Reality Renew/Cancel Part 3: Merry Christmas for Light Fight, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Goes Broke

It's the last reality renew/cancel of 2020, and we have two new holiday-themed entries! Plus, one reality show recieves a change in prediction. Keep reading to see which show it will be!

Certain Cancellation:

Likely Cancellation: 
Card Sharks

Leans Cancellation:
48 Hours: Suspicion
The Con
Greatest #AtHome Videos
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Leans Renewal:
The Christmas Caroler Challenge
Ellen's Game of Games

Likely Renewal:
The Great Christmas Light Fight
Supermarket Sweep
Undercover Boss
Weakest Link

Certain Renewal:
48 Hours
60 Minutes
American Ninja Warrior
America's Funniest Home Videos
The Bachelorette
Big Brother
Celebrity Family Feud
Dancing with the Stars
Dateline NBC
I Can See Your Voice
Match Game
Press Your Luck
Shark Tank
Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Already Renewed:
The Amazing Race
Hell's Kitchen
The Masked Singer
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
The Voice
World's Funniest Animals

Coming Soon:
The $100,000 Pyramid
The Bachelor
Beat Shazam
The Chase
Come Dance With Me
Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways
The FBI Declassified
Generation Gap
Home Sweet Home
The Hustler
LEGO Masters
Making It
The Masked Dancer
MasterChef Junior
Mental Samurai
Name That Tune
Small Fortune
That's My Jam
True Story
Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Last season, the revival of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire was a big success for ABC. It averaged a 0.81 for the network, hitting 0.9s even into early summer. However, season two has been a massive disappointment. Perhaps season one was so fueled by the early COVID boost that it was always destined to crash, or perhaps it's just not a concept people remained interested in for an extended period of time, but no matter the reason, the drop this year has been drastic. It's averaged just 0.48 in the demo, dropping massively even from its 0.64 premiere. Last night, it drew only a 0.3 in the demo. Even as ratings decline this season, I find it hard to believe that ABC can bring back a show that's gone that low, knowing it will likely perform at that level again. It may rebound in early 2021, so I won't downgrade it too much, but I can no longer predict a renewal for it. It LEANS CANCELLATION.

The Great Christmas Light Fight: After airing on Monday for many seasons, Light Fight moved to Wednesdays to bridge for ABC's comedies for the month of December. With that move, it no longer had to deal with heavy NFL preemptions on a regular basis. That helped it return with one of its strongest ratings in years, tying the 2019 premiere (and growing from its 2019 finale), despite sharp drops in the ratings for most shows across the board. The only thing that could put it in any danger after such a solid return is the COVID-19 pandemic. Light Fight is a show that films far in advance, with its episodes filming a year prior to airing (coinciding with the previous year's Christmas season). This has led to it receiving early renewals, since it needed advanced notice to begin filming. This year, thanks to COVID, it doesn't seem like filming will be possible in order to get on the air next season. I think they'll be able to figure something out to get it on the air anyway, as it's done well, but there's always a chance things can go sideways. It's a LIKELY RENEWAL.

The Masked Singer, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and World's Funniest Animals: Since our last update, all three of these shows received renewals. Obviously they're not on an equal level ratings-wise, but all three were pretty obvious renewals and are correct predictions.

What do you think of my predictions? What are your predictions? Let me know in the comments and vote in the poll of the week!

Where would you place Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
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Likely Renewal
Leans Renewal
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Likely Cancellation
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