Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 27 of the 2018-19 season.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|The Big Bang Theory||Final season||2.28||1.68|
|God Friended Me||Renewed||0.90||0.30|
|The Neighborhood (O)||Renewed||1.13||0.53|
|Happy Together (O)||DSW||0.85||0.25|
|FAM (O)||🐻 🐻||0.90||0.30|
|Ransom (Sat.)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.27||-0.33|
|Madam Secretary (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.58||-0.02|
|Bull (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.78||0.18|
|S.W.A.T.||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.79||0.19|
|SEAL Team (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.81||0.21|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.84||0.24|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.88||0.28|
|Man with a Plan (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.90||0.30|
|MacGyver (F) (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.72||0.43|
|Blue Bloods (F) (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.80||0.54|
|Hawaii Five-O (F) (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.81||0.56|
|NCIS (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.27||0.67|
Similar to “S.W.A.T.,” CBS’ “SEAL Team” may not be one of the network’s strongest ratings performers, but the Bear believes its consistent performance this season will be enough to bring it back again in the fall.
The sophomore drama series has averaged a 0.81 live + same day rating among adults 18-49 so far this season, which like many shows this year, is down from its first season’s average.
Despite that year-to-year hit, “SEAL Team” has consistently scored 0.8 and 0.9 ratings throughout its second season, and unlike “S.W.A.T.,” has the added advantage of being CBS-owned. The show has suffered a bit in recent weeks, thanks to some lackluster freshman unscripted titles as its lead-ins, but the Bear still considers it likely to be renewed.
|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.