Here are ABC’s renew/cancel standings for week 30 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 1.13 0.43
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 0.5 0.02
Inhumans (F) (O) 🐻 0.59 0.14
For the People (O) 🐻 🐻 0.7 0.0
Agents of SHIELD (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.55 0.09
The Mayor (O) Canceled 0.82 0.12
The Crossing (O) 🐻 🐻 0.8 0.1
Fresh Off the Boat 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.03 0.33
How to Get Away with Murder (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.95 0.25
Designated Survivor (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.73 0.03
Speechless 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.13 0.43
Alex, Inc. 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.96 0.26
Station 19 (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.08 0.38
Deception 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.8 0.1
Splitting Up Together 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.43 0.73
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) Renewed 1.95 1.25
The Goldbergs Renewed 1.5 0.80
Modern Family Renewed 1.64 0.94
Roseanne Renewed 4.0 3.3

 

Perhaps you’ve noticed — how could you not have? — that ABC has decided enough time has passed since “Lost” ended to invoke its name in promoting rookie drama “The Crossing.”

The Bear didn’t begin hunting until after “Lost’s” end date had been set, but he feels confident in saying “The Crossing” won’t get such kid-glove treatment from the network. It is likely to be canceled this season.

Ratings for “The Crossing” started out mediocre and have ticked down each week since. That is not the recipe to earn a second season, let alone comparisons to one of your network’s signature shows of the past 20 years. “The Crossing” will probably be one and done.

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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