Here are ABC’s renew/cancel standings for week 30 of the 2018-19 season.
|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 (O)||Renewed||1.28||0.68|
|Splitting Up Together||🐻||0.67||0.07|
|For the People (O)||🐻 🐻||0.51||-0.09|
|The Fix (O)||🐻 🐻||0.56||-0.04|
|Whiskey Cavalier||🐻 🐻||0.63||0.03|
|Single Parents (O)||🐻 🐻||0.85||0.25|
|The Kids Are Alright (O)||🐻 🐻||0.86||0.26|
|How to Get Away with Murder (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.69||0.09|
|Speechless (O) (F)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.49||0.10|
|The Rookie (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.72||0.12|
|Black-ish (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.81||0.21|
|Fresh Off the Boat (O) (F)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.62||0.29|
|Bless This Mess (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.90||0.30|
|American Housewife (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.94||0.34|
|Station 19 (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.96||0.36|
|Schooled||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.98||0.38|
|The Goldbergs||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.19||0.59|
|Grey’s Anatomy (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.57||0.97|
The Bear has some good news for ABC’s “Bless This Mess.”
The Lake Bell and Dax Shepard-led freshman comedy series got off to a pretty good start in the ratings last week, premiering with a 0.9 live + same day rating among adults 18-49. Right out of the gate, that’s a considerable improvement over the 0.6s that “Splitting Up Together” (a sure bet to be canceled) was averaging in the same time slot earlier this season.
At the same time, that 0.9 premiere rating isn’t high enough to give “Bless This Mess” an immediately strong position in the network’s renew/cancel standings this late in the season.
Just one week into its run, the Bear is giving the series the benefit of the doubt, and calling it a likely renewal, but it’ll depend on how much of that 0.9 rating “Bless This Mess” can retain moving forward, for the Bear to feel comfortable leaving it as one.
|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.