Here are FOX’s renew/cancel standings for week 2 of the 2019-20 season.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Empire Final Season 0.95 0.45
The Simpsons Renewed 1.50 1.00
Almost Family 🐻 🐻 0.70 0.20
The Resident 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.75 0.25
Family Guy 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.80 0.30
Bob’s Burgers 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.85 0.35
Bless the Harts 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.95 0.45
Prodigal Son 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.00 0.50
911 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.60 1.10


“Prodigal Son” hasn’t been on the air all that long, but already things are looking good for the series.

This fall’s freshman TV lineup hasn’t featured any breakout hits, with most of the shows being welcomed with lukewarm ratings across the board. But with that being said, a few solid performers have emerged from this year’s mostly disappointing pack, and “Prodigal Son” is one of them.

The series has averaged a 1.0 live + same day rating in the adults 18-49 demo, making it the fall’s highest-rated rookie title. In case that wasn’t enough, “Prodigal Son” is also the first freshman series of the fall to receive a full season pickup by its network.

There’s always the chance that “Prodigal Son” could experience a drastic ratings decline in the coming weeks, but the Bear doesn’t see that happening anytime soon. To put it simply, “Prodigal Son” is likely to be renewed.


DSW Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing
🐻 sure bet to be canceled by May 2020
🐻 🐻 likely to be canceled by May 2020
🐻 🐻 🐻 tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2020
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 likely to be renewed by May 2020
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 sure bet to be renewed by May 2020


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 2019-20 season, replacement level is a 0.5 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 0.5 (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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