CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 27 of the 2015-16 season looks at shows on the bubble. For these purposes, “bubble” means any show not yet renewed and not listed below as a sure cancellation.

CBS scripted average through March 27: 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 1.05 0.65
CSI: Cyber (O) 😥 0.91 0.57
Code Black (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.26 0.78
Limitless (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.39 0.86
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.55 0.96
Criminal Minds (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.79 1.11
Supergirl 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.72 1.07
Life in Pieces 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.02 1.25
Elementary (O) Renewed 1.02 0.63
Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O) Renewed 1.14 0.71
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) Renewed 1.33 0.83
Blue Bloods (F) (O) Renewed 1.25 0.78
Madam Secretary (O) Renewed 1.25 0.78
2 Broke Girls Renewed 1.63 1.01
Mom Renewed 1.7 1.06
Scorpion (O) Renewed 1.81 1.12
NCIS: New Orleans (O) Renewed 1.75 1.09
NCIS (O) Renewed 2.24 1.39
The Big Bang Theory Renewed 3.89 2.42


Between a bubble and a hard place: “Code Black.” The lowest-performing of CBS’ new dramas so far this season is looking comparatively worse now that “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” has started reasonably well. It would be a surprise for CBS to renew something this low, even a show it owns.

Bubbling along nicely: “Life in Pieces.” The season’s No. 1 new comedy is a shoo-in.

Still sweating it: “Limitless”

On the safer side: “Criminal Minds,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “Supergirl”

TBD: “Rush Hour” (premieres March 31), “The Odd Couple” (premieres April 7)


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.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

The Cancel Bear is a bear who tracks and devours low-rated TV shows.

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