Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 22 of the 2018-19 season, and some thoughts on the so far successful return of the network’s Matt LeBlanc-led comedy.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|The Big Bang Theory||Final season||2.29||1.69|
|God Friended Me||Renewed||0.93||0.33|
|The Neighborhood (O)||Renewed||1.14||0.54|
|Happy Together (O)||DSW||0.85||0.25|
|Madam Secretary (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.59||-0,01|
|S.W.A.T.||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.79||0.19|
|Bull (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.79||0.19|
|SEAL Team (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.84||0.24|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.86||0.26|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.87||0.27|
|FAM (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.94||0.34|
|Man with a Plan (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.00||0.40|
|MacGyver (F) (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.73||0.44|
|Hawaii Five-O (F) (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.81||0.56|
|Blue Bloods (F) (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.81||0.56|
|NCIS (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.29||0.69|
Just a few weeks into its third season, and “Man with a Plan” looks to be in good shape this year.
Airing after “The Neighborhood” Monday nights, the Matt LeBlanc-led comedy has been doing well for itself so far this season. With a 1.0 live + same day average rating in the adults 18-49 demo, it’s one of the network’s highest-rated comedies, and is performing on par with its previous season.
Now, there’s still plenty of time for “Man with a Plan’s” standing to change before its season is over, but so far, with a strong ratings hold season-to-season, the Bear believes it has a good shot at coming back again next year.
In other news, CBS handed out a 2-season renewal to “Young Sheldon” last week, confirming the Bear’s suspicion that it’ll maintain a strong presence in the network’s lineup next season, especially with the upcoming conclusion of “The Big Bang Theory” in May.
|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.