Here are FOX’s renew/cancel standings for week 2 of the 2017-18 season. A sophomore drama is a likely renewal.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
The Exorcist (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 0.45 -0.06
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.65 -0.05
The Mick (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.9 0.2
The Last Man on Earth (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.95 0.25
Gotham 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.9 0.2
Lethal Weapon 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.15 0.45
The Orville (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.0 0.3
Bob’s Burgers (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.3 0.6
Family Guy (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.35 0.65
Ghosted (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.4 0.7
Lucifer 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.1 0.4
The Gifted (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.5 0.8
Star (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.6 0.9
Empire (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 2.15 1.45
The Simpsons Renewed 1.8 1.1

 

FOX on Monday picked up what’s essentially a full season of “Star,” adding five episodes to its order. That’s the same number as “Empire,” and it likely means the two shows will be paired all season long rather than another series getting to pair with “Empire.”

That also signals to the Bear that FOX will likely keep “Star” around into 2018-19. Granted, the network doesn’t have a very deep bench this season with just three more dramas due later in the season — none of which would be terribly compatible with “Empire.”

Still, the extension of the season is a vote of confidence in “Star,” which has performed solidly so far. Put it down as a likely 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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