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CBS scripted average through Oct. 25: 1.67

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
CSI: Cyber (O) 😥 0.83 0.50
Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O) 😦 😦 1.06 0.63
The Good Wife (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.13 0.68
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.2 0.72
Code Black (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.28 0.77
Madam Secretary (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.35 0.81
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.24 0.74
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.64 0.98
Limitless (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.66 0.99
Criminal Minds (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.75 1.05
Scorpion (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.84 1.10
Life in Pieces 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 2.06 1.23
Mom 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 n/a n/a
NCIS (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.24 1.34
The Big Bang Theory Renewed 4.04 2.42

“Scorpion” doesn’t get a lot of hype now that it’s settled into its second season of having super-geniuses save the world on a weekly basis. What it does get is ratings that should earn it a third season.

It’s the No. 2 scripted show on Mondays (behind NBC’s “Blindspot”) and has been a remarkably consistent performer thus far in the fall. After premiering to a 2.2 in adults 18-49, it has drawn a 1.7 or 1.8 each week since — not world-beating numbers, but a good, solid performance in this depressed climate.

With some of CBS’ other shows aging and not a lot of new product coming on this season, “Scorpion” is looking like one of those shows that will quietly hum along well into syndication.

Key:

😥 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.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

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

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