Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 28 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
Ransom (Sat.) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.4 -0.13
Madam Secretary (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.65 -0.05
Living Biblically 🐻 🐻 0.73 0.03
Superior Donuts (O) 🐻 🐻 0.92 0.22
Scorpion (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.83 0.13
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.97 0.27
Man with a Plan (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.03 0.33
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.95 0.25
Criminal Minds (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.99 0.29
Instinct (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.95 0.25
SWAT Renewed 0.97 0.27
SEAL Team (O) Renewed 1.04 0.34
9JKL (O) 🐻 🐻 0.97 0.27
MacGyver (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.86 0.53
Life in Pieces 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.14 0.44
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.19 0.49
Mom Renewed 1.5 0.8
Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.99 0.72
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.92 0.62
NCIS (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.42 0.72
Kevin Can Wait (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.23 0.53
Young Sheldon Renewed 2.29 1.59
The Big Bang Theory Renewed 2.83 2.13

 

CBS renewal announcements are coming out in dribs and drabs rather than a big wave, as was the custom in recent seasons. The Bear doesn’t read anything into that, nor should you.

The Bear also isn’t making any changes to the predictions this week. All three “NCIS” shows, Monday comedies “Kevin Can Wait” and “Man with a Plan” and the Friday lineup should all be back. “Superior Donuts,” “Living Biblically” and “9JKL” probably won’t.

The Bear still isn’t quite sure what to make of “Instinct,” which has fluctuated quite a bit in the past few weeks. Another episode or two should offer enough data to make a call.

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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