2018-19 Reality Renew/Cancel, Part 2: Just Keep Swimming, Shark Tank

It's been a long time since our last update, but all has been quiet on the reality front for these past few months. Winter and spring will make for a far more exciting time, with a lot of additions. For now, though, we've got some updates for a trio of ABC realities.

Certain to be Canceled:

Likely to be Canceled:
Child Support
Dancing With the Stars: Juniors

Leans Cancellation:

Pure Toss-Up:

Leans Renewal:

Likely to be Renewed:

Certain to be Renewed:
48 Hours
60 Minutes
America's Funniest Home Videos
Dateline NBC
Hell's Kitchen
Shark Tank

The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
The Great Christmas Light Fight
The Voice

The Alec Baldwin Show

Coming Soon:
24 Hours To Hell and Back
MasterChef Junior
American Idol
The Bachelor
The Great American Baking Show
The World's Best
Celebrity Big Brother
The Masked Singer
Mental Samurai
Spin the Wheel
America's Got Talent: The Champions
The Titan Games
Ellen's Game of Games
World of Dance
The Wall

Shark Tank and Dancing With the Stars Juniors: Shark Tank certainly not the force it used to be, but Shark Tank is still a valuable asset for ABC. It's averaging around 0.7 so far, which is only a slight improvement on its terrible lead-in. However, DWTS Juniors enjoys a larger lead-in from AFHV, which is currently averaging a 0.8, with typically higher numbers in the second half of the episode (this week's episode averaged a 0.9, but went all the way to a 1.05 in its second half). DWTS Juniors also bleeds out viewers over the course of an episode (this week's episode fell from 0.66 to 0.56, similar to previous results), making for an even worse lead-in for Shark Tank. Shark Tank is definitely the more impressive of the two despite similar averages for the seasons, and it's receiving an upgrade. DWTS Juniors, meanwhile, is being downgraded. The DWTS spinoff isn't certainly out yet, but it really should be.

The Alec Baldwin Show: To the surprise of no one, ABC yanked their lowest-rated series from the schedule after just four episodes. It's getting the Ten Days in the Valley treatment, returning in mid-December to wrap its run, with likely horrific results. This one was a correct prediction for the index.

What do you think of my predictions? What are you predicting for the broadcast reality lineup? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to vote in the poll of the week!

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