CBS Predictions: ‘Limitless’ Starts As Likely To Be Renewed

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TV Grim Reaper predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2015-16 season in May, 2016. (The Reaper Index includes ratings from Sept. 21, 2015 – Sept 27, 2015)

ProgramStatusReaper Index
Hawaii Five-0 (F)😐 😐 😐0.47
NCIS: Los Angeles😐 😐 😐0.57
Blue Bloods (F)🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂0.61
NCIS: New Orleans🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂0.80
Limitless🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂0.90
Scorpion🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂1.04
NCIS:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:1.18
Life in Pieces🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂1.23
The Big Bang Theoryalready renewed2.21
Mom🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Limitless premiere ratings were well beyond the range that would put it in immediate danger from the Reaper. As were those of Life In Pieces.

Hawaii Five-0 premiered to series low ratings, but they weren’t that much of a surprise considering how low they were last spring.

NCIS:LA also premiered to a series low rating. It’s in season seven.

As always, predicting which of the low rated CBS veteran dramas get canceled will be tricky (and troublesome for the Reaper’s prediction record).

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*shows no longer on the air have their Reaper Index “frozen” at the point they left the schedule.


😳certain to be cancelled by May, 2016
😥 😥more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2016
😐 😐 😐toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2016
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2016
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:certain to be renewed by May, 2016

The Reaper Index is the ratio of a scripted show’s new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own network. It’s calculated by dividing a show’s new episode Live+Same Day adults 18-49 average rating by the Live+Same Day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show’s own network. The network’s average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

How good have TV Grim Reaper’s predictions been in past seasons? See his past prediction record here.