CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 26 of the 2016-17 season assess the state of the network’s 10 o’clock shows.

Here are the standings, and here’s an explanation of the Bear’s methodology.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Elementary (O) 🐻 🐻 0.66 -0.04
Pure Genius Canceled 0.85 0.15
Doubt (O) Canceled 0.7 0.0
Training Day 🐻 0.75 0.05
Code Black (O) 🐻 🐻 0.97 0.27
The Odd Couple (O) 🐻 🐻 1.01 0.31
Ransom (Sat.) 🐻 🐻 0.43 -0.09
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (O) 🐻 🐻 0.9 0.2
Life in Pieces 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.31 0.61
Criminal Minds (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.41 0.71
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.19 1.00
Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.21 1.03
MacGyver (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.11 0.89
Mom 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.45 0.75
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.35 0.65
2 Broke Girls 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.34 0.64
Man with a Plan (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.32 0.62
Superior Donuts (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.34 0.64
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.51 0.81
The Great Indoors (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.53 0.83
Kevin Can Wait (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.73 1.03
The Big Bang Theory Renewed 3.27 2.57
Madam Secretary (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.93 0.23
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.21 0.51
Scorpion (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.22 0.52
NCIS (O) Renewed 1.8 1.1

 

Three shows that CBS has aired at 10 o’clock this season will be back next fall — “Scorpion,” “NCIS: New Orleans” and “Blue Bloods” (which moves up from likely renewal to sure thing this week) are in no danger.

The other 10 p.m. slots will need some help. No, make that a lot of help.

Outside of those three veteran shows, the final hour of primetime has been a disaster this season. Six shows have aired at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights, and of those only “Code Black” has reached a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 (and then only if you round up).

CBS doesn’t have much of a bubble; per usual, most of its shows will be back. But it may have more work than usual to do to rebuild next season.

Key:

DSW Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceledΒ yet still airing
🐻 sure bet to be canceled by May 2017
🐻 🐻 likely to be canceled by May 2017
🐻 🐻 🐻 tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2017
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 likely to be renewed by May 2017
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 sure bet to be renewed by May 2017

 

TheΒ Renew/Cancel IndexΒ 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 2016-17 season, replacement level is a 0.7 same-day rating in adults 18-49 for the Big 4 networks and a 0.2 for The CW. (Read more here.) The index number is taken by subtracting 0.7 (or 0.2) 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. Any scripted show on Saturdays will use the same formula.

Shows that have ended their seasonsΒ have their R/C Index number frozen at the point of their finalΒ 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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