NBC scripted average through Jan. 10: 1.41
|Show||Status||18-49 rating||Renew/Cancel Index|
|Truth Be Told (F) (O)||Canceled||0.59||0.43|
|The Mysteries of Laura||😦 😦||1.11||0.79|
|Telenovela (O)||😦 😦||1.2||0.85|
|Heroes Reborn (O)||😦 😦||1.25||0.89|
|Undateable (F)||😐 😐 😐||0.76||0.54|
|Grimm (F) (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||0.94||0.67|
|Law & Order: SVU (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.64||1.16|
|Superstore (O)||🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂||1.8||1.28|
|Chicago Med (O)||😀 😀 😀 😀 😀||2.0||1.42|
|Chicago PD (O)||Renewed||1.54||1.09|
|Chicago Fire (O)||Renewed||1.85||1.31|
NBC had a pretty good opening to 2016, what with a crossover juicing the ratings for “Chicago PD,” “Shades of Blue” opening to solid numbers and “Superstore” earning a promising number to kick off its run.
Then there was “Heroes Reborn,” which … did not have a good opening to 2016. The show came back from a six-week break to tie its lowest rating of the season (1.0). Its low 1s weren’t looking so bad compared to “The Player” in the fall, but now that “Shades of Blue” has started fairly well, it looks less acceptable.
“Heroes Reborn” has just two episodes left. NBC will probably trot out the “it was pitched as a limited series” line, but had ratings been better, it would be back. They weren’t, so it’s probably gone.
|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.