Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 16 of the 2018-19 season, including where the network’s newest comedy has landed – after just one episode.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
The Big Bang Theory Final season 2.25 1.65
Criminal Minds Renewed 0.75 0.15
Happy Together (O) DSW 0.85 0.25
Murphy Brown DSW 0.85 0.25
Madam Secretary (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.61 0.01
S.W.A.T. 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.76 0.16
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.81 0.21
SEAL Team (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.84 0.24
Magnum P.I. 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.87 0.27
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.88 0.28
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.89 0.29
God Friended Me 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.95 0.35
MacGyver (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.71 0.42
FBI 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.06 0.46
The Neighborhood (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.09 0.49
Hawaii Five-O (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.81 0.56
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.82 0.57
FAM (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.20 0.60
Mom 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.24 0.64
NCIS (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.29 0.69
Young Sheldon 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.73 1.13

 

Nina Dobrev’s return to television was welcomed with some solid ratings on CBS last Thursday night.

The series premiere of the Dobrev-led “FAM” raked in a pretty good 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. While that’s not a big enough number to really make waves in the ratings, “FAM’s” debut did beat “Murphy Brown’s” premiere in the same time slot last fall by one-tenth.

Right now, that’s enough to tentatively place the series as a likely renewal, and should “FAM” avoid going too low moving forward, then its future will become considerably more secure.

In other news, the Bear has also moved “Bull” from a likely renewal to a tossup, due to reports of inappropriate conduct behind-the-scenes. Its ratings have been steady enough to earn it the renewal that CBS was likely hoping for going into this year, but the recent news make its future much less of a certainty.

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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