ABC’s renew/cancel standings for week 23 of the 2015-16 season, which finds a first-year comedy fairly safe — but not locked up yet.

ABC scripted average through Feb. 28: 1.48

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Wicked City (O) Canceled 0.67 0.4
Blood & Oil (O) Canceled 0.96 0.59
Galavant (O) 😥 0.64 0.42
Agent Carter (O) 😦 😦 0.82 0.55
Nashville (O) 😦 😦 1.03 0.70
Castle (O) 😦 😦 1.1 0.74
The Muppets (O) 😦 😦 1.34 0.91
American Crime (O) 😐 😐 😐 0.95 0.64
Dr. Ken (F) (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.17 0.79
Last Man Standing (F) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.24 0.84
Fresh Off the Boat 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.44 0.97
Quantico (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.45 0.98
Once Upon a Time (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.57 1.06
Agents of SHIELD (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.43 0.97
Black-ish (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.86 1.26
The Middle 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.98 1.34
How to Get Away with Murder (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.99 1.34
The Goldbergs 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.09 1.41
Grey’s Anatomy (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.34 1.58
Scandal (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.36 1.59
Modern Family 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.7 1.82

 

“Dr. Ken” has been a safe renewal bet pretty much from the get-go this season, and that hasn’t changed. Yet.

The show is still running a good bit ahead of its Friday timeslot’s previous occupant, “Cristela” — 17 percent, to be exact (1.17 vs. 1.0). It also has yet to fall under the 1.0 mark through 16 episodes. But it’s also been on a slight downward trend, not having made it above 1.1 since early December.

“Dr. Ken” is owned by ABC (along with Sony), which is another mark in its favor. But it would still be a good idea to keep above that 1.0 line.

Key:

DSW Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing
😥 sure bet to be canceled by May 2016
😦 😦 likely to be canceled by May 2016
😐 😐 😐 tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2016
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 likely to be renewed by May 2016
😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 sure bet to be renewed by May 2016


The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show’s new episode adults 18-49 ratings to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its network. It’s calculated by dividing a show’s new episode live+same-day adults 18-49 average rating by the live+same-day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show’s own network. Why live+same-day ratings? Because they correlate very closely with the rarely disclosed C3 ratings (viewing of commercials within three days of air), which are the basis for most ad deals.

Shows that have ended their seasons have their R/C Index number frozen at the point of their final episode.

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays tend to be renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

(O) – Owned: All other things equal, shows owned by studios affiliated with their networks have a better shot at renewal than those from outside producers.

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