Here are ABC’s renew/cancel standings for week 25 of the 2018-19 season. One sophomore legal drama’s renewal chances aren’t looking good either.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
A Million Little Things (O) Renewed 0.91 0.31
The Good Doctor Renewed 1.11 0.51
Modern Family Renewed 1.30 0.70
Splitting Up Together 🐻 0.69 0.09
For the People (O) 🐻 🐻 0.50 -0.10
Single Parents 🐻 🐻 0.87 0.27
The Kids Are Alright (O) 🐻 🐻 0.92 0.32
Whiskey Cavalier 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.73 0.13
How to Get Away with Murder (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.69 0.09
Speechless (F) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.49 0.10
The Rookie (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.73 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) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.99 0.39
Schooled 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.01 0.41
The Goldbergs 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.20 0.60
The Conners 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.55 0.95
Grey’s Anatomy (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.61 1.01

 

“For the People” managed to secure itself a renewal last year, but the Bear doesn’t see that happening a second time.

Two weeks into its sophomore season, the ABC legal drama is currently averaging a 0.5 rating in the adults 18-49 demo. That’s down from its first season’s 0.63 average, and ties it with “Speechless” as ABC’s lowest-rated show of the season.

Considering the sophomore series doesn’t have the kind of added advantages that the Friday multiplier or third season rule provide “Speechless” with too, that leaves “For the People” in a worse position than any of ABC’s shows so far this season.

All this is to say that “For the People’s” chances at a third season are looking slim at best. The Bear is calling it a likely cancellation for now, with the knowledge that the show will probably graduate to a sure bet once it gets a little further into its second season.

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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