Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 19 of the 2017-18 season.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Taken (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 0.48 -0.01
The Brave 🐻 🐻 0.91 0.21
Great News (O) 🐻 🐻 0.73 0.03
AP Bio (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.8 0.1
The Blacklist 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.96 0.26
Law & Order True Crime (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.04 0.34
Blindspot (F) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.67 0.26
Chicago PD (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.22 0.52
Superstore (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.13 0.43
Law & Order: SVU (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.29 0.59
The Good Place (O) Renewed 1.11 0.41
Chicago Fire (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.11 0.41
Chicago Med (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.33 0.63
Will & Grace (O) Renewed 1.7 1.0
This Is Us Renewed 3.21 2.51

 

“AP Bio” launched last week in the spot where “Great News” aired earlier in the season … and barely cleared the low bar “Great News” set there.

That obviously is not a great start, particularly with the usual spring ratings downturn still to come. NBC can’t seem to break its addiction to half-hours that play great with the cool comedy kids but don’t have much appeal outside that not-very-big circle.

“AP Bio” is off for the remainder of February thanks to the Olympics, and it rates as a tossup pending more data. But it will need to do some extra-credit work to make it to 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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