NBC scripted average through Nov. 22: 1.39

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
The Player Canceled 0.83 0.60
Truth Be Told (F) (O) DSW 0.63 0.45
The Mysteries of Laura 😦 😦 1.11 0.80
Undateable (F) 😐 😐 😐 0.77 0.55
Heroes Reborn (O) 😐 😐 😐 1.28 0.92
Grimm (F) (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 0.98 0.71
Law & Order: SVU (O) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 1.63 1.17
The Blacklist 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 1.5 1.08
Chicago Med (O) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 2.2 1.58
Chicago PD (O) Renewed 1.5 1.08
Chicago Fire (O) Renewed 1.83 1.32
Blindspot Renewed 2.37 1.71


Last week brought the first outright cancellation of the season in ABC’s “Wicked City.” Now, a Dead Show Walking has taken its final steps.

“The Player” is the first DSW to leave the air after completing its shortened order, so it officially moves into the canceled column. After the second week of the season, it never got over a 1.0 same-day rating.

But where one show falls, another rises, and “Chicago Med” starts off as a sure bet for renewal after besting the series premiere ratings of its “Chicago” brethren.


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.

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

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