Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 8 of the 2017-18 season. A veteran drama gets a bump from a pending syndication deal.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Me, Myself & I DSW 1.0 0.3
Madam Secretary (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.67 -0.03
Superior Donuts (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.90 0.20
Scorpion (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.81 0.11
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.03 0.33
Man with a Plan (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.0 0.3
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.99 0.29
Criminal Minds (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.06 0.36
SWAT 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.0 0.3
Wisdom of the Crowd 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.98 0.28
SEAL Team (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.14 0.44
9JKL (O) 🐻 🐻 1.14 0.44
MacGyver (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.84 0.50
Life in Pieces 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.17 0.47
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.19 0.49
Mom 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.43 0.73
Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.01 0.74
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.95 0.66
NCIS (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.43 0.73
Kevin Can Wait (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.35 0.65
Young Sheldon 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 2.6 1.9
The Big Bang Theory Renewed 2.99 2.29

 

Earlier this month CBS told investors on its quarterly earnings call that it’s in “active negotiations” with several outlets about syndication deals for “NCIS: New Orleans.”

Thus the Bear, and the economics of television, bump the show up to a likely renewal for next season.

“New Orleans,” like the other branches of the “NCIS” franchise, is an in-house production, so the money CBS Studios makes from off-network sales flows back to CBS Corp., all but ensuring a profitable run for the series.

If a deal or deals indeed come to pass, the Bear will bump “NCIS: New Orleans” up to a sure thing. Until then, despite its year-to-year declines in ratings, it remains a likely pickup.

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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