NBC Renew/Cancel #10 [2017-18]: ’Timeless’ is a Tossup, ’Good Girls’ is a Likely Renewal

Predictions for 4/22/18

One show is upgraded. Two shows are downgraded. 

Show Title [Average Adults 18-49 rating/Most recent rating]

Timeless [0.65/0.5] - I've decided to downgrade Timeless from likely renewal to a tossup. The drama started out with a respectable 0.8 rating for its second season premiere. But, the decent ratings did not last for long. The most recent episode garnered an anemic 0.5 and registered as a new series low. It is also one of the network's lowest-rated programs. On average, Timeless only performs better than Blindspot, Taken, and Champions. But, there is still hope for the series. According to Deadline, Sony made a deal with NBC to give them a license fee reduction, guaranteed profits, and international distribution rights if they renewed the show. It ended up working out and Timeless snatched up a second season. If Sony negotiates in the same manner, then Timeless definitely has a shot. For now, it's firmly a bubble show. 

Good Girls [1.05/0.9] - Good Girls has been upgraded from tossup to likely renewal. While not a success in the 18-49 demographic, the series has been relatively stable. Additionally, the first eight episodes of Good Girls has the same average that Taken did through the same point in its first season. That series ended up receiving a second season. Finally, the middling ratings can be overlooked thanks to an international distribution deal with Netflix. While not a lock, Good Girls is a safe bet. 

Champions [0.55/0.4] - Expectedly, Champions has been downgraded from likely cancellation to certain cancellation. The latest episode of the series garnered a dreadful 0.4 rating. Moreover, the fact that NBC is making the show air out of repeats proves that they've given up on it. To add insult to injury, the comedy is the second lowest-rated NBC series. It only beats Taken which was recently pulled off the schedule. This series is the dictionary definition of a dead show walking. It's a miracle that the peacock network is even letting it air its full episode order. 

Taken [0.44/0.4] - NBC recently pulled Taken off the schedule. The remaining episodes of the movie-based drama are scheduled to air in the summer. I'll wait for an official announcement to move it to the 'canceled' section. Nevertheless, it's essentially dead.  

Which show would you save?

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