CBS renew/cancel standings for week 25 of the 2015-16 season marks a milestone of sorts for the network, and why it’s time for a certain franchise to end.
CBS scripted average through March 13: 1.62
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Angel from Hell (O)||Canceled||1.42||0.87|
|Mike & Molly||Final season||1.62||1.00|
|The Good Wife (O)||Final season||1.06||0.65|
|CSI: Cyber (O)||😥||0.91||0.56|
|Elementary (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.04||0.64|
|Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.14||0.70|
|Code Black (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.26||0.78|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.34||0.83|
|Limitless (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.41||0.87|
|Blue Bloods (F) (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.25||0.77|
|Madam Secretary (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.28||0.79|
|2 Broke Girls||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.63||1.01|
|Mom||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.7||1.05|
|Criminal Minds (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.76||1.09|
|Supergirl||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.77||1.09|
|Scorpion (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.84||1.14|
|Life in Pieces||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||2.02||1.25|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||1.77||1.09|
|The Big Bang Theory||Renewed||3.89||2.40|
Starting this week, there will be no “CSI” series on CBS for the first time since Oct. 5, 2000. “CSI: Cyber” ended its season, and the network should let the franchise go too.
“Cyber’s” ratings have gone from marginal last season to outright sorry this season. Its average is less than 60 percent of the network’s as a whole. Yes, it has streaming and international deals in place already, but it still has to work at home.
CBS has never been sentimental about letting even long-running shows go when it’s time. No reason to start now.
|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.