Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 27 of the 2017-18 season.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Taken (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 0.44 -0.07
The Brave 🐻 🐻 0.91 0.21
Great News (O) 🐻 🐻 0.73 0.03
Champions (O) 🐻 🐻 0.63 -0.07
Timeless 🐻 🐻 0.7 0.0
AP Bio (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.83 0.13
The Blacklist 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.96 0.26
Law & Order True Crime (O) 🐻 🐻 1.04 0.34
Rise (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.03 0.33
Blindspot (F) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.66 0.24
Chicago PD (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.22 0.52
Superstore (O) Renewed 1.08 0.38
Law & Order: SVU (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.28 0.58
Good Girls (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.14 0.44
The Good Place (O) Renewed 1.11 0.41
Chicago Fire (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.11 0.41
Chicago Med (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.32 0.62
Will & Grace (O) Renewed 1.53 0.83
This Is Us Renewed 3.07 2.37

 

“Rise” had semi-encouraging ratings after two weeks on the air. Its second episode fell only a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 from its premiere, which followed the finale of “This Is Us.”

Then last week came, and the show dropped 27 percent from episode 2, making a more noticeable crater between “The Voice” and “Chicago Med.” ABC had outsize ratings last week thanks to the “Roseanne” halo, but still.

As the Bear has said about a couple other spring shows, “Rise” needs to find its floor pretty quickly. If it does that, NBC can invoke the “Smash” rule and give it a second season. If the trend line continues down, though, it’ll be hard to justify a second season.

The Bear will leave “Rise” as a tossup for now, subject to revision in the next few weeks.

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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