Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 6 of the 2017-18 season, which upgrade the status of a crime drama.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
The Blacklist 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.96 0.26
The Brave 🐻 🐻 1.05 0.35
Great News (O) 🐻 🐻 0.97 0.27
Law & Order True Crime (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.08 0.38
Blindspot (F) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.7 0.30
Chicago PD (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.18 0.48
Superstore (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.15 0.45
Law & Order: SVU (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.26 0.56
The Good Place (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.17 0.47
Chicago Fire (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.18 0.48
Will & Grace (O) Renewed 1.98 1.28
This Is Us Renewed 2.92 2.22

 

The Bear is a little bit tardy on this, but now that the smoke has cleared from the first month-plus of the season he realizes that a syndication deal for “Chicago PD” escaped his notice.

For that reason, the show is getting an upgrade to certain renewal status.

“PD’s” ratings are off year to year, and by a not-small amount. It’s running about 17 percent behind this time a year ago. But it’s also tied with its Windy City franchise mate “Chicago Fire” as the No. 2 drama currently on NBC.

It wouldn’t have been in much danger to begin with, but the syndication deal for “Chicago PD” makes it a lock for renewal.

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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