Here are FOX’s renew/cancel standings for week 12 of the 2018-19 season, and why one veteran comedy remains a likely renewal.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
REL (O) 🐻 0.63 0.03
The Gifted (O) 🐻 🐻 0.69 0.09
Lethal Weapon 🐻 🐻 0.70 0.10
The Resident (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.99 0.39
Family Guy (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.14 0.54
Star (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.17 0.57
Bob’s Burgers (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.20 0.60
9-1-1 (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.38 0.78
The Cool Kids (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.00 0.83
The Simpsons (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.51 0.91
Empire (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.53 0.93
Last Man Standing (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.28 1.23

 

Since most of FOX’s shows have already gone on winter hiatus, the Bear is taking this week to give an easy call on one of the network’s longest-running shows.

Like all of FOX’s animated comedies, the Bear thinks “Bob’s Burgers” is likely to be renewed for another season. With an average 1.20 live + same day rating in adults 18-49 so far this year, the series has actually experienced a small uptick from its previous season’s 1.01 average.

Along with “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” it remains an integral part in the network’s steady Sunday night lineup, and the Bear doesn’t see FOX wanting to part ways with “Bob’s Burgers” this year.

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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