NBC Renew/Cancel Week 16: Indebted Looks A Little Stronger, but Renewal Is Still Unlikely

In the past week, NBC has seen some additional ratings increases and they've debuted another new show. Keep reading to see what I have to say about Council of Dads, plus an update on one of their other new shows from the 2019-20 season.

Certain Cancellation:
Perfect Harmony (0.4)

Likely Cancellation: 
Bluff City Law (0.6)
Indebted (0.4)

Leans Cancellation:
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt For the Bone Collector (0.5)
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (0.4)

Leans Renewal: 
Good Girls (0.4)
Manifest (0.7)

Likely Renewal:

Certain Renewal:
Saturday Night Live (1.3)

Already Renewed:
The Blacklist
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Chicago Fire
Chicago Med
Chicago PD
Law & Order: SVU
New Amsterdam
This Is Us

Already Canceled/Final Season:
The Good Place
Will & Grace

Coming Soon:
Council of Dads

Indebted: Last week, NBC's newest sitcom entry jumped a tenth to what was easily a new series high. Unfortunately, that series high is still a 0.5. The show doesn't have terrible retention from Will & Grace, holding onto 76% of that show's average (with a season average that's 0.12 lower than W&G), but with Will & Grace so low to begin with, it needs to do more than that. 0.5 isn't a terrible number for an NBC comedy, and it's actually the second-highest number any NBC newbie has hit season year so far, but I don't think it's going to be enough considering that Sony distributes and co-produces the show. NBC may end up giving a pity renewal to a newbie this season (none of their newbies have actually earned it), but I have real doubts that it'll be this one. Unless it really jumps in the coming weeks, it's still a LIKELY CANCELLATION.

Council of Dads: As with Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist earlier this season, it's too early for me to give Council of Dads a prediction at this point. Its premiere rating was awful, but it wasn't in its regular timeslot and therefore I'm not giving it a prediction. It will wait for a prediction until after it premieres at the end of April.

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