CBS Predictions: ‘NCIS:LA’ Is 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 – Nov 8, 2015)

ProgramStatusReaper Index
Hawaii Five-0 (F)😐 😐 😐0.64
The Good Wife😐 😐 😐0.65
Elementary🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂0.65
NCIS: Los Angeles🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂0.72
Blue Bloods (F)🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂0.73
Code Black😳0.73
Madam Secretary🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂0.77
Mom🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂0.89
Limitless🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂0.95
NCIS: New Orleans🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂0.99
Criminal Minds:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:1.00
Scorpion:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:1.10
Life in Pieces🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂1.21
NCIS:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:1.32
Supergirl🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂1.57
The Big Bang Theoryrenewed2.40

With the fates of the CBS Fall rookie shows set for now, there’s no time like the present for the reaper to change one of his “toss up” predictions.

Among low rated veteran dramas, NCIS:LA is as old as The Good Wife, and higher rated. NCIS:LA also airs on Monday night, and CBS has typically (but not exclusively) reserved veteran drama cancellations for shows airing on Sunday and Friday.

Those two reasons are enough to push the reaper off his NCIS:LA “toss up” prediction into one of “likely to be renewed”.

Elementary premiere ratings were low, but not the lowest for a CBS drama, and it’s far from the oldest. For that reason the reaper’s starting it at “likely to be renewed”. As always, early predictions are the most subject to change. Stay tuned.

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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.