Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 4 of the 2017-18 season, which examine a mediocre start for a new drama.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Me, Myself & I 🐻 🐻 1.1 0.4
Madam Secretary (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.77 0.07
Scorpion (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.85 0.15
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.03 0.33
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.13 0.43
Criminal Minds (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.13 0.43
Wisdom of the Crowd 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.13 0.43
SEAL Team (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.25 0.55
9JKL (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.4 0.7
MacGyver (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.8 0.44
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.25 0.55
Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.03 0.77
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.98 0.70
NCIS (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.45 0.75
Kevin Can Wait (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.48 0.78
Young Sheldon 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 3.8 3.1
The Big Bang Theory Renewed 3.25 2.55

 

It’s a risky move, calling your show “Wisdom of the Crowd.” If it doesn’t draw a big audience, the snarky headlines practically write themselves.

Time will tell for the show, but the early returns are looking like another rejection of the tech-genius procedural, a la “APB” and “Pure Genius” last year. “Wisdom of the Crowd” isn’t exactly stinking things up, but it’s not doing all that well either.

Through four episodes, the show is averaging just above a 1.1 in adults 18-49. That’s down more than 25 percent from what “NCIS: LA” did through four episodes last season, even with a couple weeks of NFL-boosted lead-ins.

Count “Wisdom of the Crowd” as a pretty soft tossup for now, subject to a downgrade if its lackluster pace doesn’t pick up some.

Key:

DSW Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing
🐻 sure bet to be canceled by May 2018
🐻 🐻 likely to be canceled by May 2018
🐻 🐻 🐻 tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2018
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 likely to be renewed by May 2018
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 sure bet to be renewed by May 2018

 

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 2016-17 season, replacement level is a 0.7 same-day rating in adults 18-49 for the Big 4 networks and a 0.2 for The CW. (Read more here.) The index number is taken by subtracting 0.7 (or 0.2) 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. Any scripted show on Saturdays will use the same formula.

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.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

The Cancel Bear is a bear who tracks and devours low-rated TV shows.

blog comments powered by Disqus