NBC scripted average through Dec. 6: 1.40
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Truth Be Told (F) (O)||DSW||0.63||0.45|
|The Mysteries of Laura||😦 😦||1.11||0.79|
|Undateable (F)||😐 😐 😐||0.77||0.55|
|Heroes Reborn (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.28||0.91|
|Superstore (O)||😐 😐 😐||1.8||1.29|
|Grimm (F) (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.94||0.67|
|Law & Order: SVU (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.63||1.16|
|Chicago Med (O)||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||2.0||1.43|
|Chicago PD (O)||Renewed||1.5||1.07|
|Chicago Fire (O)||Renewed||1.83||1.31|
“Superstore” put up decent ratings for its two episodes on NBC, which followed “The Voice” on Monday last week.
Here’s the thing, though: For the remainder of its run, “Superstore” won’t be following “The Voice.” Thus its 1.8 average for the two episodes essentially means nothing at the moment.
In the unlikely event that “Superstore” can manage to hang onto something like that number, it will sail through to a second season. But that would be some feat.
Just one NBC comedy in the past two years — the “Voice”-assisted first season of “About a Boy” — has sustained a 1.8 or better for a season. “Superstore” and its soon-to-be companion “Telenovela” will have to do some seriously heavy lifting to get close to that. For now, consider them a big question mark.
One thing that’s not a question mark: “The Blacklist.” NBC has picked up the show for a fourth season.
|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.
Shows that have ended their seasons have their R/C Index number frozen at the point of their final episode.
(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.