Here are ABC’s renew/cancel standings for week 22 of the 2018-19 season, and why one freshman comedy’s ratings decline has impacted its renewal chances.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
A Million Little Things (O) Renewed 0.90 0.30
The Good Doctor Renewed 1.10 0.50
Modern Family Renewed 1.32 0.72
Splitting Up Together 🐻 🐻 0.69 0.09
Single Parents 🐻 🐻 0.89 0.29
How to Get Away with Murder (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.69 0.09
The Rookie (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.73 0.13
The Kids Are Alright (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.93 0.33
Speechless (F) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.51 0.13
Black-ish (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.86 0.26
Fresh Off the Boat (F) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.63 0.30
American Housewife (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.99 0.39
Station 19 (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.03 0.43
Schooled 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.03 0.43
The Goldbergs 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.21 0.61
The Conners 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.55 0.95
Grey’s Anatomy (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.63 1.03

 

The Bear felt good about “Single Parents” at the start of this season, but his belief in its season 2 chances has changed drastically in the months since.

The series has been experiencing a steady ratings decline throughout the past several months, and with a 0.89 average rating in adults 18-49, has become the network’s lowest-rated freshman comedy. Without certain added advantages going for it too, like the third-season rule or some strong delayed viewing numbers, the Bear has come to believe that “Single Parents” is likely to be a one-and-done this year.

While the show’s performance hasn’t become low enough to earn it its place as a sure bet to be canceled, the future is looking less and less certain for “Single Parents” these days.

Key:

DSW Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing
🐻 sure bet to be canceled by May 2019
🐻 🐻 likely to be canceled by May 2019
🐻 🐻 🐻 tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2019
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 likely to be renewed by May 2019
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 sure bet to be renewed by May 2019

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 2018-19 season, replacement level is a 0.6 same-day rating in adults 18-49 for the Big 4 networks and a 0.1 for The CW. (Read more here.) The index number is taken by subtracting 0.6 (or 0.1) 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.

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.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

The Cancel Bear is a bear who tracks and devours low-rated TV shows.

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