CBS network scripted average through Oct. 11: 1.74
|Program||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|CSI: Cyber (O)||😥||0.9||0.52|
|Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O)||😦 😦||1.07||0.61|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.2||0.69|
|The Good Wife (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.2||0.69|
|Code Black (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.35||0.78|
|Madam Secretary (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.45||0.83|
|Blue Bloods (F) (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.3||0.75|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.7||0.98|
|Limitless (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.83||1.05|
|Criminal Minds (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.85||1.06|
|Scorpion (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.9||1.09|
|Life in Pieces||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||2.13||1.22|
|Mom||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||n/a||n/a|
|NCIS (O)||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||2.3||1.32|
|The Big Bang Theory||Renewed||4.13||2.37|
It hasn’t broken out in the ratings the way NBC’s “Blindspot” has nor received the hype of ABC’s “Quantico,” but “Limitless” has built one of the better early cases for renewal of any new series.
The show has proved to be right in the CBS wheelhouse creatively, and its consistent ratings — it has matched or built on “NCIS: New Orleans” each week so far — mean that news of a back-nine order should be coming any day now. Better competition is coming to its timeslot, but the foundation it has built thus far should enable “Limitless” to roll into 2016-17.
NFL delays didn’t do much to change the ratings or the status of the network’s Sunday shows. “CSI: Cyber” is still in bad shape, and “Madam Secretary” and “The Good Wife” are still in tossup territory.
|😥||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.
(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.
How has the Renew/Cancel Index worked out in past seasons? See all the Renew/Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from recent television seasons.