CBS scripted average through Jan. 31: 1.63
CBS renew/cancel standings for week 19 of the 2015-16 season, featuring a bit of sunshine for a certain franchise:
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Mike & Molly||Final season||1.63||1.00|
|CSI: Cyber (O)||😥||0.87||0.53|
|The Good Wife (O)||😦 😦||1.08||0.66|
|Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O)||😦 😦||1.14||0.70|
|Elementary (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.03||0.63|
|Madam Secretary (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.3||0.80|
|Code Black (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.28||0.79|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.33||0.82|
|Angel from Hell (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.43||0.88|
|2 Broke Girls||😐 😐 😐||1.63||1.00|
|Blue Bloods (F) (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.25||0.77|
|Limitless (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.48||0.91|
|Mom||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.67||1.02|
|Criminal Minds (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.75||1.07|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.75||1.07|
|Scorpion (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.85||1.13|
|Supergirl||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.85||1.13|
|Life in Pieces||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||2.01||1.23|
|NCIS (O)||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||2.27||1.39|
|The Big Bang Theory||Renewed||3.94||2.42|
In the early part of the season, it was looking like “NCIS: Los Angeles” might be the odd one out in CBS’ franchise. The show got off to a bit of a rough start, not getting above a 1.3 in the first two months of the season.
There was an uptick in December against less competition, and in January its three episodes averaged a 1.57 same-day rating, right near CBS’ scripted average.
There are caveats here: January is a month with heavy TV usage, and the show obviously won’t get picked up just on the basis of three network-average episodes. “NCIS: LA” is still a tossup, but it’s looking a little better than it did in the fall.
|DSW||Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing|
|😥||sure bet to be canceled by May 2016|
|😦 😦||likely to be canceled by May 2016|
|😐 😐 😐||tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2016|
|🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||likely to be renewed by May 2016|
|😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||sure bet to be renewed by May 2016|
The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show’s new episode adults 18-49 ratings to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its network. It’s calculated by dividing a show’s new episode live+same-day adults 18-49 average rating by the live+same-day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show’s own network. Why live+same-day ratings? Because they correlate very closely with the rarely disclosed C3 ratings (viewing of commercials within three days of air), which are the basis for most ad deals.
Shows that have ended their seasons have their R/C Index number frozen at the point of their final episode.
(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays tend to be renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.
(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.