Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 23 of the 2018-19 season. Fans of a certain long-running drama don’t have any reason to worry about its future either.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|The Big Bang Theory||Final season||2.29||1.69|
|God Friended Me||Renewed||0.91||0.31|
|The Neighborhood (O)||Renewed||1.14||0.54|
|Happy Together (O)||DSW||0.85||0.25|
|Madam Secretary (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.59||-0.01|
|Bull (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.79||0.19|
|FAM (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.93||0.33|
|S.W.A.T.||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.79||0.19|
|SEAL Team (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.84||0.24|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.85||0.25|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.88||0.28|
|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|
As CBS continues finalizing its 2019-20 roster, the Bear thinks the network will keep a certain night of programming relatively untouched.
With a solid 0.81 live + same day average rating among adults 18-49, “Hawaii Five-O” is likely to be renewed for another season. Barring any behind-the-scenes creative decisions that could bring an end to the series, the Bear doesn’t see why CBS would want to say goodbye to it this year.
Since both “MacGyver” and “Blue Bloods” are considered likely renewals as well, the Bear has a good feeling that CBS’ primetime Friday night lineup will remain the same later this fall.
|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.