Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 29 of the 2018-19 season.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|The Big Bang Theory||Final season||2.26||1.66|
|God Friended Me||Renewed||0.89||0.29|
|The Neighborhood (O)||Renewed||1.12||0.52|
|Blue Bloods (F) (O)||Renewed||0.79||0.53|
|Happy Together (O)||DSW||0.85||0.25|
|The Code (O)||🐻 🐻||0.70||0.10|
|FAM (O)||🐻 🐻||0.88||0.28|
|Ransom (Sat.)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.29||-0.31|
|Madam Secretary (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.57||-0.03|
|Bull (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.77||0.17|
|S.W.A.T.||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.79||0.19|
|SEAL Team (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.79||0.19|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.82||0.22|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.88||0.28|
|Man with a Plan (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.89||0.29|
|MacGyver (F) (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.71||0.42|
|Hawaii Five-O (F) (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.80||0.54|
Before the Bear gets into his main topic of discussion for CBS today, he did want to quickly acknowledge the renewals of both “NCIS” and “Blue Bloods.” Neither announcements were surprises, as the Bear had predicted that both shows would be renewed.
Unfortunately for “The Code,” the Bear has considerably less confidence in its future. The newest CBS drama premiered with little fanfare last week, grabbing just a 0.7 live + same day rating in the adults 18-49 demo.
That kind of debut rating isn’t enough for “The Code” to earn itself a place as a likely renewal, and barring any unexpected ratings improvements in the coming weeks, the Bear doesn’t think the series has much of a shot of moving up in the standings either. “The Code” is likely to be canceled.
|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.