CBS scripted average through Oct. 18: 1.68
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|CSI: Cyber (O)||😥||0.83||0.49|
|Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O)||😦 😦||1.08||0.64|
|The Good Wife (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.17||0.70|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.18||0.70|
|Code Black (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.3||0.77|
|Madam Secretary (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.37||0.82|
|Blue Bloods (F) (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.25||0.74|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.65||0.98|
|Limitless (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.73||1.03|
|Criminal Minds (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.8||1.07|
|Scorpion (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.85||1.10|
|Life in Pieces||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||2.05||1.22|
|Mom||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||n/a||n/a|
|NCIS (O)||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||2.25||1.34|
|The Big Bang Theory||Renewed||4.08||2.43|
“NCIS: Los Angeles” struggled some in the ratings last season, its first one scheduled away from its parent show “NCIS.” Its numbers were still good enough, however, for the show to be renewed.
This season, it’s harder to make that case. “NCIS: LA” hasn’t drawn above a 1.2 in the same-day ratings in the first four weeks of the season, and it’s retaining less of its “Scorpion” lead-in than it did a year ago. It’s the first real weakness a member of the “NCIS” franchise has exhibited, and while it’s still rated as a tossup for renewal — in part because of its ties to the franchise — it’s tipping in the wrong direction.
Also this week, “CSI: Cyber” was disadvantaged by a very late start time, but its status was already pretty bleak. That excuse won’t fly.
|😥||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.