NBC Cheat Sheet: What Will Be Canceled?

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How do you decide which shows make the cut for additional seasons when most of them are performing around the same in the ratings?

Aside from This Is Us and Chicago Fire, the rest of NBC's show are not far off one another in the ratings. The Chicago trifecta will get a pass for additional seasons, but what about Timeless and Blindspot?

Timeless started with okay ratings, but NBC is blatantly using it to hold the time period warm until Taken premieres. 

Blindspot started the season with decent ratings, but it has faltered in recent episodes. NBC owns neither of the two series, so their fates are bit murkier. 

The Blacklist is down, but NBC owns the show and has a spin-off waiting in the wings. Contrary to what some may think, the series will be renewed over the likes of Blindspot and Timeless. 

It's worth noting, when considering these figures, that NBC is currently averaging a 1.53 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, ABC, Fox and CBS.

Note: The Blacklist: Redemption, Chicago Justice, Emerald City, Great News, Marlon, Midnight Texas, Powerless, Taken and Trial & Error are on tap for mid-season.

1. This Is Us - Certain Renewal

This Is Us - Certain Renewal
This Is Us has been averaging 9.6 million viewers and a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49. The show gets a ample gains in delayed viewing and has near universal critical acclaim. It's not going anywhere.

2. Chicago Fire - Certain Renewal

Chicago Fire - Certain Renewal
Chicago Fire is down just marginally in Season 5. It is currently averaging 7.2 million viewers and a 1.6 rating. It's safe.

3. Law & Order: SVU - Likely Renewal

Law & Order: SVU - Likely Renewal
This veteran procedural drama is down slightly to 6.2 million viewers and a 1.5 rating. It will be renewed as long as the cast signs up for another go around.

4. The Good Place - Could Go Either Way

The Good Place - Could Go Either Way
This comedy series has cooled off in recent weeks. Season 1 is averaging 5.1 million viewers and a 1.5 rating. With the show now on hiatus, it remains to be seen whether the viewers will return for the final four episodes.

5. Chicago PD - Certain Renewal

Chicago PD - Certain Renewal
Chicago PD Season 4 has slipped a little. It is currently averaging 6.1 million viewers and a 1.4 rating. It's hard to imagine NBC parting with any members of the Chicago trifecta this season.

6. Chicago Med - Certain Renewal

Chicago Med - Certain Renewal
Chicago Med moved to a new night and the ratings took a hit. Season 2 is averaging 6.9 million viewers and a 1.3 rating. It's still safe for another year.

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