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.

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.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

The Cancel Bear is a bear who tracks and devours low-rated TV shows.

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