is ending happy The 100 has not been cancelled so far. I LOVE The 100. Very sad iZombie ends after this upcoming season. Happy that the Outpost was at least renewed for a 2nd season so if it… Read more »
I liked The Vampire Diaries and The Originals but I am not a big fan of Legacies. The 100 did get renewed for another season
Supernatural, Black Lightning and All American are my favorite CW shows
Please renew All American! We absolutely love it!
Yes I think it’s a very good show. But I was surprised at it’s rating. I thought it would be higher
All American is getting a season two
Happy Supergirl was renewed.
Love my Supernatural, after all these years. Still watch the re-runs. I’m over 49, sorry, not sorry
Love U 2, Not-Moose.