Here are FOX’s renew/cancel standings for week 25 of the 2017-18 season.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
The Exorcist (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 0.41 -0.11
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 🐻 🐻 0.68 -0.02
The Mick (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.74 0.04
The Last Man on Earth (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.88 0.18
Gotham 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.84 0.14
Lethal Weapon 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.04 0.34
LA to Vegas (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.81 0.11
The Resident (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.16 0.46
Bob’s Burgers (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.24 0.54
Family Guy (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.27 0.57
Ghosted (O) 🐻 🐻 1.18 0.48
Lucifer 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.87 0.17
The Gifted (O) Renewed 1.01 0.31
Star (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.34 0.64
9-1-1 (O) Renewed 1.63 0.93
Empire (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.92 1.22
The Orville (O) Renewed 0.99 0.29
The Simpsons (O) Renewed 1.81 1.11

 

“Ghosted” was initially scheduled to return to FOX on March 11. Then the network decided to stunt-program vs. the “American Idol” premiere. Then FOX decided to put “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in the 8:30 Sunday slot, saying only that “Ghosted” will be back on “later in the season.”

The Bear isn’t sure when “Ghosted” will get back on the air. He is pretty sure the show won’t make it to 2018-19.

A network leaving roughly half a season of a series on the shelf, with no determined return date, is — allow the Bear a bit of understatement — not a good sign. Especially when most of those remaining episodes are the result of a mid-year retooling. The show is downgraded to likely cancellation.

Key:

DSW Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing
🐻 sure bet to be canceled by May 2018
🐻 🐻 likely to be canceled by May 2018
🐻 🐻 🐻 tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2018
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 likely to be renewed by May 2018
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 sure bet to be renewed by May 2018

 

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 2016-17 season, replacement level is a 0.7 same-day rating in adults 18-49 for the Big 4 networks and a 0.2 for The CW. (Read more here.) The index number is taken by subtracting 0.7 (or 0.2) 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 7 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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