Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 1 of the 2018-19 season, as two series debuts fail to impress and one freshman drama’s premiere hints at a promising future.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
S.W.A.T. 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.7 0.1
Murphy Brown 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.1 0.5
Magnum P.I. 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.2 0.6
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.9 0.3
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.0 0.4
MacGyver (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.7 0.4
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.1 0.5
Hawaii Five-O (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.9 0.69
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.9 0.69
God Friended Me 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.3 0.7
FBI 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.3 0.7
Mom 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.3 0.7
NCIS (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.4 0.8
Young Sheldon 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.7 1.1
The Big Bang Theory Final season 2.5 1.9

 

“FBI” may not have been a massive premiere week breakout, but the Bear thinks it did well enough for itself to secure a second season.

The new drama’s 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 tied with “God Friended Me” (another likely renewal) as CBS’ best series debuts of the first week. It maintained most of its “NCIS” lead-in Tuesday night, and assuming it doesn’t lose too much of an audience in the coming weeks, should be able to carve out a place for itself in CBS’ lineup again next year.

That may not be the case for the network’s “Murphy Brown” (1.1) revival and “Magnum P.I.” (1.2) reboot, both of which had disappointing premieres, with the latter losing quite a bit of its “Young Sheldon” lead-in Monday night. Right now, they’re both renewal tossups, but if either experience steady ratings losses over the coming weeks, then the likelihood of the pair returning next year could continue to dwindle.

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.

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