Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 6 of the 2019-20 season.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Sunnyside (O) Canceled 0.33 -0.17
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
Perfect Harmony 🐻 0.45 -0.05
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.

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