Here are The CW’s renew/cancel standings for week 4 of the 2019-20 season.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Dynasty||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.10||0.00|
|Charmed||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.20||0.10|
|All American||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.25||0.15|
|Black Lightning||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.25||0.15|
|Nancy Drew||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.25||0.15|
|Legacies||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.30||0.20|
|Supergirl||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.30||0.20|
|Riverdale||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.30||0.20|
|Batwoman||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.37||0.27|
|The Flash||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.55||0.45|
Coming off a TV season where it renewed every single one of its freshman series, the Bear isn’t quite sure what it would take for the CW to cancel a show at this point.
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise then that “Batwoman,” which is the CW’s latest addition to its ever-growing superhero lineup, is a likely renewal. By CW standards, the series has done pretty well in the ratings, averaging a 0.37 live + same day rating in the adults 18-49 demo across its first three episodes.
That makes it, currently, the CW’s second-highest-rated series, behind only “The Flash.” But, if the Bear is being completely honest, “Batwoman” could be scoring a string of 0.2 or 0.1s and it’d still be a likely renewal. There’s no way the CW will be saying goodbye to its latest superhero series after just one season, especially after giving it a full-season order earlier today.
Note: All of The CW’s shows are produced by network owners CBS and Warner Bros., so the (O) designation (see below) is immaterial.
|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.
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. There is little variance for The CW on Friday, so the multiplier is not used.
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.