Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 31 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||0.80||0.20|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||Renewed||0.86||0.26|
|God Friended Me||Renewed||0.89||0.29|
|The Neighborhood (O)||Renewed||1.11||0.51|
|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)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.87||0.27|
|Life in Pieces||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.87||0.27|
|MacGyver (F) (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.71||0.42|
|Hawaii Five-O (F) (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.80||0.54|
“Man with a Plan” may have experienced a bit of a ratings decline since the last time the Bear talked about it, but the Bear doesn’t think it has had much of an effect on the comedy’s chances at a fourth season.
The Matt LeBlanc-led title has been averaging a 0.87 live + same day rating among adults 18-49, down from both the 1.1 and 1.0s it kicked off its season with and from its second season’s 1.0 L+SD average. But with that being said, “Man with a Plan” is still in a good enough position in the ratings for a third-year show, to get it at least another year.
So thanks to both the show’s solid ratings performance this season, and the added advantage it gets for falling under the third season rule, the Bear is calling “Man with a Plan” a likely renewal.
|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.