Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 30 of the 2018-19 season.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|The Big Bang Theory||Final season||2.24||1.64|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||Renewed||0.82||0.22|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||Renewed||0.88||0.28|
|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)||🐻 🐻||0.60||0.00|
|FAM (O)||🐻 🐻||0.88||0.28|
|Ransom (Sat.)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.28||-0.32|
|Madam Secretary (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.57||-0.03|
|Bull (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.76||0.16|
|SEAL Team (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.78||0.18|
|S.W.A.T.||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.79||0.19|
|Man with a Plan (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.89||0.29|
|Life in Pieces||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.90||0.30|
|MacGyver (F) (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.71||0.42|
|Hawaii Five-O (F) (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.80||0.54|
As most of you already know, both “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “NCIS: New Orleans” were renewed by CBS for the 2019-20 season earlier this week, as the Bear had predicted they would be. They mark CBS’ tenth and eleventh renewals of the season so far.
At the start of its fourth season too, the Bear thinks “Life in Pieces” has an OK shot at being renewed for a fifth. Airing two episodes on its premiere night, the veteran comedy series has returned with a 0.9 live + same day average in the adults 18-49 demo, making it CBS’ highest-rated title on the air right now, that hasn’t already been renewed for another season.
Now, that 0.9 average is down two-tenths from the 1.1 that the show averaged in its third season, but considering how many shows this season suffered a similar drop year-to-year, the Bear doesn’t think its enough of a drop to hurt the series’ renewal chances all that much.
In other words, if “Life in Pieces” can stay close to that 0.9 average in the coming weeks, then it should remain a strong contender 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.