Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 2 of the 2019-20 season.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Madam Secretary (O) Final Season 0.40 -0.10
Mom Renewed 0.80 0.30
Young Sheldon Renewed 1.05 0.55
Evil (O) 🐻 🐻 0.60 0.10
All Rise 🐻 🐻 0.65 0.15
Carol’s Second Act (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.70 0.20
S.W.A.T. 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.60 0.10
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.65 0.15
SEAL Team (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.70 0.20
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.70 0.20
God Friended Me 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.80 0.20
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.75 0.25
The Unicorn (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.80 0.30
Bob Hearts Abishola 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.80 0.30
Magnum P.I. (F) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.60 0.36
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.60 0.36
The Neighborhood (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.90 0.40
FBI 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.95 0.45
Hawaii Five-O (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.70 0.50
NCIS (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.30 0.80

 

“Evil” has gotten off to a lackluster start in the ratings this fall.

The new CBS drama is currently the network’s lowest-rated rookie series of the season, with its first two episodes averaging only a 0.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demo. As a result, the Bear is calling “Evil” likely to be canceled, but there are a few things that could cause him to reverse that prediction.

For starters, the series is CBS-owned, which means it has a slightly better shot at getting renewed than something like “All Rise,” which has been performing on par with “Evil,” and is also a likely cancellation. Secondly, “Evil” also has the benefit of coming from Michelle and Robert King, two TV creators who CBS has maintained a notably good relationship with.

So, if “Evil” stays at its current level, but manages to make up for its poor L+SD performance in delayed viewing, then the Bear could see the Kings’ involvement in the series protecting it from a season one cancellation. But for now, since the series is sitting at the bottom of CBS’ freshman lineup, the Bear thinks it’s a likely cancellation.

Key:

DSW Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing
🐻 sure bet to be canceled by May 2020
🐻 🐻 likely to be canceled by May 2020
🐻 🐻 🐻 tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2020
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 likely to be renewed by May 2020
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 sure bet to be renewed by May 2020

 

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 2019-20 season, replacement level is a 0.5 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 0.5 (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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