CBS renew/cancel standings for week 23 of the 2015-16 season include a long-running series running even longer.
CBS scripted average through Feb. 28: 1.62
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Angel from Hell (O)||Canceled||1.42||0.87|
|Mike & Molly||Final season||1.62||1.00|
|The Good Wife (O)||Final season||1.07||0.66|
|CSI: Cyber (O)||😥||0.89||0.55|
|Elementary (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.04||0.64|
|Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.14||0.70|
|Code Black (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.26||0.78|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.34||0.83|
|Limitless (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.43||0.88|
|Blue Bloods (F) (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.26||0.78|
|Madam Secretary (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.29||0.80|
|2 Broke Girls||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.62||1.00|
|Mom||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.7||1.05|
|Criminal Minds (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.75||1.08|
|Supergirl||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.8||1.11|
|Scorpion (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.86||1.15|
|Life in Pieces||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||2.03||1.25|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||1.77||1.09|
|The Big Bang Theory||Renewed||3.91||2.41|
CBS made official what was already a formality: “NCIS” is coming back next season, and then the season after that.
Mark Harmon has also signed on for both seasons, and at this point he’s probably the only irreplaceable member of the cast. Others have come and gone, but the show has thrived regardless. It will probably continue to thrive in the future, even after Michael Weatherly’s departure at the end of this season.
Weatherly has been a huge part of the show from day one, but aside from Harmon, the star of the show is the show itself. That’s what will keep it on the air for (at least) 15 seasons.
|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.