Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 26 of the 2018-19 season.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Midnight, Texas (F) (O)||Canceled||0.40||-0.03|
|Will & Grace (O)||Renewed||0.74||0.14|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine (O)||Renewed||0.79||0.19|
|The Good Place (O)||Renewed||0.83||0.23|
|The Blacklist (F)||Renewed||0.60||0.26|
|Chicago PD (O)||Renewed||1.14||0.54|
|New Amsterdam (O)||Renewed||1.18||0.58|
|Chicago Med (O)||Renewed||1.24||0.64|
|Chicago Fire (O)||Renewed||1.26||0.66|
|I Feel Bad (O)||DSW||0.49||-0.11|
|A.P. Bio (O)||🐻 🐻||0.50||-0.10|
|Good Girls (O)||🐻 🐻||0.60||0.00|
|Blindspot (F)||🐻 🐻||0.49||0.10|
|The Village (O)||🐻 🐻||0.80||0.20|
|Law & Order: SVU (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.87||0.27|
|The Enemy Within (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.95||0.35|
|Manifest||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.25||0.65|
|This is Us||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||2.04||1.44|
The Bear has some unfortunate news for NBC’s newest scripted title.
“The Village” is only one week into its first season, and already, the series is likely to be canceled. With its premiere scoring only a 0.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, the rookie drama is NBC’s second-lowest-rated freshman title of the season, ahead of only “I Feel Bad.”
To put it simply, a 0.8 premiere rating just isn’t good enough to give the show a believable shot at a second season. Assuming, as of right now, the show doesn’t manage some kind of miraculous ratings upswing in the coming weeks, the Bear is just going to go ahead and call it like he sees it – “The Village” won’t be coming back next year.
|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.