CBS scripted average through Feb. 14: 1.63
CBS renew/cancel standings for week 21 of the 2015-16 season, and why the departure of a veteran series shouldn’t worry fans of a younger one:
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Angel from Hell (O)||Canceled||1.42||0.87|
|Mike & Molly||Final season||1.62||0.99|
|The Good Wife (O)||Final season||1.08||0.66|
|CSI: Cyber (O)||😥||0.88||0.54|
|Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O)||😦 😦||1.14||0.70|
|Elementary (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.03||0.63|
|Code Black (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.28||0.79|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.35||0.83|
|2 Broke Girls||😐 😐 😐||1.63||1.00|
|Blue Bloods (F) (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.25||0.77|
|Madam Secretary (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.29||0.79|
|Limitless (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.47||0.90|
|Mom||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.67||1.02|
|Criminal Minds (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.75||1.07|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.75||1.07|
|Supergirl||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.82||1.12|
|Scorpion (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.87||1.15|
|Life in Pieces||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||2.01||1.23|
|NCIS (O)||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||2.28||1.40|
|The Big Bang Theory||Renewed||3.94||2.42|
It’s not a sure thing that “Madam Secretary” will be back next season. But it’s getting bumped up to a likely renewal this week, and if there are any worries about it suffering once “The Good Wife” leaves the air, they can be put to rest.
In each of its two seasons thus far, “Madam Secretary” has outrated its lead-out by decent margins (1.29 vs. 1.08 so far this season, 1.44 vs. 1.22 in 2014-15). Being an hour closer to NFL overruns in the fall helps, but even without football the show tends to pull in better numbers than “The Good Wife.”
CBS is OK with an older audience on Sunday nights, and “Madam Secretary” seems a pretty good fit with “60 Minutes.” That’s more important for the show’s long-term health than whatever the network plugs into the timeslot after it.
|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.