With most of the broadcast network shows either in repeats or preempted for the week due to the Olympics, there was very little movement in the Scorecard. Expect the same next week as we will not get back to a regular schedule until Olympics coverage wraps up on Sunday. There was also very little in the way of ratings results to report from the weekend, but you can see the full numbers for the week at this link.
Scorecard rankings based on the ratings through February 11th (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||78.7%||1.64||Renewal Likely|
|5 (5)||The Magicians (O)||Syfy||0.27||0.17||57.8%||0.60||Renewal Likely|
|6 (6)||Black Lightning (O)||CW||0.66||0.45||47.4%||n/a||Renewal Possible|
|7 (7)||Ghosted (O)||FOX||1.60||1.15||38.6%||n/a||Renewal Possible|
|8 (8)||Supernatural (O)||CW||0.60||0.45||34.0%||0.98||Renewal Likely|
|9 (9)||Supergirl (O)||CW||0.58||0.45||28.5%||1.01||Renewal Likely|
|10 (10)||Happy (O)||Syfy||0.21||0.17||24.3%||0.55||Renewed|
|11 (11)||Legends of Tomorrow (O)||CW||0.50||0.45||11.7%||1.03||Renewal Likely|
|11 (12)||Riverdale (O)||CW||0.50||0.45||11.7%||1.13||Renewal Likely|
|13 (13)||Z Nation||Syfy||0.17||0.17||0.5%||0.37||Renewed|
|14 (14)||The Last Man on Earth (O)||FOX||1.15||1.15||-0.4%||n/a||Renewal Possible|
|15 (15)||Arrow (O)||CW||0.43||0.45||-5.1%||1.01||Renewal Likely|
|16 (16)||The X-Files (O)||FOX||1.03||1.15||-10.5%||n/a||Final Season|
|17 (17)||The Good Place (O)||NBC||1.04||1.17||-11.2%||1.95||Renewed|
|18 (18)||The Orville (O)||FOX||1.00||1.15||-13.4%||2.15||Renewed|
|19 (19)||MacGyver (O) (F)||CBS||0.95||1.17||-18.8%||n/a||Renewal Possible|
|20 (20)||Stan Against Evil||IFC||0.06||0.08||-21.9%||n/a||Renewed|
|21 (21)||Gotham||FOX||0.89||1.15||-22.8%||1.54||Renewal Possible|
|22 (22)||Van Helsing||Syfy||0.13||0.17||-25.8%||0.30||Renewed|
|23 (23)||Lucifer||FOX||0.85||1.15||-26.4%||1.45||Renewal Possible|
|24 (24)||The Gifted (O)||FOX||0.85||1.15||-26.4%||2.08||Renewed|
|25 (25)||The Librarians||TNT||0.29||0.40||-27.5%||0.60||Renewal Possible|
|26 (26)||Mr Robot (O)||USA||0.22||0.30||-28.0%||0.44||Renewed|
|28 (27)||Agents of SHIELD (O) (F)||ABC||0.62||1.15||-45.9%||1.27||Renewal Possible|
|27 (28)||Channel Zero (O)||Syfy||0.10||0.17||-44.1%||n/a||Renewed|
|29 (29)||Kevin Probably Saves the World (O)||ABC||0.60||1.15||-47.7%||1.00||Cancellation Likely|
|30 (30)||Superstition||Syfy||0.09||0.17||-48.5%||n/a||Cancellation Likely|
|31 (31)||The Inhumans (O) (F)||ABC||0.59||1.15||-48.9%||1.13||Cancellation Likely|
|32 (32)||Ghost Wars||Syfy||0.09||0.17||-49.8%||n/a||Cancellation Likely|
|34 (34)||Once Upon A Time (O) (F)||ABC||0.54||1.15||-52.5%||1.09||Cancelled|
|36 (35)||The Shannara Chronicles (O)||Spike||0.09||0.20||-54.3%||0.30||Cancelled|
|35 (36)||Beyond||Freeform||0.09||0.20||-54.0%||n/a||On the Bubble|
|37 (37)||The Exorcist (O) (F)||FOX||0.42||1.15||-63.6%||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)