Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 10 of the 2017-18 season. They consider one of the longest-running shows currently on TV.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|The Blacklist||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.93||0.23|
|The Brave||🐻 🐻||1.02||0.32|
|Great News (O)||🐻 🐻||0.97||0.27|
|Law & Order True Crime (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||1.04||0.34|
|Blindspot (F)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.68||0.27|
|Chicago PD (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.16||0.46|
|Superstore (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.15||0.45|
|Law & Order: SVU (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.27||0.57|
|The Good Place (O)||Renewed||1.17||0.47|
|Chicago Fire (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.18||0.48|
|Chicago Med (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.30||0.60|
|Will & Grace (O)||Renewed||1.98||1.28|
|This Is Us||Renewed||2.79||2.09|
A third of the way through its 19th season, “Law & Order: SVU” is the No. 3-rated drama on NBC, behind “This Is Us” (by a couple hundredths of a point) “Chicago Med.”
That is pretty darn impressive. It also goes almost without saying that “SVU” is a very likely renewal for next season. This is a show that (probably) will get to call its ending.
The Bear says “probably” because the original “Law & Order” came to an unceremonious end back in 2010 when NBC and producer Dick Wolf couldn’t come to terms. There’s perhaps some chance that could happen again, but the Bear has to believe NBC won’t make that mistake again.
“SVU” should get to match its predecessor’s 20 seasons next year.
|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 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.