Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 4 of the 2018-19 season, including how some recent full-season pickups have hurt one freshman show’s renewal chances.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
The Big Bang Theory Final season 2.26 1.66
Madam Secretary (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.60 0.00
S.W.A.T. 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.73 0.13
Criminal Minds 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.73 0.13
SEAL Team (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.83 0.23
Happy Together (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.93 0.33
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.93 0.33
Magnum P.I. 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.98 0.38
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.00 0.40
Murphy Brown 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.00 0.40
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.83 0.23
MacGyver (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.73 0.44
God Friended Me 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.10 0.50
FBI 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.13 0.53
The Neighborhood (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.17 0.57
Hawaii Five-O (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.83 0.59
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.83 0.59
Mom 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.30 0.70
NCIS (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.35 0.75
Young Sheldon 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.72 1.12

 

“Happy Together” may get separated before it can return for a second season, as the Bear moves it from a likely renewal to a tossup.

The rookie comedy has been averaging a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49, tying with “Magnum P.I.” as CBS’ lowest-rated freshman show of the fall. But to make matters worse, it remains the only rookie title on CBS’ roster to not have received a full-season order yet, after the network made a string of pickups late last week. So unless the show’s ratings start to improve or CBS commits to a full season sometime soon, don’t be surprised if the Bear demotes it to a likely cancellation.

In other news, the Bear feels even better about calling “The Neighborhood” and “God Friended Me” likely renewals, after the pair were picked up for full-seasons last week. Although, he still remains unsure about the future of “Magnum P.I.,” despite it having also received a full-season order, and will be keeping it as a tossup for the time being.

Key:

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.

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