Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 16 of the 2018-19 season, and how “Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s” debut on NBC could be a sign of good things to come for the beloved comedy.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Will & Grace (O) Renewed 0.79 0.19
The Good Place (O) Renewed 0.84 0.24
Midnight, Texas (F) (O) Canceled 0.40 -0.03
I Feel Bad (O) DSW 0.49 -0.11
Blindspot (F) 🐻 🐻 0.47 0.07
The Blacklist (F) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.70 0.40
Superstore (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.87 0.27
Law & Order: SVU (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.90 0.30
Chicago PD (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.12 0.52
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.20 0.60
Chicago Med (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.22 0.62
Chicago Fire (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.29 0.69
New Amsterdam (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.29 0.69
Manifest 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.41 0.81
This is Us 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 2.22 1.62

 

NBC saved “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” from cancellation last year, and based solely on the show’s season 6 premiere last week, it looks like the network made the right decision in doing so.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” earned a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 with its premiere, which marked a 2-year high for the Andy Samberg-led comedy. It’s also the highest rating that any of NBC’s Thursday night comedies have scored this season, and makes “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (currently) the network’s highest-rated comedy title.

Unless the show experiences some kind of sharp ratings decline in the future, the Bear feels confident in calling “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” a likely renewal.

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 2018
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 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.

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