CBS scripted average through Nov. 8: 1.72
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|CSI: Cyber (O)||😥||0.8||0.47|
|Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O)||😦 😦||1.07||0.62|
|Code Black (O)||😦 😦||1.23||0.72|
|The Good Wife (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.1||0.64|
|Elementary (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.1||0.64|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.22||0.71|
|Madam Secretary (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.3||0.76|
|Blue Bloods (F) (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.23||0.72|
|Limitless (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.6||0.93|
|NCIS: New Orleans (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.67||0.97|
|Criminal Minds (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.68||0.98|
|Scorpion (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.86||1.08|
|Life in Pieces||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||2.03||1.18|
|Mom||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.5||0.87|
|NCIS (O)||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||2.23||1.30|
|Supergirl||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||2.65||1.54|
|The Big Bang Theory||Renewed||4.04||2.35|
“Criminal Minds” has been a rock-solid part of CBS’ lineup for a decade, but it’s in the midst of a worrisome downward trend.
The season has been littered with lows: The show had its smallest season premiere ever (2.0) and has achieved a series low in adults 18-49 more than once, most recently with last week’s 1.5.
Is that enough to knock it off its safe perch? No — at least not yet. But a continued slide could mean a shakeup to the 9 p.m. Wednesday slot “Criminal Minds” has held down for the past 10 years.
CBS also got less-than-stellar results from two premieres last week. “Elementary” opens as a tossup in the Index after a 1.1 for its debut. “Mom,” in its third full season, is still safe even after a 1.5 premiere rating.
|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.