NBC Renew/Cancel #6 [2017-18]: ’A.P. Bio’ Likely Won’t Pass the Class

Predictions for 2/24/18

A new series enters the table in this edition of NBC Renew/Cancel.

Show Title [Average Adults 18-49 rating/Most recent rating]

A.P. Bio [0.8/0.8] - The comedy aired its pilot on February 1st and garnered a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic. On the bright side, it was roughly 60% higher than the finale of Great News. But, surpassing Great News is not a very impressive feat. In reality, A.P. Bio did not perform well by any means. On premiere night, the Patton Oswalt vehicle was the lowest-rated program of the night to air on a prominent broadcast network. It also lost over 30% of its Will & Grace lead-in. If the school-based sitcom can only manage an anemic number for its series debut, it will likely fall into much uglier territory when it returns. In layman's terms, A.P. Bio will need a great deal of extra credit to warrant a second season.

The Brave [0.92/0.7] - The freshman drama ended its first season with a measly 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The Brave proved that it was solely reliant on The Voice for viewers. While a renewal wouldn't be completely out of the question, I think the Dick Wolf-produced Law & Order: True Crime has the edge if the peacock network decides to keep a low-rated drama. 

Superstore [1.12/1.1] & The Good Place [1.14/1.1] - These sitcoms have already received renewals for fourth and third seasons respectively. The Good Place was renewed in late November while Superstore secured a fourth season earlier this week. I correctly predicted the outcome of both shows. The Good Place has already capped off its second season and was down a modest 17% from its first season. As for Superstore, the workplace comedy is currently down a light 10%. Both shows are solid performers for the peacock network and their renewals are not surprising. 


Hypothetically, which revival would be more successful?

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