CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 26 of the 2015-16 season sees the network’s latest attempt to extend a franchise start off reasonably well.

CBS scripted average through March 20: 1.61

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Angel from Hell (O) Canceled 1.42 0.87
Mike & Molly Final season 1.62 1.01
The Good Wife (O) Final season 1.06 0.66
CSI: Cyber (O) 😥 0.91 0.57
Elementary (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.03 0.64
Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.14 0.71
Code Black (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.26 0.78
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.33 0.83
Limitless (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.39 0.86
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.25 0.78
Madam Secretary (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.26 0.78
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.6 0.99
2 Broke Girls 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.63 1.01
Mom 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.7 1.06
Criminal Minds (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.77 1.10
Supergirl 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.74 1.08
Scorpion (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.83 1.14
Life in Pieces 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.02 1.25
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.75 1.09
NCIS (O) Renewed 2.26 1.40
The Big Bang Theory Renewed 3.89 2.42

 

“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” opened to a 1.6 rating, which in the current ratings climate is not bad. If it stays in that range it should be a safe bet for renewal.

The premiere rating just was a tenth higher than that of “Code Black,” but “Code Black” quickly fell below that and ended up averaging less than a 1.3 for the season. Should “Beyond Borders” manage to stay in the mid-1s, the value in extending the “Criminal Minds” franchise will be enough to keep it around.

Key:

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.

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