Here are The CW’s renew/cancel standings for week 6 of the 2019-20 season.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Dynasty||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.10||0.00|
|Charmed||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.20||0.10|
|Nancy Drew||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.20||0.10|
|All American||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.23||0.13|
|Black Lightning||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.23||0.13|
|Supergirl||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.26||0.16|
|Legacies||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.27||0.17|
|Riverdale||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.28||0.18|
|Batwoman||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.34||0.24|
|The Flash||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.53||0.43|
Four episodes into its run, and “Nancy Drew” isn’t doing particularly well in the ratings.
The series is currently the CW’s lowest-rated rookie series, with a 0.2 L+SD average in the adults 18-49 demo. On any other network, “Nancy Drew” would already be dead in the water. But this is the CW we’re talking about, which means the show’s poor linear ratings performance doesn’t matter.
“Nancy Drew” is a likely renewal, just like every other CW series on the air right now, excluding “Arrow” and “Supernatural,” which are currently airing their final seasons.
Not only does “Nancy Drew” benefit from being based on a pre-existing property, but it’s also already been picked up for a full season by the network. Plus, it’s airing on the CW, which means it’s got as good a shot at being renewed as any show could possibly hope for.
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.