CBS renew/cancel standings for week 24 of the 2015-16 season locks in another show for renewal.
CBS scripted average through March 6: 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||1.06||0.65|
|CSI: Cyber (O)||😥||0.9||0.56|
|Elementary (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.05||0.65|
|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)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.28||0.79|
|2 Broke Girls||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.63||1.01|
|Mom||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.7||1.05|
|Criminal Minds (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.76||1.09|
|Supergirl||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.77||1.09|
|Scorpion (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.84||1.14|
|Life in Pieces||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||2.02||1.25|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||1.77||1.09|
|The Big Bang Theory||Renewed||3.91||2.41|
It’s time to call “Life in Pieces” a lock for renewal.
The show is the top-rated new comedy of the season, by a fairly wide margin, and it’s shown pretty good consistency all season long. It’s never dropped below a 1.8 in adults 18-49, which is something only one other rookie series (“Blindspot”) can say at this point in the season.
CBS often announces a raft of renewals in mid- or late March. If and when that happens this year, “Life in Pieces” will be on that list.
|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.