Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 6 of the 2018-19 season. A certain revival doesn’t look like it’ll stick around for very long either.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
The Big Bang Theory Final season 2.24 1.64
Happy Together (O) 🐻 🐻 0.92 0.32
Murphy Brown 🐻 🐻 0.93 0.33
Madam Secretary (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.58 -0.18
S.W.A.T. 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.72 0.12
Criminal Minds 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.72 0.12
SEAL Team (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.82 0.22
Magnum P.I. 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.92 0.32
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.83 0.23
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.90 0.30
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.92 0.32
God Friended Me 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.98 0.38
MacGyver (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.72 0.43
FBI 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.08 0.48
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.80 0.54
The Neighborhood (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.14 0.54
Hawaii Five-O (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.82 0.57
Mom 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.27 0.67
NCIS (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.32 0.72
Young Sheldon 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.71 1.11

 

The Bear doesn’t think the return of “Murphy Brown” will be a long one.

The Candice Bergen-led revival’s ratings have been OK, at best, so far this season. But with CBS sticking to its original plan, and keeping the show’s revival season to just 13 episodes, the Bear remains unconvinced it has done enough to secure a place for itself next season.

The Bear feels similarly about “Happy Together,” which still has yet to receive an order for any additional episodes from CBS. It’s the network’s lowest-rated comedy, with a 0.92 L+SD average, and the more time passes without news of a full-season pickup or extension – the slimmer “Happy Together’s” chances of getting renewed will become.

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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