CBS scripted average through Feb. 7: 1.63
CBS renew/cancel standings for week 20 of the 2015-16 season, where the network’s first casualty of the season rests:
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Angel from Hell (O)||Canceled||1.42||0.87|
|Mike & Molly||Final season||1.62||0.99|
|The Good Wife (O)||Final season||1.08||0.66|
|CSI: Cyber (O)||😥||0.87||0.53|
|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)||😐 😐 😐||1.27||0.78|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.33||0.82|
|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|
|Supergirl||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.83||1.12|
|Scorpion (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||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|
CBS made a big, splashy announcement about “The Good Wife” ending during the Super Bowl … and quietly dropped the hammer on “Angel from Hell” late Monday afternoon.
In the larger broadcast universe, the show didn’t do all that badly in its brief run, with a 1.42 same-day average. But it was the only CBS comedy pulling ratings below the network scripted average, with little prospect for a big (or even small) jump in the coming weeks.
The two moves make it feel like CBS is thinning the herd a bit in preparation for next season. If the network foregoes a mass pickup of shows in the next month or so, something will really be up.
|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.