Here are ABC’s renew/cancel standings for week 7 of the 2017-18 season, which are still a little puzzled by one show.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|The Middle||Final season||1.37||0.67|
|Scandal (O)||Final season||1.17||0.47|
|Ten Days in the Valley||DSW||0.43||-0.27|
|Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (O)||🐻 🐻||0.77||0.07|
|Once Upon a Time (F) (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.57||0.12|
|Inhumans (F) (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.59||0.14|
|The Mayor (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.87||0.17|
|Fresh Off the Boat||🐻 🐻 🐻||1.1||0.4|
|How to Get Away with Murder (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.93||0.23|
|Designated Survivor (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.85||0.15|
|Speechless||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.17||0.47|
|Black-ish (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.18||0.48|
|American Housewife (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.38||0.68|
|The Good Doctor||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||2.02||1.32|
|Grey’s Anatomy (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||2.0||1.3|
“Inhumans” is over, and the Bear still doesn’t quite know what to make of it.
Here was a show that no corner of the Marvel fanbase was clamoring for, whose content was roundly panned and which doesn’t seem terribly well-positioned for a second run.
And yet? Ratings were not terrible (though they weren’t terribly good either), at least in the context of Friday nights. The Bear is going to reserve judgment for now, pending returns on “Agents of SHIELD” later in the season. There’s a sliver of a chance that this show no one needed will continue into next season.
|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.