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CBS Renew/Cancel Watch: Another Week, Another Fighting 'Code Black'


Hollywood Reporter/CBS
Welcome to the CBS Renew/Cancel Watch of the fall season! All scripted, primetime shows are included in the prediction table below once they have premiered for the season. An analysis of any new prediction changes follows. My current predictions are as of December 12, 2015.

The key to the right indicates which colors are associated with each prediction. The data in the table includes season lows, highs, and averages (Adults 18-49 demo), as well as the year-to-year changes for returning shows that have not already been officially renewed or canceled. These are provided for reasoning with and understanding my predictions. The shows are ordered by their season averages against only other scripted CBS shows.




   Rank     
Show Title
    Season Low High /Average     
 Y2Y Change
1
The Big Bang Theory
--
--
2
NCIS
2.1 / 2.5 / 2.23
-7.1%
3
Life in Pieces
1.8 / 2.6 / 1.98
--
4
Supergirl
1.5 / 3.1 / 1.90
--
5
Scorpion
1.7 / 2.2 / 1.80
-21.7%
6
NCIS: New Orleans
1.5 / 1.9 / 1.67
-20.5%
7
Criminal Minds
1.5 / 2.0 / 1.67
-33.2%
8
2 Broke Girls
1.5 / 1.7 / 1.60
-20.0%
9
Mom
1.5 / 1.7 / 1.60
-30.4%
10
Limitless
1.3 / 1.9 / 1.54
--
11
Madam Secretary
1.1 / 1.5 / 1.29
-10.4%
12
Code Black
1.1 / 1.5 / 1.28
--
13
NCIS: LA
1.1 / 1.4 / 1.24
-22.5%
14
Blue Bloods
1.1 / 1.3 / 1.19
-8.5%
15
Hawaii Five-0
1.0 / 1.1 / 1.07
-10.8%
16
The Good Wife
0.9 / 1.2 / 1.06
-11.7%
17
Elementary
0.8 / 1.1 / 0.96
-26.2%
18
CSI: Cyber
0.7 / 1.0 / 0.84
-40.0%


  • CODE BLACK: I have slightly upgraded Code Black to "Likely to be Canceled." While it's still at a clear disadvantage in having only 18 episodes ordered for the season and effectively leaving the schedule come late February, CBS might have to keep a close eye on this one's performance. In the last three weeks, it has seen its best numbers in the demo since its Sept. 30th premiere. However, it has not aired against NBC's Chicago PD in any of those three airings, which suggests it may very well be benefitting from a lack of direct competition. It's somewhat concerning that its lead-in, Criminal Minds, grew 18.5 percent this week, while Code Black ended up down 7 percent week-to-week. Still, if CBS finds that the audience has slowly but legitimately grown for the medical drama, it might be a "little show that could" in the making for the network. We'll see. It's also dependent on how Supergirl fits in the picture, as well as how Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders does in Code Black's timeslot.