Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 30 of the 2017-18 season.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Taken (F) (O) DSW 0.44 -0.07
The Brave 🐻 🐻 0.91 0.21
Great News (O) 🐻 🐻 0.73 0.03
Champions (O) 🐻 🐻 0.53 -0.17
Timeless 🐻 🐻 0.62 -0.08
AP Bio (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.76 0.06
The Blacklist 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.94 0.24
Law & Order True Crime (O) 🐻 🐻 1.04 0.34
Rise (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.92 0.22
Blindspot (F) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.65 0.23
Chicago PD (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.21 0.51
Superstore (O) Renewed 1.04 0.34
Law & Order: SVU (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.28 0.58
Good Girls (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.06 0.36
The Good Place (O) Renewed 1.11 0.41
Chicago Fire (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.09 0.39
Chicago Med (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.28 0.58
Will & Grace (O) Renewed 1.49 0.79
This Is Us Renewed 3.07 2.37

 

Indulge the Bear while he quotes himself from his first assessment of “Taken” this season, back in January: “Inexpensive IP isn’t magic — if no one watches, it’s going away.”

Well, no one watched “Taken,” relatively speaking, and now it’s going away. NBC has pulled the show for the remainder of the regular season and will play out the string on Saturdays starting May 26.

That, folks, is a Dead Show Walking. The announced return/burnoff date is the only thing keeping “Taken” from the Canceled column right now; that formality should be completed by NBC’s upfront on May 14.

Key:

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.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

The Cancel Bear is a bear who tracks and devours low-rated TV shows.

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