Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 3 of the 2017-18 season. The Bear sees good things for a second-year show.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|The Blacklist||🐻 🐻 🐻||1.03||0.33|
|The Brave||🐻 🐻 🐻||1.17||0.47|
|Great News (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||1.1||0.4|
|Law & Order True Crime (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻||1.27||0.57|
|Chicago PD (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.23||0.53|
|Superstore (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.2||0.5|
|Law & Order: SVU (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.3||0.6|
|The Good Place (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.27||0.57|
|Chicago Fire (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.27||0.57|
|Will & Grace (O)||Renewed||2.27||1.57|
|This Is Us||Renewed||3.27||2.57|
About a season and a half into its life, “The Good Place” likely has approached its ceiling in terms of ratings. Its numbers so far this season are similar to what they were last year.
Last season, those numbers were good enough to earn a renewal. Things shouldn’t be any different this time out.
“The Good Place” is currently NBC’s No. 2-rated comedy. “Will & Grace” hasn’t shown it has any real kind of halo, so the fact that “The Good Place” is basically steady with last season works in its favor.
Expect NBC to book a third visit to “The Good Place” next season.
|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.