NBC Predictions Fall Recap: ‘The Player,’ ‘Truth Be Told’ Canceled, ‘Blindspot,’ ‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Chicago PD,’ ‘The Blacklist’ Renewed

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See all the Reaper’s NBC predictions here.


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 Dec 27, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016)


Reaper Index

Telenovela😥 😥


Superstore😐 😐 😐


Truth Be Told (F)canceled
Undateable (F)😥 😥
The Playercanceled
Grimm (F)😐 😐 😐
The Mysteries of Laura😳 
Heroes Reborn😐 😐 😐
The Blacklistrenewed
Chicago P.D.renewed
Law & Order: SVU 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Chicago Firerenewed
Chicago Med:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

With the new calendar year, hope may still be alive for some shows, but not for Truth Be Told or The Player which were both canceled in the Fall. Of course the reaper didn’t miss predicting either, but he’s not bragging, the only ones who did were the delusional or the weak minded under the control of the #PRJedi.

As always, the new calendar year also brings a new start to the ratings used to calculate the Reaper Index. For the rest of the season the Reaper Index will only use ratings for shows since January 4, 2016.

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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.