Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 2 of the 2017-18 season, featuring a thumbs up for a new show.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Madam Secretary (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.8 0.1
Scorpion (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.9 0.2
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.0 0.3
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.15 0.45
Criminal Minds (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.2 0.5
Wisdom of the Crowd 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.15 0.45
SEAL Team (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.35 0.65
Me, Myself & I 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.3 0.6
9JKL (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.6 0.9
MacGyver (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.8 0.44
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.25 0.55
Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.05 0.80
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.05 0.80
NCIS (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.5 0.8
Kevin Can Wait (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.8 1.1
Young Sheldon 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 3.8 3.1
The Big Bang Theory Renewed 3.65 2.95

 

“SEAL Team” hasn’t set the world on fire in its first two weeks. It’s drawing a pretty good-sized total audience, but the Bear doesn’t care about that. Its 1.35 rating over two episodes is, at first blush, nothing special.

But look a bit closer, and you see the show is currently CBS’ second highest-rated drama behind (and not that far behind) “NCIS.” It’s also a show very much in CBS’ polished procedural wheelhouse.

Thus “SEAL Team” is getting bumped up to a likely renewal. The Bear won’t be surprised to see a full-season order for the show in the next couple of weeks, That doesn’t guarantee a pickup for next season, but it’s probably going to happen in this case.

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.

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