Summer Renew/Cancel - July 29: Wayward Pines is Likely to be Canceled

It's week eleven, and it has been yet another highly interrupted week thanks to the Democratic National Convention, though at least more programs aired this week than last. Also, this week gave us the finale of Wayward Pines.

Format for predictions:
Show title (network) (average 18-49 rating, season low-season high)

Certain to be Canceled
American Gothic (CBS) (0.6, 0.5-0.7)
Aquarius (NBC) (0.4, 0.4-0.4)
BrainDead (CBS) (0.5, 0.3-0.7)
Houdini & Doyle (FOX) (0.5, 0.4-0.7)
Mistresses (ABC) (0.7, 0.4-0.8)

Likely to be Canceled
Wayward Pines (FOX) (0.7, 0.7-0.9)


Likely to be Renewed
The Night Shift (NBC) (1.0, 0.8-1.2)
Zoo (CBS) (0.8, 0.7-0.8)

Certain to be Renewed

Fate Determined
Beauty and the Beast (CW) FINAL SEASON

Wayward Pines: This show remained stable from episode 3 to episode 10, getting 0.7 every week. That makes it very difficult to predict. I wish it had dropped to 0.6 a couple of times so I could be more confident in my prediction, which is really a big guess right now. I am figuring that a show that consistently gets 0.7 is not good enough, even with the reduced cost of filming in Canada, as next season it will likely get plenty of 0.6s and maybe even lower. I don't think that FOX wants that.

The Night Shift: One of the two shows looking to make it out of this summer alive, The Night Shift still must wait before it is certain to be renewed, if it ever is. This week's rating of 1.0 was disappointing following America's Got Talent, even though AGT had lower than usual ratings Wednesday night. Still, that shouldn't be a problem for it to be renewed, but it doesn't make a convincing case to be upgraded this week.

BrainDead: Upon moving to Sunday night, BrainDead hit another low. This low of 0.3 is lower than anything that Houdini & Doyle or Aquarius has gotten this season, and lower than Mistresses scored on July 4th. It is even more certain to be canceled now, as I wonder how long until it is moved to Saturday or completely pulled from the schedule.

What do you think of my predictions? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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