Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 18 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) 🐻 🐻 0.94 0.24
Scorpion (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.84 0.14
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.0 0.3
Man with a Plan (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.06 0.36
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.96 0.26
Criminal Minds (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.01 0.31
SWAT 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.02 0.32
SEAL Team (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.09 0.39
9JKL (O) 🐻 🐻 0.98 0.28
MacGyver (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.86 0.53
Life in Pieces 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.17 0.47
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.21 0.51
Mom 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.51 0.81
Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.01 0.74
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.94 0.64
NCIS (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.44 0.74
Kevin Can Wait (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.29 0.59
Young Sheldon Renewed 2.38 1.68
The Big Bang Theory Renewed 2.92 2.22

 

Ratings for “NCIS: Los Angeles” have dropped a significant amount this season. Pushed to an hour later on CBS’ Sunday schedule, it didn’t get to benefit from proximity to long-running NFL games in the fall, and it’s hovering around a 1.0 in adults 18-49 (vs. 1.3 last season).

There’s no way to spin that as good. But it’s also not likely to matter: “NCIS: LA” isn’t down a lot more than either of its franchise brethren (23 percent vs. last season vs. 16 percent for “NCIS” and 14 percent for “New Orleans”) or some other shows on the network. Therefore the Bear kicks it up to a likely renewal.

“NCIS: LA” is deep into a lucrative off-network run on USA and in broadcast syndication, money from which flows back to CBS Corp. That helps offset the first-run declines, and it puts the show in safe territory.

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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