Here are NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 8 of the 2018-19 season, including how a trio of titles have all earned their place as likely renewals.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Will & Grace (O) Renewed 0.83 0.23
I Feel Bad (O) DSW 0.55 -0.05
Midnight, Texas (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 0.40 -0.03
Blindspot (F) 🐻 🐻 0.43 0.01
The Good Place (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.84 0.24
Superstore (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.89 0.29
Law & Order: SVU (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.94 0.34
Chicago PD (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.14 0.54
Chicago Med (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.21 0.61
Chicago Fire (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.31 0.71
New Amsterdam (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.39 0.79
Manifest 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.54 0.94
This is Us 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 2.30 1.70

 

It’s no stretch to say that NBC’s decision to program “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Chicago Med” back-to-back-to-back Wednesday nights has paid off well for the network so far this season.

With 1.31, 1.21, and 1.14 averages among adults 18-49, all three have landed in the network’s top 6, and have been holding well week-to-week. Combined, they’ve been giving NBC some consistent total viewer wins Wednesday nights, and the Bear doesn’t think the network will want to disrupt that programming block next year.

In other news, the Bear is also keeping “This is Us” as a sure bet for renewal, while freshman titles, “Manifest” and “New Amsterdam,” remain likely to be renewed.

Key:

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.

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