Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 17 of the 2017-18 season.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
The Blacklist 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.95 0.25
Taken (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 0.5 0.02
The Brave 🐻 🐻 0.95 0.25
Great News (O) 🐻 🐻 0.75 0.05
Law & Order True Crime (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.04 0.34
Blindspot (F) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.69 0.29
Chicago PD (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.22 0.52
Superstore (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.12 0.42
Law & Order: SVU (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.3 0.6
The Good Place (O) Renewed 1.11 0.41
Chicago Fire (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.12 0.42
Chicago Med (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.33 0.63
Will & Grace (O) Renewed 1.75 1.05
This Is Us Renewed 2.76 2.06

 

Third Season Rule protection for shows is not transferable, so it’s essentially going to waste on “Chicago Med” this season. Because while the Bear deemed it a lock under the rule at the start of the season, the show has performed well enough to earn certain-renewal status on its own.

“Med” isn’t retaining the “This Is Us” audience quite as well as “Chicago Fire” did last season, but even so the show is NBC’s No. 2 drama so far. It also tied its season high last week even as “This Is Us” had a below-average outing.

The Third Season Rule is in effect for “Chicago Med.” Even if it weren’t, however, the show would still be a sure thing for 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 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

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