ABC’s renew/cancel standings for week 26 of the 2015-16 season, which don’t quite yet know what to do with the network’s newest comedy.

ABC scripted average through March 20: 1.4

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Wicked City (O) Canceled 0.67 0.4
Blood & Oil (O) Canceled 0.96 0.59
Of Kings and Prophets Canceled 0.65 0.46
Galavant (O) 😥 0.64 0.42
Agent Carter (O) 😦 😦 0.8 0.54
Nashville (O) 😦 😦 1.02 0.73
The Family (O) 😦 😦 1.03 0.74
Castle (O) 😦 😦 1.1 0.79
The Muppets (O) 😦 😦 1.31 0.89
American Crime (O) 😐 😐 😐 0.93 0.65
The Real O’Neals (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.45 1.04
Dr. Ken (F) (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.15 0.82
Last Man Standing (F) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.23 0.88
Agents of SHIELD (O) Renewed 1.36 0.97
Fresh Off the Boat Renewed 1.42 1.01
Quantico (O) Renewed 1.37 0.98
Once Upon a Time (O) Renewed 1.49 1.06
Black-ish (O) Renewed 1.86 1.33
The Middle Renewed 1.96 1.40
How to Get Away with Murder (O) Renewed 1.87 1.34
The Goldbergs Renewed 2.09 1.49
Grey’s Anatomy (O) Renewed 2.29 1.64
Scandal (O) Renewed 2.25 1.61
Modern Family Renewed 2.68 1.91


The first four episodes of “The Real O’Neals” present something of a head-scratcher. In the safe harbor of the network’s Wednesday comedy block, the first two averaged a 1.85 rating. In its regular Tuesday home, the next two have averaged 1.05 — a drop of 43 percent.

So which is the real “Real O’Neals”? Suspicions are it’s the latter, but for now those debut numbers are keeping the show in tossup territory.

“Fresh Off the Boat” hung on well enough on Tuesdays to earn a third season from ABC, after following the same launch pattern as its now-leadout. If “O’Neals” manages to stay above the 1.0 line, that might be enough to keep it around for another season. But more evidence of that is necessary.


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.

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