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.
|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.