Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 6 of the 2019-20 season.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Will & Grace (O)||Final Season||0.55||0.05|
|The Good Place (O)||Final Season||0.62||0.12|
|This is Us||Renewed||1.60||1.10|
|Bluff City Law||🐻||0.60||0.10|
|Law & Order: SVU (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.65||0.15|
|The Blacklist (F)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.50||0.22|
|Superstore (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.78||0.28|
|New Amsterdam (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.85||0.35|
|Chicago P.D. (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.10||0.60|
|Chicago Med (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.18||0.68|
|Chicago Fire (O)||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||1.18||0.68|
The Bear doesn’t think “Superstore” has anything to worry about this year.
Similar to last year, the veteran comedy has remained one of NBC’s steadiest performers. It has averaged a consistent 0.78 live + same day rating among adults 18-49 this fall – making it the network’s highest-rated comedy.
Normally, that title alone would be enough to secure a show’s continued future, but “Superstore” has even more going for it than usual this year. Not only are both “The Good Place” and “Will & Grace” coming to an end, but “Sunnyside” has already been canceled and “Perfect Harmony” looks like it is heading for a similar fate.
So with three comedy titles already set to disappear from NBC’s lineup this year, and a fourth likely to be gone by the time the season is over too, the network will be in need of a reliable comedy title heading into the 2020-21 season. Not to mention, “Superstore” just had its season order extended by NBC this week.
For all those reasons and more, “Superstore” is a likely renewal.
|DSW||Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing|
|🐻||sure bet to be canceled by May 2020|
|🐻 🐻||likely to be canceled by May 2020|
|🐻 🐻 🐻||tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2020|
|🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||likely to be renewed by May 2020|
|🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||sure bet to be renewed by May 2020|
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 2019-20 season, replacement level is a 0.5 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 0.5 (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.