NBC scripted average through Jan. 31: 1.36

NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 19 of the 2015-16 season, including a veteran show whose renewal seems less assured than it did a week ago:

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 0.83
Telenovela (O) 😦 😦 1.1 0.81
Undateable (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.77 0.57
Grimm (F) (O) 😐 😐 😐 0.93 0.68
Shades of Blue (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.45 1.07
Superstore (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.68 1.24
The Blacklist Renewed 1.53 1.13
Chicago PD (O) Renewed 1.58 1.16
Law & Order: SVU (O) Renewed 1.68 1.24
Chicago Fire (O) Renewed 1.84 1.35
Chicago Med (O) Renewed 1.9 1.40
Blindspot Renewed 2.32 1.71

“Grimm” is on its way to 100 episodes, a milestone it will pass in March. It’s looking a little less like it will get much past that.

A Friday show doesn’t need the numbers of a show that airs on earlier in the week to survive. But “Grimm” has been sub-1.0 for five of its seven episodes so far this season. That’s cause for concern, even on Friday.

It’s also why “Grimm” is getting downgraded from likely renewal to tossup.

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.

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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