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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.

Key:

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.

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