Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 2 of the 2019-20 season.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|The Good Place (O)||Final Season||0.65||0.15|
|This is Us||Renewed||1.75||1.25|
|Perfect Harmony||🐻 🐻||0.50||0.00|
|Bluff City Law||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.75||0.25|
|Law & Order: SVU (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.70||0.20|
|The Blacklist (F)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.50||0.22|
|Superstore (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.80||0.30|
|New Amsterdam (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.90||0.40|
|Chicago Med (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.05||0.55|
|Chicago P.D. (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.05||0.55|
|Chicago Fire (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.10||0.60|
The Bear is having a hard time seeing the positives in “Sunnyside.”
The rookie NBC comedy is this fall’s lowest-rated freshman title, with only a 0.35 average live + same day rating in the adults 18-49 demo. It’s NBC’s lowest-rated scripted series, and all in all, is the biggest disappointment of the fall. With those kinds of numbers behind it, the Bear doesn’t see it surviving for very long.
So, only two weeks into its run, “Sunnyside” is a sure bet to be canceled this season.
Things aren’t looking much better for fellow freshman comedy, “Perfect Harmony,” which has been putting up similarly disappointing numbers so far. It’s doing just slightly better than “Sunnyside,” hence why it’s sitting a little higher in the renew/cancel standings, but there’s not much keeping “Perfect Harmony” from falling into the same territory as “Sunnyside.”
|DSW||Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing|
|🐻||sure bet to be canceled by May 2020|
|🐻 🐻||likely to be canceled by May 2020|
|🐻 🐻 🐻||tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2020|
|🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||likely to be renewed by May 2020|
|🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||sure bet to be renewed by May 2020|
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 2019-20 season, replacement level is a 0.5 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 0.5 (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.