The CW’s Arrow continues to slide in the Scorecard as that show dropped another two slots this week after slipping last week with the first Mid-Season scorecard. It has been performing at series low levels of late, but it is in little danger of getting cancelled because it airs on the fifth place network. It’s not impossible that next season could be its last as a stand-alone show, though, possibly getting absorbed into Legends of Tomorrow or another team up series afterwards (more on that in a coming post). Apart from that, there was very little movement of note in this week’s rankings.
The scorecard ranks all of the sci fi and fantasy shows’ ratings performance vs. their network’s ratings benchmark (see definition below). Shows at or above their benchmark should be okay, whereas those slipping notably below are getting into iffy territory.
Scorecard rankings based on the ratings through February 4th (metric definitions below):
|Rank (PW)||Series||Net||Std Avg||Net Bench||% Var||Live+7 Avg Rtg||Status|
|1 (1)||The Walking Dead (O)||AMC||3.79||0.50||657.8%||5.92||Renewed|
|2 (2)||American Horror Story (O)||FX||1.10||0.50||120.7%||2.47||Renewed|
|3 (3)||The Flash (O)||CW||0.80||0.45||79.1%||1.64||Renewal Likely|
|4 (4)||Black Lightning (O)||CW||0.73||0.45||64.2%||n/a||Renewal Possible|
|5 (6)||The Magicians (O)||Syfy||0.27||0.17||60.3%||0.60||Renewal Likely|
|7 (8)||Ghosted (O)||FOX||1.60||1.16||38.3%||n/a||Renewal Possible|
|8 (7)||Supernatural (O)||CW||0.60||0.45||34.3%||0.98||Renewal Likely|
|9 (9)||Supergirl (O)||CW||0.57||0.45||26.9%||1.01||Renewal Likely|
|10 (10)||Legends of Tomorrow (O)||CW||0.56||0.45||24.4%||1.03||Renewal Likely|
|11 (11)||Happy (O)||Syfy||0.21||0.17||24.3%||0.55||Renewed|
|12 (12)||Riverdale (O)||CW||0.50||0.45||11.9%||1.13||Renewal Likely|
|13 (14)||Z Nation||Syfy||0.17||0.17||0.5%||0.37||Renewed|
|14 (15)||The Last Man on Earth (O)||FOX||1.15||1.16||-0.6%||n/a||Renewal Possible|
|15 (13)||Arrow (O)||CW||0.43||0.45||-3.0%||1.01||Renewal Likely|
|16 (17)||The Good Place (O)||NBC||1.04||1.13||-7.9%||1.95||Renewed|
|17 (16)||The X-Files (O)||FOX||1.06||1.16||-8.4%||n/a||Final Season|
|18 (18)||The Orville (O)||FOX||1.00||1.16||-13.5%||2.15||Renewed|
|19 (19)||Channel Zero (O)||Syfy||0.14||0.17||-18.6%||n/a||Renewed|
|20 (20)||MacGyver (O) (F)||CBS||0.95||1.18||-19.7%||n/a||Renewal Possible|
|21 (21)||Stan Against Evil||IFC||0.06||0.08||-21.9%||n/a||Renewed|
|22 (22)||Gotham||FOX||0.89||1.16||-23.0%||1.54||Renewal Possible|
|23 (23)||Van Helsing||Syfy||0.13||0.17||-25.8%||0.30||Renewed|
|24 (24)||The Gifted (O)||FOX||0.85||1.16||-26.5%||2.08||Renewed|
|25 (26)||The Librarians||TNT||0.29||0.40||-26.9%||0.60||Renewal Possible|
|26 (25)||Mr Robot (O)||USA||0.22||0.30||-28.0%||0.44||Renewed|
|27 (27)||Lucifer||FOX||0.80||1.16||-30.8%||1.45||Renewal Possible|
|28 (28)||Kevin Probably Saves the World (O)||ABC||0.63||1.16||-45.4%||1.00||Cancellation Likely|
|29 (29)||Agents of SHIELD (O) (F)||ABC||0.62||1.16||-46.5%||1.27||Renewal Possible|
|30 (30)||Superstition||Syfy||0.09||0.17||-48.5%||n/a||Cancellation Likely|
|31 (31)||The Inhumans (O) (F)||ABC||0.59||1.16||-49.5%||1.13||Cancellation Likely|
|32 (32)||Ghost Wars||Syfy||0.09||0.17||-49.8%||n/a||Cancellation Likely|
|33 (34)||Once Upon A Time (O) (F)||ABC||0.54||1.16||-53.0%||1.09||Renewal Possible|
|35 (35)||The Shannara Chronicles (O)||Spike||0.09||0.20||-54.3%||0.30||Cancelled|
|36 (36)||Beyond||Freeform||0.08||0.20||-58.3%||n/a||On the Bubble|
|37 (37)||The Exorcist (O) (F)||FOX||0.42||1.16||-63.7%||0.60||On the Bubble|
|38 (38)||Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency||BBCA||0.07||0.30||-76.7%||n/a||Cancelled|
Rank (PW): Current rank based on the variance of a show’s season to date ratings average vs. its network’s benchmark (see definition below). The number in parenthesis is the prior week’s rank. Note that shows on the streaming services are not included because of insufficient viewership data and foreign imports like Doctor Who will not be included because they rely more heavily on their viewership in their home countries.
Series: (O) indicates the show is owned or co-owned by the network and/or a sister studio. (F) indicates the show airs on Friday when ratings expectations are lower on the broadcast networks.
StD Avg: The show’s season to date ratings average based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic.
Net Bench: (Network Benchmark) For the broadcast networks, this is the net’s season to date average rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic for non-sports, non-special, non-repeat broadcasts. For the cable channels, this is the lowest level at which a show is typically renewed by that network if there are enough genre entries on that channel to provide a decent sample. But note that with cable entries intangibles such as international and/or streaming partnerships can play an important factor in a shows survival and that is not measured here.
% Var: The percent variance between a show’s season to date average and the network benchmark as defined above. The higher the variance, the better a show is performing vs. the benchmark.
Live+7 Avg Rtg: The show’s season to date ratings average based on delayed viewing up to three days past the live broadcast. This data is not available for all shows.
Status: My assessment of the likelihood that a show will get renewed or cancelled. The statuses are Renewal Likely, Renewal Possible, On the Bubble, Cancellation Likely (plus Renewed and Cancelled/Ended)