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.
|😥||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.