Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 17 of the 2017-18 season.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Me, Myself & I Canceled 1.0 0.3
Wisdom of the Crowd Canceled 0.92 0.22
Madam Secretary (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.67 -0.03
Superior Donuts (O) 🐻 🐻 0.93 0.23
Scorpion (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.84 0.14
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.0 0.3
Man with a Plan (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.04 0.34
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.96 0.26
Criminal Minds (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.02 0.32
SWAT 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.02 0.32
SEAL Team (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.09 0.39
9JKL (O) 🐻 🐻 0.99 0.29
MacGyver (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.86 0.53
Life in Pieces 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.17 0.47
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.2 0.5
Mom 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.51 0.81
Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.01 0.74
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.94 0.64
NCIS (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.43 0.73
Kevin Can Wait (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.28 0.58
Young Sheldon Renewed 2.38 1.68
The Big Bang Theory Renewed 2.92 2.22

 

CBS’ Thursday comedy lineup is very healthy: “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon” have already been renewed for next season, and “Mom” and “Life in Pieces” should be as well.

The network’s Monday block? Not so much. “Kevin Can Wait” is likely to return, but it’s the only Monday comedy that’s above CBS’ scripted average and the only one with a decent Renew/Cancel number.

“Superior Donuts” increasingly looks like it will make a nice snack for the Bear. It’s getting downgraded to a likely cancellation for its lackluster second-season performance which has it at just a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49. It’s down 21 percent vs. last season and likely to go a bit lower than that once the usual spring downturn kicks in.

CBS may have to do a rebuild on Mondays next season. “Superior Donuts” likely won’t be part of the plan.

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. Any scripted show on Saturdays will use the same formula.

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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