CW Renew/Cancel Watch: Does the CW Really Need Containment?

Hey folks, this is Jessica. Welcome to week 31 of the CW Renew/Cancel Watch. This week, Containment premiered on the CW. Here are the updated standings.

Final Season Canceled Cancelation Predicted Renewal Predicted Renewed
Beauty and the Beast Significant Mother Containment


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow


Jane the Virgin



The 100

The Flash

The Originals (F)

The Vampire Diaries (F)

Does the CW Really Need Containment?
Containment premiered with a 0.5 A18-49 rating on premiere night. Although given the recent CW renewals, that's not within cancelation range. However, it got only 40% retention from The Flash. What makes things worse is that according to SpottedRatings, it's True rating was a 0.42. Somehow, the CW does move or cancel shows in history with poor retention from high rated lead ins. Therefore, since it's premiere was worse than iZombie's last season, and that it does not have much room to fall, I had to place this show in the "cancelation predicted" category. Given the state of the CW, and that MadTV is being revived, plus the network is expected to premiere at least 2 new shows next season, I don't think that Containment will be back.

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