NBC scripted average through Jan. 24: 1.38

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Truth Be Told (F) (O) Canceled 0.59 0.43
The Player Canceled 0.83 0.6
Heroes Reborn (O) Canceled 1.21 0.88
The Mysteries of Laura 😦 😦 1.13 0.82
Telenovela (O) 😦 😦 1.14 0.83
Undateable (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.77 0.56
Shades of Blue (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.5 1.09
Grimm (F) (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.93 0.67
Law & Order: SVU (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.68 1.22
Superstore (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.72 1.25
Chicago Med (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.93 1.40
The Blacklist Renewed 1.53 1.11
Chicago PD (O) Renewed 1.58 1.14
Chicago Fire (O) Renewed 1.85 1.34
Blindspot Renewed 2.32 1.68


A funny thing happened on the way to NBC supposedly burying “Superstore” — it’s actually doing reasonably well.

After a decent post-“Voice” debut in late November, the show has retained nearly all of that audience in its regular home (minus a wobble opposite the CFP title game on Jan. 11). It’s also done so without a lead-in, in a timeslot where NBC hasn’t aired a half-hour comedy in 15 years.

NBC is still a long way from a comedy renaissance, but “Superstore” is performing well enough to be a building block for something bigger next 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.

Posted by:The Cancel Bear

The Cancel Bear is a bear who tracks and devours low-rated TV shows.

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