Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 5 of the 2018-19 season, and why one freshman drama has earned its place as a likely renewal.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
The Big Bang Theory Final season 2.27 1.67
Madam Secretary (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.60 0.00
S.W.A.T. 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.72 0.12
Criminal Minds 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.73 0.13
SEAL Team (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.83 0.23
Happy Together (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.93 0.33
Magnum P.I. 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.94 0.34
Murphy Brown 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.96 0.36
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.82 0.22
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.90 0.30
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.96 0.36
MacGyver (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.70 0.40
God Friended Me 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.02 0.42
FBI 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.10 0.50
Hawaii Five-O (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.80 0.54
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.80 0.54
The Neighborhood (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.15 0.55
Mom 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.28 0.68
NCIS (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.32 0.72
Young Sheldon 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.72 1.12

 

“God Friended Me” hasn’t put up any kind of otherworldly numbers throughout its first five weeks, but it has been enough of a solid performer for the Bear to consider it a likely renewal.

Apart from this past Sunday, when it faced both the World Series finale and “Sunday Night Football” and was predictably down as a result, “God Friended Me” has consistently been CBS’ highest-rated scripted show Sunday nights so far this season.

The show has also already been given a full-season order, and with a 1.0 average live + same day rating among adults 18-49, is one of the network’s top three freshman fall titles. So, as of right now, the Bear thinks “God Friended Me” has a good chance at returning next season.

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.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

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

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