FOX Renew/Cancel Week 13: ’Animal Control’ Shall Continue Capturing Creatures

Predictions for 2/18/23 

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Below are the latest renew/cancel predictions for the Fox network in the 2022-23 television season. The numbers listed in the table mark the Nielsen rating low, average, and high for each respective program in the Adults 18-49 demographic. The "Y2Y (year-to-year) Change" column denotes how much the series has risen or fallen when compared to its average from the previous season. Since the last update, a new series has debuted and been added to the chart. As always, only scripted programming will be taken into account in this column. 

Animal Control: New sitcom 'Animal Control' debuted on Thursday, February 16th with a workable 0.31 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic. Though this seems like an unremarkable launch, this rating is higher than every 'Call Me Kat' telecast from this season. In addition to that, it also beats every episode of 'Welcome To Flatch' that has aired on a Thursday evening. 'Animal Control' ultimately retained about 90% of its 'Next Level Chef' lead-in (0.35) and catapulted 'Call Me Kat' to its strongest performance in months. In comparison, 'Welcome To Flatch' often lost over 50% of its 'Hell's Kitchen' lead-in and closed out with a new season low on February 2nd (0.16). Given the Nielsen data that is currently available, 'Animal Control' is Likely to be Renewed. A 0.31 rating for a midseason sitcom premiere would be quite underwhelming on ABC or CBS, but this is a surprisingly decent start for a live-action comedy on Fox. This series is no monster hit and could easily crumble in the coming weeks, but it has enough life in it to start off on the right side of the bubble. 

Call Me Kat: It is quite telling that 'Call Me Kat' (0.27) shot up to its highest rating since October the moment it got to air after something that wasn't 'Welcome To Flatch'. In terms of total viewers, this is the most-viewed episode of 'Kat' since May 2022. Because of this sudden surge, 'Call Me Kat' is now Likely to be Renewed. This sitcom has clearly been weighed down by 'Flatch' and can still hold its own when placed in better circumstances. Fox will likely want a full hour of Thursday comedy next season so something will have to be around to pair with 'Animal Control'. 'Kat' is noticeably stronger than 'Flatch' and is the only one of the two that received a full-season order. A fourth season renewal seems more likely than ever before. 

Accused: Though it took an alarming 33% drop on January 31st, 'Accused' grew by 7% to a modest 0.32 rating for its latest installment. This mild recovery is the reason why the drama remains Likely to be Renewed. It no longer looks as strong as it initially did, but this is a perfectly acceptable level for a program on the Fox network to be at. 

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