CBS scripted average through Nov. 29: 1.61
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|CSI: Cyber (O)||😥||0.84||0.52|
|The Good Wife (O)||😦 😦||1.06||0.66|
|Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O)||😦 😦||1.08||0.67|
|Code Black (O)||😦 😦||1.23||0.76|
|Elementary (O)||😐 😐 😐||0.95||0.59|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.23||0.76|
|Madam Secretary (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.28||0.80|
|2 Broke Girls||😐 😐 😐||1.63||1.01|
|Blue Bloods (F) (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.21||0.75|
|Mom||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.6||0.99|
|Limitless (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.54||0.96|
|Criminal Minds (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.65||1.02|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.67||1.04|
|Scorpion (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.82||1.13|
|Life in Pieces||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||2||1.24|
|Supergirl||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||2.06||1.28|
|NCIS (O)||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||2.23||1.39|
|The Big Bang Theory||Renewed||3.98||2.47|
… Then nothing makes sense anymore.
What the show has achieved creatively in its seven seasons, working on the punishing schedule of a 22-episode network drama, is beyond reproach. It’s a show that CBS seems very likely to let go out on its own terms. Which should be under discussion right now.
Compared to this time last season, same-day ratings are down 23 percent. It’s barely above a 1.0 for the season (1.06 at the moment) and has fallen below that line in each of its last two airings.
It adds up to a show that should be announcing its swan song sometime very soon.
Note: Final nationals for Sunday, Nov. 29 were not available as of posting time. Ratings and Index numbers for “Madam Secretary” and “The Good Wife” and the network average will be updated when the ratings are released.
|DSW||Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing|
|😥||sure bet to be canceled by May 2016|
|😦 😦||likely to be canceled by May 2016|
|😐 😐 😐||tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2016|
|🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||likely to be renewed by May 2016|
|😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||sure bet to be renewed by May 2016|
The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show’s new episode adults 18-49 ratings to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its network. It’s calculated by dividing a show’s new episode live+same-day adults 18-49 average rating by the live+same-day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show’s own network. Why live+same-day ratings? Because they correlate very closely with the rarely disclosed C3 ratings (viewing of commercials within three days of air), which are the basis for most ad deals.
Shows that have ended their seasons have their R/C Index number frozen at the point of their final episode.
(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays tend to be renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.
(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.