Here are FOX’s renew/cancel standings for week 18 of the 2017-18 season.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
The Exorcist (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 0.41 -0.11
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 🐻 🐻 0.65 -0.05
The Mick (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.78 0.08
The Last Man on Earth (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.9 0.2
Gotham 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.88 0.18
Lethal Weapon 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.05 0.35
LA to Vegas (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.9 0.2
The Resident (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.8 1.1
Bob’s Burgers (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.39 0.69
Family Guy (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.29 0.59
Ghosted (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.18 0.48
Lucifer 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.90 0.20
The Gifted (O) Renewed 1.01 0.31
Star (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.34 0.64
9-1-1 (O) Renewed 1.68 0.98
Empire (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.92 1.22
The Orville (O) Renewed 0.99 0.29
The Simpsons (O) Renewed 1.9 1.2

 

“The Resident” got the best possible premiere timeslot FOX could offer it this season, and it did, well, fine. It got a 2.6 in adults 18-49 after the NFC Championship and postgame.

Then it debuted in its regular timeslot and got a stark reminder that football audiences are rented, dropping more than 60 percent to a 1.0. “Hunted” had a worse episode 2 drop last year, but none of the five post-conference championship shows from 2012-16 suffered that badly in their next episodes.

The Bear needs more data to make a final call on “The Resident,” but that episode 2 crater is not a good sign. Further slides could doom the show. If, however, it can stay on the right side of 1.0 for the remainder of its run, it has a decent shot at renewal.

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 7 70 percent) before subtracting the replacement-level number.

 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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