Here are FOX’s renew/cancel standings for week 10 of the 2018-19 season, and why “Star” doesn’t have anything to worry about.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
REL (O) 🐻 0.61 0.01
The Gifted (O) 🐻 🐻 0.69 0.09
Lethal Weapon 🐻 🐻 0.70 0.10
The Resident (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.99 0.39
Family Guy (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.10 0.50
Bob’s Burgers (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.13 0.53
Star (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.17 0.57
The Simpsons (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.37 0.77
9-1-1 (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.38 0.78
The Cool Kids (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.04 0.89
Empire (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.53 0.93
Last Man Standing (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.34 1.32

 

“Star” may be down from its second season’s 1.32 average, but the show has still done more than enough to secure itself a place in FOX’s schedule next year.

Airing immediately after “Empire,” the pair have helped the network to a fair amount of Wednesday night wins so far this season. The show is benefitting from the third season rule as well, and with syndication not far off, the Bear doesn’t think “Star” is going anywhere, for now.

In other news, “9-1-1” and “The Resident” closed out their 2018 runs in steady fashion last week, and both remain likely renewals, despite taking some hits in their last few episodes. 

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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