NBC scripted average through Feb. 7: 1.34

NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 20 of the 2015-16 season, which aren’t looking so great for one of the network’s comedies:

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
You, Me and the Apocalypse 😦 😦 1.05 0.78
Telenovela (O) 😦 😦 1.06 0.79
Undateable (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.77 0.57
Grimm (F) (O) 😐 😐 😐 0.91 0.68
The Mysteries of Laura 😐 😐 😐 1.13 0.84
Superstore (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.64 1.22
Shades of Blue (O) Renewed 1.38 1.03
The Blacklist Renewed 1.53 1.14
Chicago PD (O) Renewed 1.59 1.19
Law & Order: SVU (O) Renewed 1.69 1.26
Chicago Fire (O) Renewed 1.84 1.37
Chicago Med (O) Renewed 1.86 1.39
Blindspot Renewed 2.32 1.73


It seems likely that NBC will keep “Superstore” around next season. And it seems increasingly unlikely that “Telenovela” will be its comedy-block companion.

The show has been below a 1.0 in each of the past two weeks, and it was never all that far above 1.0 to begin with (1.3 is its high on Mondays). Even with its comedy brand in the dumps, those aren’t numbers NBC is likely to want to keep.

The telenovela genre is known for its outlandish plot twists, but this “Telenovela” probably won’t get to play one out.


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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