ABC Cheat Sheet: What Will Be Canceled?

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What will ABC do if their midseason dramas crater?

That's a tough shout when you consider the network is struggling to launch a scripted drama series that has any longevity. 

With Quantico on the move to Mondays, it's clear they are at least trying to save it. However, it's toast unless there's a dramatic upswing in the ratings department. That won't be an easy task when you consider just how serialized the show is. 

Designated Survivor may still be slipping, but it's pretty much tripling the live ratings with a week of DVR added in. It's still very safe, but it seems to be following the same path Quantico followed last year. 

Last Man Standings syndication deal may be sweet, but ABC does not own the show. It is very much on the bubble. 

It's worth noting, when considering these figures, that ABC is currently averaging a 1.27 rating among adults 18-49 with original programming.

If you want to see how the other networks are stacking up, we have separate posts for The CW, Fox, NBC and CBS.

Note: The Catch, Scandal, Still Star-Crossed, Time After Time, Downward Dog, Imaginary Mary, American Crime, When We Rise and Ali: The Champion debut at mid-season. 


1. Modern Family - Certain Renewal

Modern Family - Certain Renewal
Modern Family continues to be ABC's top show in the 18-49 demo. Season 8 is currently averaging 7.3 million viewers and a 2.3 rating. The numbers are marginally down from last season, but the series is one of the most timeshifted shows on television.

2. Grey's Anatomy - Certain Renewal

Grey's Anatomy - Certain Renewal
Grey's is on par with Season 12. The show is averaging 8 million viewers and a 2.2 rating. As always, the show gets a huge bump in delayed viewing.

3. The Goldbergs - Certain Renewal

The Goldbergs - Certain Renewal
The Goldbergs has eased off ever so slightly this year, but it continues to be one of ABC's top shows, currently averaging 6.3 million viewers and a 1.8 rating.

4. Speechless - Likely Renewal

Speechless - Likely Renewal
Speechless is ABC's highest rated new series and has thus far stayed relatively steady in the ratings. The show is currently averaging 5.8 million viewers and a 1.7 rating.

5. Black-ish - Certain Renewal

Black-ish - Certain Renewal
Black-ish is one of the most stable shows on all of TV. Season 3 is averaging 5.5 million viewers and a 1.6 rating. After the season is over, it will be close to syndication, so you can bank on at least one more season.

6. Designated Survivor - Likely Renewal

Designated Survivor - Likely Renewal
Designated Survivor has improved on the numbers Nashville was pulling the slot last year. It is averaging 6.6 million viewers and a 1.5 rating. However, it has been on a downward trend ever since the premiere. The show is one of the biggest gainers in delayed viewing of all the new fall shows.

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