Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 30 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||0.75||0.15|
|The Good Place (O)||Renewed||0.83||0.23|
|The Blacklist (F)||Renewed||0.58||0.23|
|Good Girls (O)||Renewed||0.59||0.24|
|Law & Order: SVU (O)||Renewed||0.86||0.26|
|Chicago PD (O)||Renewed||1.14||0.54|
|New Amsterdam (O)||Renewed||1.12||0.52|
|Chicago Med (O)||Renewed||1.24||0.64|
|Chicago Fire (O)||Renewed||1.25||0.65|
|I Feel Bad (O)||DSW||0.49||-0.11|
|Abby’s (O)||🐻 🐻||0.45||-0.15|
|A.P. Bio (O)||🐻 🐻||0.50||-0.10|
|Blindspot (F)||🐻 🐻||0.47||0.07|
|The Village (O)||🐻 🐻||0.70||0.10|
|The Enemy Within (O)||🐻 🐻||0.83||0.23|
|This is Us||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||2.01||1.41|
With NBC having already renewed or canceled most of its shows this season, the Bear is taking this opportunity to check back in one of the network’s few titles that’s still waiting to hear its fate.
Unfortunately for “Blindspot” too, its chances at another season haven’t improved much since the last time the Bear gave it the spotlight. The Friday night drama has averaged a low 0.47 rating in the adults 18-49 demo this season, and with NBC pulling the show from its schedule until the end of May, “Blindspot’s” chances at returning for the 2019-20 season seem slim.
So, just like with “A.P. Bio,” “The Village,” “The Enemy Within,” and “Abby’s,” The Bear is calling it like he sees it – “Blindspot” is likely to be canceled.
|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.