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Carat Predicts Cancellations of New Series

Aug 19, 2004  •  Post A Comment

In a new report looking at the upcoming season, media buying agency Carat predicted that about one-third of the networks’ new fall series will be canceled by January.

Among those likely to vanish are ABC’s “Rodney” and “life as we know it”; CBS’s “Center of the Universe”; NBC’s “Father of the Pride” and “Hawaii”; Fox’s “House,” “The Jury” and “The Partner”; and The WB’s “Blue Collar TV,” “Drew Carey Green Screen,” “Studio 7” and “Commando Nanny,” according to Carat.

The series Carat sees as most likely to survive are ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and “Boston Legal”; CBS’s “CSI: New York”; NBC’s “Joey”; The WB’s “Jack and Bobby” and “The Mountain”; and UPN’s “Second Time Around” and “Kevin Hill.”

Carat projected that in the fourth quarter, NBC will remain No. 1 but CBS will surpass ABC among 18 to 49 viewers and UPN will top The WB. The top-rated show in the demo will be “ER” at 9.0, “The Apprentice,” 9.0; “CSI,” 8.9; “Survivor: Vanuatu,” 7.7; and “Joey,” 7.6. Carat also predicted that CBS’s new “CSI: New York” will beat NBC’s “Law & Order” in their Wednesday night matchup.