Here are ABC’s renew/cancel standings for week 28 of the 2017-18 season.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
The Middle Final season 1.37 0.67
Scandal (O) Final season 1.14 0.44
Ten Days in the Valley (some Sat.) Canceled 0.36 -0.34
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (O) 🐻 🐻 0.66 -0.04
Once Upon a Time (F) (O) Final season 0.51 0.03
Inhumans (F) (O) 🐻 0.59 0.14
For the People (O) 🐻 🐻 0.78 0.08
Agents of SHIELD (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.57 0.12
The Mayor (O) Canceled 0.82 0.12
The Crossing (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.9 0.2
Fresh Off the Boat 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.03 0.33
How to Get Away with Murder (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.95 0.25
Designated Survivor (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.75 0.05
Speechless 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.13 0.43
Alex, Inc. 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.0 0.3
Station 19 (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.14 0.44
Deception 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.84 0.14
Splitting Up Together 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.75 1.05
Black-ish (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.19 0.49
American Housewife (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.25 0.55
The Good Doctor Renewed 1.79 1.09
Grey’s Anatomy (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.98 1.28
The Goldbergs Renewed 1.51 0.81
Modern Family Renewed 1.66 0.96
Roseanne Renewed 4.55 3.85

 

“Station 19” hasn’t been an out-of-the-gate hit for ABC. It has, however, probably done well enough to earn a second season at ABC.

The show’s connection to “Grey’s Anatomy” certainly doesn’t hurt: It’s not hard to see the two shows building a shared world not unlike that of the Chicago shows on NBC, which would probably help “Station 19” more than “Grey’s,” which will write its own ticket for as long as everyone involved wants to keep it going.

“Station 19” is also the most plausible solution for ABC to continue its TGIT branding on Thursday nights next season. Shonda Rhimes will be making new shows for Netflix from now on, but ABC isn’t just going to cut ties with its most important producer of the past decade.

It all adds up to a likely pickup for “Station 19.”

One more note: “Inhumans” has downgraded to a sure cancellation on the news that the show’s lead actor, Anson Mount, is moving on to “Star Trek Discovery.”

Key:

DSW Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing
🐻 sure bet to be canceled by May 2018
🐻 🐻 likely to be canceled by May 2018
🐻 🐻 🐻 tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2018
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 likely to be renewed by May 2018
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 sure bet to be renewed by May 2018

 

The Renew/Cancel Index is the amount above (or below) a replacement-level rating — i.e., the expected adults 18-49 rating of an emergency fill-in show should a series be canceled. For the 2016-17 season, replacement level is a 0.7 same-day rating in adults 18-49 for the Big 4 networks and a 0.2 for The CW. (Read more here.) The index number is taken by subtracting 0.7 (or 0.2) from a show’s average same-day rating.

Friday scripted shows (denoted with an “F” above) on the Big 4 have average ratings about 30 percent lower than those of other nights, therefore their ratings are multiplied by 1.43 (1/0.7, or 70 percent) before subtracting the replacement-level number.

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

(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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The Cancel Bear is a bear who tracks and devours low-rated TV shows.

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