NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 31 of the 2015-16 season moves one last show out of the tossup category and downgrades it to a likely cancellation.


NBC scripted average through May 1: 1.19

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 😥 0.69 0.56
Telenovela (O) 😦 😦 0.99 0.76
Undateable (F) 😦 😦 0.77 0.57
Heartbeat (O) 😦 😦 0.88 0.74
Game of Silence 😦 😦 0.88 0.74
The Mysteries of Laura 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.12 0.87
The Carmichael Show (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.06 0.89
Crowded (O) 😦 😦 1 0.84
Grimm (F) (O) Renewed 0.91 0.76
Shades of Blue (O) Renewed 1.17 0.94
The Blacklist Renewed 1.45 1.22
Superstore (O) Renewed 1.55 1.19
Chicago PD (O) Renewed 1.61 1.35
Law & Order: SVU (O) Renewed 1.69 1.42
Chicago Med (O) Renewed 1.74 1.46
Chicago Fire (O) Renewed 1.78 1.50
Blindspot Renewed 1.94 1.63



If NBC keeps one of its current Sunday comedies around for next season, “Crowded” won’t be it.

As noted a few weeks ago, it and “The Carmichael Show” are fairly close in terms of ratings. But “Carmichael” is much more the kind of show around which NBC wants to build its comedy brand. “Crowded” is the kind of show that fills in when you’re just one show short of a comedy block, like the disposable 9:30 shows in the Must-See TV era. Like a lot of those, it will probably disposed.


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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