Summer Renew/Cancel, Week 15: NBC's Newbie Shows All Look Healthy

It's Week 15 of the Summer Renew/Cancel, and today I'll be examining NBC's shows, and I'll be re-categorizing one of them. Stay tuned to find out which one that is, plus my analysis on the other newbies.

Certain to be Canceled:
Somewhere Between (0.4)
Zoo (0.5)
Salvation (0.5)

Likely to be Canceled:

Leans Cancellation:
The Night Shift (0.7)

Leans Renewal:
Midnight, Texas (0.8)
Marlon (1.1)

Likely to be Renewed:

Certain to be Renewed:
SNL Weekend Update Thursday (1.2)

Fate Determined:
Still Star-Crossed (0.3, CANCELED, correct)
Downward Dog (0.7, CANCELED, correct)
The Carmichael Show (0.8, CANCELED, correct)
Hooten & the Lady (0.2, CANCELED, correct)

Yet to Premiere:

Midnight, Texas: While Midnight had a really rough drop to 0.6 when airing in some really crappy circumstances, the show had a really nice rebound to 0.9 in its most recent outing. That's the same number it premiered to earlier this Summer, and it's really impressive that it was able to recover by THAT much. That's not something we see frequently, so this is a good sign for M,T. It still LEANS RENEWAL, but the future looks brighter for it after this week.

SNL Weekend Update Thursday: With an uptick to 1.3 for its finale, Weekend Update had an impressive Summer run. Its 1.23 average is even more impressive when considering that it was preempted in many parts of the country. With the numbers it received, and the fact that it's an SNL spinoff (meaning the network probably cares about it more than the average Summer show), it's not really a matter of if it'll be back. It's when. It's the very first CERTAIN RENEWAL of the Summer.

Marlon: While this show doesn't have great retention, it's actually pretty steady in half-hours. This means that the show has a relatively dedicated audience, or at the very least, people are interested enough to stay tuned. It was also relatively steady in its second week. I think these are good signs for the show, so as of now, it LEANS RENEWAL

Even though everything has premiered for the summer, I'll be back again next week for another edition of the Renew/Cancel,  and every Tuesday after that for my other Summer predictions.

What do you think of my predictions? Let me know in the comments below.

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