ABC Renew/Cancel Week 18: A Battered Good Doctor Looks Like a Lock

This week in the ABC Renew/Cancel, I take a further look at The Good Doctor, a show I've often overlooked this season. Keep reading to see what's going on with this veteran Monday night staple!

Certain Cancellation:

Likely Cancellation:
Call Your Mother (0.4, 0.3-0.5)
For Life (0.3, 0.3-0.5)

Leans Cancellation:
Mixed-ish (0.5, 0.4-0.6)

Leans Renewal:
American Housewife (0.6, 0.4-0.6)

Likely Renewal:
The Conners (0.7, 0.6-0.9)
The Goldbergs (0.7, 0.6-0.8)
Grey's Anatomy (1.2, 0.9-1.3)
A Million Little Things (0.6, 0.4-0.7)
The Rookie (0.5, 0.4-0.6)

Certain Renewal:
Big Sky (0.6, 0.6-0.7)
Blackish (0.5, 0.4-0.6)
The Good Doctor (0.6, 0.6-0.7)
Station 19 (0.9, 0.8-1.2)

Coming Soon:
Home Economics
Women of the Movement  

The Good Doctor: In an attempt to be cautious, I've kept this veteran medical drama as a likely renewal for the entirety of the season. It's been a mediocre season for the series, which has taken a 26% hit from the previous season and is consistently tying its series low (often preliminarily hitting a new low before adjusting up). It has a tendency to tie its series low in its season premieres, so however low it goes this season, it's going to, at best, there at that level. It's not a hit anymore, not in Live+ Same-Day ratings, and it will never be again. However, shows don't need to be hits to stay on the air. They only need to make money, and with Good Doctor remaining one of ABC's top 10 PM series (only rating lower tna Big Sky), and consistently out-rating most of their comedies, it has to be making them money yet. I don't see a path to cancellation here, and I'm upping it to a CERTAIN RENEWAL.

What do you think of my predictions? What are your predictions? Let me know in the comments and vote in the poll of the week!

Which of my predictions do you disagree with most?
Mixed-ish as Leans Cancellation
Call Your Mother as Likely Cancellation
The Goldbergs as Likely Renewal
The Conners as Likely Renewal
For Life as Likely Cancellation
Grey's Anatomy as Likely Renewal
The Rookie as Likely Renewal
American Housewife as Leans Renewal
A Million Little Things as Likely Renewal
The Good Doctor as Certain Renewal
Station 19 as Certain Renewal

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