NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 25 of the 2015-16 season turns its attention to the newest comedy to debut on the network.

NBC scripted average through March 13: 1.28

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 😥 0.73 0.57
Telenovela (O) 😦 😦 0.99 0.76
Undateable (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.77 0.60
Grimm (F) (O) 😐 😐 😐 0.92 0.72
The Mysteries of Laura 😐 😐 😐 1.12 0.87
The Carmicahel Show 😐 😐 😐 1.17 0.91
Shades of Blue (O) Renewed 1.21 0.95
The Blacklist Renewed 1.49 1.16
Superstore (O) Renewed 1.55 1.19
Chicago PD (O) Renewed 1.61 1.26
Law & Order: SVU (O) Renewed 1.69 1.32
Chicago Med (O) Renewed 1.76 1.38
Chicago Fire (O) Renewed 1.81 1.41
Blindspot Renewed 2.23 1.74


NBC got a decent Sunday debut from “The Carmichael Show” this week, which scored a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 (the best of its short life thus far) following the big audience for “Little Big Shots.” It’s a tossup for now, pending further data from the coming weeks.

The second episode of “Carmichael,” however, declined to a 1.1. That’s not all that surprising as it moved farther away from its big lead-in, but it could be a concern for “Crowded,” which takes over the 9:30 spot this week.

As noted about “Carmichael” last week, the bar for “Crowded” may not be especially high as NBC looks to add a few building blocks to its comedy roster. But it will likely have to go consistently above that 1.1 to get a second 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.

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