Here are ABC’s renew/cancel standings for week 29 of the 2017-18 season.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
The Middle Final season 1.4 0.7
Scandal (O) Final season 1.12 0.42
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) 🐻 🐻 0.74 0.04
Agents of SHIELD (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.56 0.10
The Mayor (O) Canceled 0.82 0.12
The Crossing (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.85 0.15
Fresh Off the Boat 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.03 0.33
How to Get Away with Murder (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.95 0.25
Designated Survivor (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.74 0.04
Speechless 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.13 0.43
Alex, Inc. 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.97 0.27
Station 19 (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.08 0.38
Deception 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.84 0.14
Splitting Up Together 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.57 0.87
Black-ish (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.2 0.5
American Housewife (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.24 0.54
The Good Doctor Renewed 1.79 1.09
Grey’s Anatomy (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.96 1.26
The Goldbergs Renewed 1.5 0.80
Modern Family Renewed 1.64 0.94
Roseanne Renewed 4.2 3.5

 

Four weeks from now, the broadcast networks will be announcing their schedules for next season. This week the Bear examines the bubble picture for each of the Big 4 networks.

For our purposes here, “on the bubble” means any show whose status is thus far undetermined and not a sure bet to be either canceled or renewed.

The Bubble-est: “Designated Survivor.” It’s a Disney-owned show with an international footprint thanks to a deal with Netflix for global streaming rights. It’s also barely above replacement level in the ratings for ABC. The season is nearly done and the Bear still can’t quite figure out what to make of it.

Safe to safe-ish (most to least likely to be renewed): “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Splitting Up Together,” “Station 19,” “Agents of SHIELD,” “Speechless,” “Fresh Off the Boat”

Not safe (most to least likely to be canceled): “For the People,” “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” “The Crossing,” “Deception,” “Alex, Inc.”

TBD: “Quantico” premieres April 26.

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.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

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

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