Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 26 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) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.66 -0.04
Living Biblically 🐻 🐻 0.73 0.03
Superior Donuts (O) 🐻 🐻 0.93 0.23
Scorpion (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.83 0.13
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.98 0.28
Man with a Plan (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.04 0.34
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.96 0.26
Criminal Minds (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.99 0.29
Instinct (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.15 0.45
SWAT 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.99 0.29
SEAL Team (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.05 0.35
9JKL (O) 🐻 🐻 0.97 0.27
MacGyver (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.86 0.53
Life in Pieces 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.17 0.47
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.19 0.49
Mom 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.51 0.81
Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.0 0.73
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.93 0.63
NCIS (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.43 0.73
Kevin Can Wait (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.24 0.54
Young Sheldon Renewed 2.33 1.63
The Big Bang Theory Renewed 2.88 2.18

 

“Criminal Minds” has hovered in the tossup zone pretty much all season, as its ratings have declined 29 percent year to year. It is without question getting near the end of its run.

But that end probably won’t come for another year. The Bear is bumping up “Criminal Minds” to a likely renewal for 2018-19.

The simple fact is that for all its declines this season, the show is still a middle-of-the pack performer for CBS. Of the 14 dramas the network has aired this season, “Criminal Minds” ties for sixth in raw adults 18-49 rating and ties for eighth in the Renew/Cancel Index.

The Bear’s money is on CBS giving the show at least one more year and making its series-ending plans known ahead of time.

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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