Here are The CW’s renew/cancel standings for week 23 of the 2017-18 season.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Valor 🐻 🐻 0.22 0.02
iZombie 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.3 0.1
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.2 0.0
Jane the Virgin 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.25 0.05
Dynasty 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.22 0.02
Arrow 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.49 0.29
Supernatural 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.6 0.4
Riverdale 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.55 0.35
Supergirl 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.55 0.35
Legends of Tomorrow 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.53 0.33
Black Lightning 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.63 0.43
The Flash 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.86 0.66

 

Three seasons plus one episode into its life, “iZombie” isn’t likely to change its ratings profile that much. The show’s season premiere rating of 0.3 last week was no surprise at all to the Bear.

That’s not to say, however, that the Bear has made up his mind about the show’s future. “iZombie” is starting as a tossup, pending more ratings data and a look at how The CW’s remaining series (rookie “Life Sentence” and veteran “The 100”) perform when they debut later in the month.

With the network expanding to a sixth night in the fall, it’s reasonable to expect at least one of “iZombie,” “Life Sentence” and “The 100” to make it to next season. There’s just not enough information to say which yet, so “iZombie” starts as a tossup.

Note: All of The CW’s shows are produced by network owners CBS and Warner Bros., so the (O) designation (see below) is immaterial.

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 (1/0.7, or 70 percent) before subtracting the replacement-level number. There is little variance for The CW on Friday, so the multiplier is not used.

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

The Cancel Bear is a bear who tracks and devours low-rated TV shows.

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