Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 6 of the 2018-19 season, as TV’s highest-rated drama remains a sure bet to be renewed.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Will & Grace (O)||Renewed||0.86||0.26|
|I Feel Bad (O)||DSW||0.56||-0.16|
|Midnight, Texas (F) (O)||🐻 🐻||0.40||-0.03|
|Blindspot (F)||🐻 🐻||0.43||0.01|
|The Good Place (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.85||0.25|
|Superstore (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.88||0.28|
|Law & Order: SVU (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.97||0.37|
|Chicago PD (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.17||0.57|
|Chicago Med (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.22||0.62|
|Chicago Fire (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.32||0.72|
|New Amsterdam (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.43||0.83|
|Manifest||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.70||1.10|
|This is Us||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||2.35||1.75|
It’s true that “This is Us” is down slightly from its second season’s adults 18-49 average. It’s also true that it’s still the highest-rated show on TV right now, and continues to draw some of broadcast’s biggest gains in delayed viewing. The Bear can’t imagine NBC wanting to part ways with it any time soon, making it a sure bet to be renewed.
In other news, The Bear has officially moved “I Feel Bad” from a sure bet to be canceled to a Dead Show Walking. He had been leaning towards that decision anyways, but with the news today that NBC will not be extending its initial 13-episode order, the Bear feels like it’s only a matter of time before the show is put to rest.
The Bear also still considers both “Midnight, Texas” and “Blindspot” likely cancellations this season, especially with the former staying below replacement level in its second week.
|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.