The CW’s The 100 returned for its sixth season last week and starts off in the Scorecard at the Number 12 slot (tied with Black Lightning), higher that other CW entries such as Charmed and Roswell New Mexico. The 100 has already been renewed for a seventh season. Also returning last week was iZombie which starts out in the Scorecard at Number 30. That show is in its final season. Dropping a bit this week were Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger (to Number 31) and FX’s What We Do in the Shadows (to Number 35) as the numbers for those shows have been down lately. Most of the rest of the movement for the week was just incidental and you can find the full ratings coverage from this past week in our latest Weekly Roundup post.
The scorecard ranks all of the sci fi and fantasy shows’ ratings performance vs. their network’s ratings benchmark (see metric definitions 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 May 5th:
|Rank (PW)||Series||Net||Std Avg||Net Bench||% Var||Status|
|1 (1)||Game of Thrones (O)||HBO||4.96||0.50||891.0%||Final Season|
|2 (2)||The Walking Dead (O)||AMC||1.88||0.50||276.1%||Renewed|
|3 (3)||American Horror Story (O)||FX||0.96||0.30||219.7%||Renewed|
|4 (4)||The Flash (O)||CW||0.63||0.31||102.2%||Renewed|
|5 (5)||The Purge (O)||USA||0.41||0.30||36.0%||Renewed|
|6 (6)||Supernatural (O)||CW||0.40||0.31||29.2%||Renewed|
|7 (7)||Manifest (O)||NBC||1.25||1.06||17.8%||Renewed|
|8 (10)||Supergirl (O)||CW||0.36||0.31||16.2%||Renewed|
|9 (8)||Arrow (O)||CW||0.36||0.31||14.6%||Renewed|
|10 (9)||Riverdale (O)||CW||0.36||0.31||14.6%||Renewed|
|11 (11)||The Magicians (O)||Syfy||0.19||0.17||10.9%||Renewed|
|12 (12)||Black Lightning (O)||CW||0.30||0.31||-3.1%||Renewed|
|12 (n/a)||The 100 (O)||CW||0.30||0.31||-3.1%||Renewed|
|14 (13)||Legacies (O)||CW||0.30||0.31||-3.1%||Renewed|
|15 (14)||The Passage (O)||FOX||0.92||0.97||-5.1%||On the Bubble|
|16 (16)||Legends of Tomorrow (O)||CW||0.29||0.31||-5.6%||Renewed|
|17 (15)||God Friended Me (O)||CBS||0.89||0.94||-5.9%||Renewed|
|18 (17)||Deadly Class (O)||Syfy||0.15||0.17||-12.9%||Renewal Possible|
|19 (20)||Roswell New Mexico (O)||CW||0.27||0.31||-13.1%||Renewed|
|20 (18)||Siren (O)||Freeform||0.17||0.20||-13.1%||Renewal Possible|
|21 (19)||Project Blue Book (O)||History||0.31||0.36||-13.6%||Renewed|
|22 (21)||Charmed (O)||CW||0.27||0.31||-14.4%||Renewed|
|23 (22)||Outlander (O)||Starz||0.17||0.20||-15.0%||Renewed|
|24 (23)||Star Wars Resistance (O)||Disney||0.08||0.10||-22.0%||Renewed|
|25 (24)||The Good Place (O)||NBC||0.83||1.06||-22.3%||Renewed|
|26 (25)||Z Nation (F)||Syfy||0.13||0.17||-23.5%||Cancelled|
|27 (26)||The Orville (O)||FOX||0.74||0.97||-23.8%||On the Bubble|
|28 (27)||MacGyver (O) (F)||CBS||0.70||0.94||-25.6%||Renewal Possible|
|29 (29)||Gotham (O)||FOX||0.63||0.97||-35.3%||Final Season|
|30 (n/a)||iZombie (O)||CW||0.20||0.31||-35.4%||Final Season|
|31 (28)||Cloak and Dagger (O)||Freeform||0.13||0.20||-36.0%||On the Bubble|
|33 (31)||The Gifted (O)||FOX||0.61||0.97||-37.2%||Cancelled|
|34 (33)||Happy (O)||Syfy||0.10||0.17||-42.2%||On the Bubble|
|35 (32)||What We Do in the Shadows (O)||FX||0.17||0.30||-42.2%||Renewed|
|36 (34)||Van Helsing (F)||Syfy||0.09||0.17||-45.7%||Renewed|
|37 (35)||Stan Against Evil||IFC||0.04||0.08||-46.9%||Cancelled|
|38 (36)||American Gods (O)||Starz||0.10||0.20||-50.6%||Renewed|
|39 (37)||Channel Zero (O)||Syfy||0.07||0.17||-57.8%||Cancelled|
|40 (38)||Into the Badlands (O)||AMC||0.20||0.50||-60.0%||Cancelled|
|41 (39)||Midnight Texas (O) (F)||NBC||0.41||1.06||-61.3%||Cancelled|
|42 (40)||Mars||NGC||0.06||0.16||-65.6%||Renewal Possible|
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 show’s 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.
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)