Summer Renew/Cancel, Week 9: 'Salvation' Will See No Salvation

It's the eighth edition of the Summer Renew/Cancel! Two brand new shows premiered this week with dismal numbers for both, let's find out my initial predictions for both of them.

Certain to be Canceled:

Likely to be Canceled:
The Night Shift (0.7)
Zoo (0.6)
Salvation (0.7)
Hooten & the Lady (0.2)

Leans Cancellation:

Leans Renewal:

Likely to be Renewed:

Certain to be Renewed:

Fate Determined:
Still Star-Crossed (0.4, DE FACTO CANCELED, correct)
Downward Dog (0.7, CANCELED, correct)
The Carmichael Show (0.8, CANCELED, correct)

Yet to Premiere:
Somewhere Between (July 2017)
Midnight, Texas (July 2017)
Marlon (August 2017)
SNL Weekend Update Thursday (August 2017)

Salvation: Salvation had a huge lead-in for its premiere, with a a 1.9 Big Brother supporting it. However, as it often goes with post-BB scripted shows, Salvation did quite poorly. It had a rough 0.7 debut, putting it way behind the Candy Crush launch and a bit ahead of the Zoo season 3 launch. That's really bad, especially considering that Salvation is likely more expensive than fellow newbie Candy Crush. CBS can just try again next season, and they have no reason to renew this flop. It's already a LIKELY CANCELLATION, though it will avoid the Certain Cancellation category this week.

Hooten & the Lady: This British import made its American debut with just a 0.2 in the demo, retaining just 50% of its Penn & Teller lead-in. That's rough, even for cheap Summer filler on the CW. Whose Line? premiered to the same with half the lead-in, so there's really no excuse for Hooten's 0.2. It's so anemic that a repeat of its premiere was able to tie the original airing. The fact that it's likely quite cheap is keeping it from Certain Cancellation territory, so for now it is a LIKELY CANCELLATION.

Stay tuned next week for Midnight, Texas and Somewhere Between, and every Tuesday after that for my other Summer predictions.

What do you think of my predictions? Let me know in the comments below.

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