CBS scripted average through Nov. 1: 1.82
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|CSI: Cyber (O)||😥||0.8||0.44|
|Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O)||😦 😦||1.07||0.59|
|Code Black (O)||😦 😦||1.24||0.68|
|The Good Wife (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.1||0.60|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.2||0.66|
|Madam Secretary (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.3||0.71|
|Blue Bloods (F) (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.22||0.67|
|Limitless (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.62||0.89|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.63||0.90|
|Criminal Minds (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.72||0.95|
|Scorpion (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.85||1.02|
|Life in Pieces||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||2.06||1.13|
|Mom||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||n/a||n/a|
|NCIS (O)||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||2.17||1.19|
|Supergirl||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||3.1||1.70|
|The Big Bang Theory||Renewed||4.1||2.25|
Here’s another way to quantify the strong start for “Supergirl,” whose 3.1 rating tied for the best series premiere of the season so far: It raised CBS’ scripted average by more than a tenth of a point, from 1.67 last week to 1.82 this week.
Obviously, the proof of the show’s staying power will come in subsequent weeks, but there could hardly be a better place for it to start.
The show’s moving of the network average doesn’t, however, have too much effect on the rest of the CBS lineup. “Code Black” gets downgraded to a likely cancellation after a season-low 1.1, while “The Good Wife” is still a tossup despite a sub-1.0 rating Sunday. It seems more likely that the show will get a final-season announcement than be unceremoniously dumped.
|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.
(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.