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NBC Renew/Cancel Watch: Grimm vs. The Mysteries of Laura


Hello everyone, welcome to a special showdown edition of the NBC Renew/Cancel Watch. I will be doing a couple more of these before the season is over, so make sure to stay tuned! This edition: Grimm vs. The Mysteries of Laura

KEY
  • Show title (Average adults 18-49 rating to the nearest tenth / Most recent rating)
[F] - Indicates a Friday night show, which will typically have lower-than-average ratings


CANCELED
  • Heroes Reborn (1.3 / 1.0)
  • The Player (0.8 / 0.8)
  • Truth Be Told (0.6 / 0.4) [F]
CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED
  • You, Me and the Apocalypse (0.7 / 0.5)
LIKELY TO BE CANCELED
  • The Mysteries of Laura (1.1 / 1.2)
  • Telenovela (1.0 / 0.9)
  • Undateable (0.8 / 0.8) [F]
ON THE BUBBLE
  • NONE
LIKELY TO BE RENEWED
  • Grimm (0.9 / 0.9) [F]
CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
  • NONE
RENEWED
  • The Blacklist (1.5 / 1.3)
  • Blindspot (2.3 / 1.8)
  • Chicago Fire (1.8 / 1.6)
  • Chicago Med (1.8 / 1.5)
  • Chicago P.D. (1.6 / 1.5)
  • Law & Order: SVU (1.7 / 1.6)
  • Shades of Blue (1.2 / 1.0)
  • Superstore (1.5 / 1.4)

GRIMM VS. THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA

I believe that either Grimm or The Mysteries of Laura will be getting a renewal by May. As you can see above, I am in favor of Grimm getting the renewal. I realize that both of them could be renewed or both of them could be canceled, but for the purpose of this article let's pretend that only one of them will be getting a renewal.

Predicted winner: Grimm

Reasons:
  1. Grimm is an in-house production for NBC; Laura is owned by Warner Bros.
  2. Grimm got a full-season order from NBC; the network gave Laura a shortened order
  3. Grimm is a veteran for NBC and is in its 5th season; Laura only has 2 under its belt
  4. Grimm will be airing its 100th episode on Friday; Laura has only aired 38 episodes
  5. With those 5 seasons and 100 episodes, Grimm is already in syndication; NBC won't want to drag Laura all the way to syndication
  6. Grimm is a consistent performer on its home night; Laura is consistently the lowest-rated show on its home night
  7. NBC could perform a lot worse on Fridays without Grimm; NBC could perform a lot better on Wednesdays without Laura
  8. NBC has a history of rewarding long-running, in-house productions with less-than-stellar ratings final seasons (Chuck, 30 Rock, Parenthood, Parks and Rec); Laura is neither a long-running show nor an in-house production
  9. For even more reasoning, go take a look at tvratingsjunkie's article (click here for link)
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