Here are FOX’s renew/cancel standings for week 26 of the 2017-18 season.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|The Exorcist (F) (O)||🐻 🐻||0.41||-0.11|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||🐻 🐻||0.69||-0.01|
|The Mick (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.74||0.04|
|The Last Man on Earth (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.87||0.17|
|Gotham||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.83||0.13|
|Lethal Weapon||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.04||0.34|
|LA to Vegas (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.8||0.1|
|The Resident (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.13||0.43|
|Bob’s Burgers (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.21||0.51|
|Family Guy (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.24||0.54|
|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|
|Empire (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.92||1.22|
|The Orville (O)||Renewed||0.99||0.29|
|The Simpsons (O)||Renewed||1.74||1.04|
The good news for “LA to Vegas” is that its numbers haven’t fallen any since the switch to daylight saving time, which often depresses ratings (though less so later in the evening, when the show airs).
The bad news is that it hasn’t budged from its season-low 0.7 since two weeks before the time change. The Bear had hoped to have some clarity on the show by now, but it’s not to be, particularly with the changes on the horizon for FOX.
An uptick from recent performances might be enough to earn “LA to Vegas” a renewal. On the flip side, any decreases might doom it. The Bear will be patient for another couple of weeks.
|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.