The CW’s renew/cancel standings for week 23 of the 2016-17 season don’t have anything new to report.
Here are the standings, and here’s an explanation of the Bear’s methodology.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|The Vampire Diaries||Final season||0.36||0.16|
|Frequency||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.28||0.08|
|No Tomorrow||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.28||0.08|
|The 100||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.4||0.2|
|Riverdale||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.42||0.22|
|Legends of Tomorrow||Renewed||0.68||0.48|
|Jane the Virgin||Renewed||0.38||0.18|
A ratings bobble for “Riverdale” last week didn’t do anything to change the Bear’s mind in terms of its renewal chances. As there are only two shows on the network at the moment whose fate isn’t decided, the Bear won’t necessarily be making predictions each week, unless something drastic should happen.
Nothing drastic happened last week. You can see the updated index numbers for the network above.
Note: All of The CW’s shows are produced by network owners CBS and Warner Bros., so the (O) designation (see below) is immaterial.
|DSW||Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing|
|🐻||sure bet to be canceled by May 2017|
|🐻 🐻||likely to be canceled by May 2017|
|🐻 🐻 🐻||tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2017|
|🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||likely to be renewed by May 2017|
|🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||sure bet to be renewed by May 2017|
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.