Here are The CW’s renew/cancel standings for week 8 of the 2018-19 season, with an easy call for one veteran superhero title.
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||Final Season||0.12||0.02|
|All American||🐻 🐻 🐻||0.26||0.16|
|Dynasty||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.18||0.08|
|DC’s Legends of Tomorrow||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.30||0.20|
|Legacies||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.33||0.23|
|Black Lightning||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.34||0.24|
|Charmed||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.35||0.25|
|Arrow||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.38||0.28|
|Supergirl||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.38||0.28|
|Supernatural||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.42||0.32|
|Riverdale||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.44||0.34|
|The Flash||🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻||0.70||0.60|
“The Flash” may be down slightly season-to-season, but with a 0.7 average so far this fall, it’s still the CW highest-rated show, and as a result, is a sure bet to be renewed.
The Bear also continues to feel confident about calling “Charmed” and “Legacies” likely renewals, though, he will be keeping a closer eye on “Legacies” in the coming weeks. “The Originals” spin-off seems to have leveled out at a 0.3, and if it can stick to that pattern moving forwards, the Bear thinks it has a good chance at coming back next year. Should it fall too far below that 0.3, however, its future will move into much more uncertain territory.
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 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.