Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 15 of the 2017-18 season.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
The Blacklist 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.93 0.23
The Brave 🐻 🐻 1.02 0.32
Great News (O) 🐻 🐻 0.78 0.08
Law & Order True Crime (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.04 0.34
Blindspot (F) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.69 0.29
Chicago PD (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.19 0.49
Superstore (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.14 0.44
Law & Order: SVU (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.29 0.59
The Good Place (O) Renewed 1.14 0.44
Chicago Fire (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.17 0.47
Chicago Med (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.28 0.58
Will & Grace (O) Renewed 1.89 1.19
This Is Us Renewed 2.79 2.09

 

“Chicago Fire” finds itself in a somewhat unusual position right now. Nearly halfway through the season, the flagship of NBC’s Chicago franchise is also the lowest-rated of the three shows.

It’s only a couple hundredths of a point behind “Chicago PD,” granted, but since it spawned “Chicago PD” in 2014 and “Chicago Med” in 2015, it has always been the top dog in the franchise. Now? Not so much.

The move to Thursday hasn’t helped — it’s gone from having NBC’s best lead-in in “This Is Us” to one of the worst in “Great News” — but even with the declines, “Fire” is still safe. It’s just no longer the biggest thing in Chicago.

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 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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