Here are FOX’s renew/cancel standings for week 9 of the 2017-18 season, which upgrade a network fixture to certain-renewal status.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
The Exorcist (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 0.43 -0.09
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 🐻 🐻 0.63 -0.07
The Mick (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.79 0.09
The Last Man on Earth (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.84 0.14
Gotham 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.9 0.2
Lethal Weapon 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.03 0.33
Bob’s Burgers (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.24 0.54
Family Guy (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.21 0.51
Ghosted (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.14 0.44
Lucifer 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.94 0.24
The Gifted (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.1 0.4
Star (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.4 0.7
Empire (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.98 1.28
The Orville (O) Renewed 1.01 0.31
The Simpsons (O) Renewed 1.54 0.84

 

“Bob’s Burgers” is in the last year of a multi-season renewal FOX gave the show in 2015. The Bear is certain the show will be back again next season: It’s upgraded to certain renewal.

Even in the on-off-on pattern that is the show’s lot during the NFL season, “Bob’s Burgers” is one of a very select few shows whose ratings have improved season to season. It’s currently up about 5 percent vs. last season.

Any show that can accomplish a season-to-season ratings bump in the current climate deserves to get a bump up to sure-bet status. So it is with “Bob’s Burgers.” It’ll be back next season.

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.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

The Cancel Bear is a bear who tracks and devours low-rated TV shows.

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